The battle continues to rage in Virginia to pass a state-level Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA passed the full Senate and is now being considered by the House Committee on Privilege and Elections. Virginians must step up NOW to stop this very dangerous amendment.
CWA of Virginia is co-sponsoring a rally/lobby day along with several like-minded groups to oppose the ERA. I will be attending as one of the speakers as well as CWA’s Young Women for America National Coordinator, Kelsey Good. Help us show “strength in numbers” by attending the rally and lobbying our state legislators!
Date/Time/Location: January 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 in Richmond (State Capitol).
8:00 a.m. – Registration opens
8:30 a.m. – Welcome, instructions on how to talk to legislators, talking points distributed, and list of delegates to visit after you visit your own.
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Talk to your delegate! Click here to find out who your delegate is.
11:00 a.m. – Line up to sit in the House and Senate gallery. We have “reserved” seating and our group will be recognizing from the floor. Arrive early, if possible, to insure a seat.
12:00 p.m./after verbal recognition on the floor – Purchase a lunch at the 3rd floor cafeteria in the SunTrust building.
1:00 p.m. – Rally (address location will be provided upon registration)
RSVP TODAY by clicking here. For security purposes, we need to be able to provide a list of names of those who will be attending the event. We will send you the specific location and additional details once you have registered.
Please take action! Whether you are able to attend or not, there are several things that you can do to stop this horrendous amendment. (Special thanks to those that have already taking these actions as instructed in past e-alerts.)
- The ERA is currently in the House Privilege and Elections committee. Please ask each member to vote NO on the ERA, SJR 284. Click here to contact them and click here for talking points. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Virginia.
- We have joined with other pro-family groups in a video project. This week only. The goal is to inundate lawmakers with heartfelt, informal, brief videos from women expressing their opposition to ERA. It’s easy! Using your mobile phone, laptop or tablet – simply record a 30 second to two-minutevideo expressing your opposition in your own words. Use our talking points to assist you. Time is of the essence. We need these by the end of tomorrow. When recording, after you introduce yourself, state you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Virginia and then complete your brief recording. Once complete, email your video to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your video is too large to email, I will provide an option for you to upload the video.
- Pass this e-alert on to others. Encourage them to both pray and act immediately.
Please keep this important issue in prayer. Prayer for each member of the committee as you contact them. Pray they will have the wisdom and courage to oppose the ERA.
Thank you in advance for your diligence through both your prayers and actions.
CWA of Virginia