URGENT: Photos needed! - DA Equal Rights Amendment Project Needs Your Help!

Message from the DA Equal Rights Amendment Project Coordinator:

Happy New Year Everyone!

There’s been quite a bit of activity on the DA Equal Rights Amendment Project and now need help from all of you. This is your call to action.

The VA general assembly starts their session on January 9. They would love to have some photos and videos of Americans living abroad that support ERA to use to win over some votes.

So if you could take a photo holding a sign and/or make a 30-45 second video, that would be appreciated. (Guidelines below).

Equal Means Equal has offered the Heroica Film company to edit the videos. If possible, they would like by the end of the week so they can put something together for a big event in Richmond on Jan 8. So if you could send something in the next 2 days, that would be great.

However, if you miss this first deadline, we have also been asked by both Arizona and North Carolina for the same thing and they do not need as soon. Just send as soon as you can.

So – show your support of women and equal rights by creating a photo and/or video. Send the photo and video links to me at era@democratsabroad.org

THANK YOU for your help!

Shari

Shari Temple

DA ERA Project Coordinator

Democrats Abroad

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ERA Photo Guidelines

Photo Guidelines:

Make sign on A4 or 8.5x11 paper

Please include on the sign “American living in {country name} or {city name}” along with some support for ERA.

Take photo with sign with your face showing

Photos of your kids holding the sign is also good – if you are ok with the photo on the internet

If you are from one of the 13 states (AR, AL, AZ, GA, NC, SC, UT, FL, MS, MO, OK, UT, LA) that have not ratified the ERA, if you could do a second sign and photo replacing “American” with your state, like Oklahoman, that would be great.

Please send photo to ERA@democratsabroad.org

Text ideas:

Please vote for the ERA

Please ratify the ERA

I support Women

I support Women’s rights

Equal rights for All

Women need equal rights

Women deserve equal rights

ERA NOW

ERA Video Guidelines

Video Guidelines:

Consider wearing something or standing/seating by something that shows you are living abroad – for example a foreign newspaper, translation dictionary, map, typical item from country, or outside at a recognizable place in your country. However, don’t worry about it – just a blank wall is fine.

Do NOT wear or say anything partisan. Almost all Dems support ERA so trying to win the Rep vote.

Please show some passion but avoid/limit profanity.

Start with “I’m an American living in {country name}”. You can also use city name if it is one all Americans would recognize, like London, Paris, Tokyo.

If you live in a country that has equal rights for women in the constitution, especially if in some non-European country, mention that.

If you are from one of the 13 states (AR, AL, AZ, GA, NC, SC, UT, FL, MS, MO, OK, UT, LA) that have not ratified the ERA, you may want to mention that. Note that Virginia, North Carolina, and Arizona are the top 3 targets right now.

For Virginia, you may want to call out Speaker Cox since he is the current ‘gatekeeper’ that could cause it to stall and never get to the Virginia House floor.

Ask for ERA support.

Keep video to less than 60 seconds, ideally 45 seconds.

If you post the video on Facebook or Instagram, please add hashtags #DAforERA and #VAratifyERA

Send a link to the video to era@democratsabroad.org

Text ideas:

I’m an American living in {country}. I have more rights as a woman here than I do back home. Please support the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. Women around the world care about what happens in the United States. Please vote for the ERA.

I’m an American living in {country}. 85% of the countries in the world have equal rights for women in their constitution. (country} is one of them. I want to see my home country one as well. Please vote for the equal rights amendment.

I’m an American living in {country}. In 2018, I was happy when I learned Illinois became the 37th state to ratify the ERA. My hope for 2019 is that Virginia becomes number 38. Please support the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

I’m an American living in {country}. As a man, I care about women’s rights. I hope you do as well. Please pass the Equal Rights Amendment.

I’m an American living in {country}. When I recently learned that the US still does not have equal rights for women in our Constitution, I was shocked. How can that be? Surely one of the 13 states that have not ratified it will all do so this year. It is 2019! It’s past time. Please vote for the Equal Rights Amendment.

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