For my mom

This is a picture of my mom and me at the Women's March in D.C. on Jan. 21st, 2017, her 73rd birthday. We'd been planning our trip to Washington for months - thought we'd be going to watch the first woman President get sworn in. My mom has fought for women's rights her whole life, so I thought she should be there on that historic day. I still hope we'll be there, when that day finally arrives. In the meantime, I'd like her to see passage of the ERA. FINALLY. That it's taken decades to accomplish is a blemish on our country. A disgrace. If we are ever going to reach the American ideal that all are equal under the law, we can start with this one easy step, to declare that half of the country are not second-class citizens. Please extend the deadline for passage and give women the constitutionally protected equality every person deserves.  Live in Germany, Vote in Washington