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  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Private home in Hamilton, ON, Canada

    Postcard writing party to flip the Virginia legislature & finally ratify the ERA!

    Virginia has blocked the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment since it first passed Congress in 1972.  We can change that this year.  Here's how:

    All seats in the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate are up for election on November 5.  We need to flip the Republican-dominated State House which shamefully shot down the Equal Rights Amendment once again earlier this year despite it having passed in the Republican-controlled State Senate.  Come join us in writing 400 post cards to 400 specific voters in the district of the House committee chair who has blocked the E.R.A. for the past several years.  We can help Democrat Sheila Bynum-Coleman win and assure that the E.R.A. will finally be ratified to bring legal equality to women in the U.S.A.

    Dems Abroad is working with www.VAratifyERA.org.  Learn more there.

    For recent background, see https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/virginia-house-kills-era-ratification-bill/2019/02/21/82920204-3560-11e9-854a-7a14d7fec96a_story.html

    Please RSVP if you can come help write postcards to flip the Virginia State House so we can finally pass the E.R.A.   Contact Denise Roig for exact address.

    This will also help the National Popular Vote interstate compact be passed in Virginia as well, which will lead to obviating the fundamentally undemocratic Electoral College -- another goal of Democrats Abroad.