The GWC and GBC invite you to join in conversation with a champion for women’s rights as they discuss with us the on-going battles for equality in the United States. She has fought to bring women into the Constitution and is far too familiar with all of the reasons the ERA is absolutely mandatory to provide and protect the rights of women. The attack on women’s rights, particularly over the last four years has intensified, with every aspect of women’s lives threatened and the challenge is clear, we must have that protection. But, to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, we must flip the Senate. If you haven’t put your focus there yet, you will by the time this conversation is over. 100 years after women took the vote by sheer force of will, it is time for women to use that power to defeat the opponents of their rights.
ABOUT OUR GUEST:
Eleanor (Ellie) Smeal
As Co-Founder and President of the Feminist Majority Foundation and former President of the National Organization for Women (NOW), Ellie has played a pivotal role in defining the debate, developing the strategies, and charting the direction of the modern day women’s movement for nearly five decades. She was the first to identify the “gender gap” – the difference in the way women and men vote and view issues – and popularized its usage in election and polling analyses to enhance women’s voting clout. Ellie has been an activist leader in the passage of landmark legislation, such as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Equal Credit Act, Violence Against Women Act, and Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. She led the fight for the U.S. ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (from 1977-1982), and is in the leadership of the current efforts to pass the ERA.
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Local Event Start Time
|Vancouver, Canada||10:00 PDT|
|Minneapolis, USA||12:00 CDT|
|Washington DC, USA||13:00 EDT|
|London, United Kingdom||18:00 BST|
|Frankfurt, Germany||19:00 CEST|
|Nairobi, Kenya||20:00 EAT|
|Dubai, United Arab Emirates||21:00 GST|
|Bangkok, Thailand||22:00 ICT|
|Beijing, China||23:00 CST|