The Equal Rights Amendment resolution passed unanimously in Tokyo where we committed to do whatever we can to help get the ERA ratified. See the resolution here.
Watch the video "Legalize Equality." This 30-minute video gives an excellent overview of the Equal Rights Amendment and why it is critical to be ratified.
You can watch the video until 31 December 2019.
To receive the streaming link and password, click RSVP and you will receive an email with the information in it.
Feel free to share the link and password to DA members that want to view it. However, please do NOT post the link and password on the internet in any way. Only Democrats Abroad has access for this private screening and we need to honor this special access given by Equal Means Equal and Heroica Films.
Additional References to learn more about ERA:
Help us call DA Virginia Voters --Only 1 Vote Will Flip the State Legislature!
Just a few weeks ago, Republicans stopped the Equal Rights Amendment in the Virginia Legislature by a single vote!
We were devastated, but not defeated!
Democrats lost control of the VA House of Delegates in the last election by a single vote--the deciding seat was tied and Republicans won it on a COIN TOSS! If we'd had one more voter in that final district the delegate would have been a Dem and we'd have had a legislative majority and, with one more vote, VA would have ratified the ERA.
So now we’re getting ready to take back Virginia!
The entire VA state legislature up for election in November and the primary deadlines are coming up!
We’ve just set up new global phone banking campaigns to reach out to DA voters in Virginia where the 2019 state elections will decide the majority in both the House of Delegates and the VA State Senate.
Let’s ensure a majority in the VA legislature and ratify the ERA!
Sign up here to be on our phone banking team and join the Campaign for Virginia!
Because Our Rights are too important for a coin toss!
Join us on Sunday, June 9 at 1:30 p.m. CET ( 7:30 a.m. EDT)
In June, Books Abroad will step back into a historical piece of feminism, Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. First published in 1899, this novel presents the intellectual and sexual awakening of Edna Pontellier, an affluent, married white woman with two children. After years of succumbing to the limited social expectations for women, Edna expresses a profound dissatisfaction with her life and begins to defy those boundaries. Sixty years after The Awakening was published, Betty Friedan famously called the feeling Edna describes as "the problem that has no name." Despite the turn-of-the-century setting in the Louisiana coast, it doesn’t take much imagination to see the unfortunate and stark resemblances between Edna’s cultural context and that of the feminist awakenings in the 1960s and our current cultural moment. As Barbara Kingsolver writes in her review in The Guardian, “I wish I could declare The Awakening a period piece, but Chopin's social analysis still hits its mark.” Chopin’s novel asks the uncomfortable question: How does a capacious, sapient human reconcile her existence with a world that pervasively tells her: you are less. We’re still asking this question.
We invite you to join the Books Abroad international feminist reading group on Sunday, June 9 at 7:30 a.m. EDT ( 1:30 p.m. CET) for a discussion about this landmark piece of literary fiction.
Please note: This global WebEx is scheduled on Washington DC time. Make sure to check your own time zone.
Books Abroad brings readers across the globe together to discuss works of feminist literature and their relevance to current events in the United States. We meet via WebEx roughly once every three months. So far, this group has read Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, Rebecca Solnit’s The Mother of All Questions, and Roxane Gay’s Not That Bad. We look forward to our upcoming discussion and welcome suggestions for future readings.