Nearly a hundred people filled the rotunda in the Capitol today to show their support of DFL Minority Leader Melissa Hortman after her callout of white male legislators who had retired during the legislative session on April 3rd to play cards while female legislators of color spoke on behalf of a public safety bill being presented. ERAMN members were there today to show their support for Melissa Hortman and women leaders of color.
Check out this amazing video of our day at the Capitol on March 8th by Defending Peace.
More than 500 people came together at the ERAMN Day At The Capitol honoring International Women's Day, A Day Without Women on March 8, 2017. Not only were the hallways filled with supporters but so too was the press conference held by ERAMN along with chief Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) bill authors Senators Sandy Pappas, Richard Cohen & Scott Dibble, and Representatives Frank Hornstein, Ilhan Omar and Rena Moran. This turnout precipitated a significant media commentary including a Star Tribune article and an editorial endorsing the 3-State Strategy removing the June 30,1982 deadline on the ERA. That editorial, along with the now iconic photo of a capitol building staircase bursting with people dressed in red, was shared with ERA activists nationwide resulting in a groundswell of excitement and expectation over finally ratifying an equal rights amendment into our constitution. Stay tuned for next steps!
ERAMN is excited to announce that #Women’s March MN is working beside us to promote ERA Capitol Action Day!
Welcome to ERA Minnesota’s International Women’s Day Action Day at the Minnesota State Capitol! This effort is held in conjunction with #WomensMarchMN!
Share the good news that legislation is now in place at the state level to finally pass the EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT!
From 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM we have Room G23 in the Capitol reserved for gathering, an ERA Briefing, and sending folks out in teams to do Legislator Visits/Visibility throughout the Capitol Complex. All legislators will be invited to stop by and greet our activists there. At 11:30 AM folks are invited to join women legislators and staff members on the Capitol Steps for a group photo to be shared with press/media. Then at 12 Noon we will meet in front of both the House & Senate Chambers, and we will send notes to our legislators to meet individually with us to discuss pending legislation before both chambers.
No experience necessary. Come advocate for equal rights in our constitution to ensure that “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” and take a stand because Women will not wait another 241 years for Equality!
Our mantra is PASS THE ERA!
THE DAY’s SCHEDULE
9:30 AM: Meet in Room G-23, Ground Level of the Capitol Building
10:00 AM: Visit Legislators’ Offices in State & Senate Office Buildings
11:00 AM: ERA Teams do visibility throughout the Capitol Complex
11:30 AM: Photo w/Women Legislators & Staff on the Capitol Steps
12:00 PM: Greet Members in front of House & Senate Chambers
1:30 PM: We’re Done!
Come when you can – stay as long as you can. ALL ARE WELCOME!
You are invited to join the next ERA MN gathering on Saturday for food, fellowship, and MN Capitol action planning! We will plan activities for our DAY WITHOUT WOMEN/INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.
WHAT: ERA Minnesota Brunch at Betty’s
WHERE: 1271 Osage Street, St Paul MN 55117 (one block east of Como Lake)
WHEN: 10 AM, Saturday, February 25th
RSVP: Call 651-340-2466 or email email@example.com
Bring a friend or two! Just be sure to give us a headcount so we have enough refreshments.
Join ERA Minnesota on Tuesday, January 3rd - the 1st day of Session. The ERA Minnesota Action Squad will visit all legislators' offices with BUTTONS, ERA SIGNS, & LETTERS to detail our legislative agenda. We will also invite each legislator to join us at the Minnesota Women’s March both in D.C. and here at the State Capitol on January 21st.
WHAT: ERA Minnesota Capitol Action Squad
WHEN: Tuesday, January 3rd
WHERE: Meet in Room 400S of the State Office Building, 100 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, St Paul, 55155
TIME: 9 AM
RSVP: to firstname.lastname@example.org
ERA MN is in full support of the Women's March -- the National March on Washington, DC and of the Local March/Rally at our own state capitol in St. Paul -- both happening the Saturday after inauguration day, January 21, 2017.
Please check the Women's March tab for more information on both Marches.
Also, bus tickets are now on sale! Get yours while you can. Check the Bus Tickets tab for more information.
Thank you to everyone who attended the opening night screening of Equal Means Equal and the following panel discussion at the St. Anthony Main Theater on Women's Equality Day, August 26, 2016. We would like to extend a special thank you to our panelists and organizers of the screening, and to our moderator and ERA Minnesota President, Betty Folliard (see photo below).
Dr. Wilhelmina Holder, Senator Sandy Pappas (Panelist), Congressman Keith Ellison (Panelist), Mimi Oo (Organizer), Emilia Gonzalez Avalos (Panelist), Trista Matascastillos (Panelist), Betty Folliard (Moderator) —at St. Anthony Main Theatre.
In celebration of Women's Equality Day, screenings of Equal Means Equal are being shown all over the United States, including a special free screening in Minneapolis. We hope you were able to secure a ticket in advance, but if you have not, this important movie will be released in September to general audiences. A list of Women's Equality Day screenings can be found here: http://equalmeansequal.com/august-26th-venues/
ERA Minnesota is delighted to be invited to speak at the USDA's Cereal Disease Lab for Women's Equality Day. We reviewed the history of women's suffrage in the United States, and why the vote was not enough to secure full equality for all genders. leading to how passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in the United States and Minnesota's constitutions will achieve that unfinished goal.
Director of Communications, Beth Johnson, provides a historical overview of women's suffrage and attempts to pass an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution.
If you would like a speaker to present to your organization, please contact Beth Johnson at the ERA Minnesota Speaker's Bureau at email@example.com.
Join us on the morning of Saturday, August 6th at 10 am for a two hour strategy meeting.
We will elect officers and brunch will be served!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
ERA Minnesota (ERAMN) is a coalition of individuals and organizations working to secure an Equal Rights Amendment to the State and Federal Constitutions.