ERA Minnesota's mission is two fold:
To that end a group of dedicated women and men decided it was time to get started!
But a few women and men can't do this alone. A coalition has been formed (see our Allies)--an alliance of like minded people and groups working together towards this commnon goal.
We are inviting every Minnesotan, every Minnesota organization, business, nonprofit, labor union, and faith group to join us in support of an ERA in Minnesota and an ERA in our country.
ERA Minnesota Campaign
With a unified, diverse collaboration of members, ERA Minnesota will mount an effective public relations campaign leading up to the 2016 Minnesota Legislative session, including public awareness, to get an equal rights amendment on the ballot.
We will develop an effective legislative strategy with House and Senate leadership to ensure passage out of both bodies during the 2015 session. A Constitutional amendment does not have to be approved by the Governor, so if a simple majority in both the House and Senate approves, the amendment can be placed on the ballot statewide in the 2016 elections.
Once placed on the ballot, part two of the campaign begins--education. We will need to educate voters statewide that in fact, we do not have an equal rights amendment in regards to gender, and that it is necessary.
Assumed equity is not enough.