ERA Rally at the Capitol on International Women's Day!
ERA MN and Women's March MN thank you!! Because of all of you we had a GREAT event at the Capitol yesterday! We accomplished what we set out to do:
Some of our legislators/bill authors & co-authors attended and/or addressed the crowd to great applause and cheering:
St. Paul Council Women, Jane Prince address the crowd -- announcing that St. Paul passed a resolution calling on "the Minnesota Senate and House to pass a bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, known as the Equal Rights Amendment, providing for gender equality under the law." She then challenged other cities to do the same. [Find a template of the resolution to bring to your city council.]
LaDonna Redmond, community organizer and activist, gave an inspirational speech and rose the energy level of the room another notch! Brad Gangnon challenged other men to step up in support and be heard.
Our partner organizations shared a little about their organization and why an ERA is needed:
Thanks to everyone for coming, for talking to their legislators, for authoring bills, for speaking to the crowd and for fighting for and Equal Rights Amendment in Minnesota!!
In solidarity -- ERA MN & Women's March MN
ERA Minnesota (ERAMN) is a coalition of individuals and organizations working to secure an Equal Rights Amendment to the State and Federal Constitutions.