ERA YES - Videos: Making an Impact for Equality
The ERA MN video project is a way for everyday Minnesotans to tell each other why the amendment matters to them and that equality should be a core value for all Minnesotans.
It's simple - ERA MN is asking people to create short 30 to ~90 second videos featuring themselves or people they know talking about why the ERA matters to them. Then post them and let us know so we can add them to our Video Gallery.
If you want to make a video, but not comfortable telling your story -- record yourself or you and a bunch of friends reciting the amendment in your first language:
“Equality under the law shall not be abridged or denied on account of gender.” ~English
“Sharciga sinaantu waxuu qirayaa in aan cidna lagu xaqirin ama lagu diidin jensiga.” ~ Somali
"Igualdad ante la ley será no abreviada o negada a causa de género." ~ Spanish
"Txoj kev cai lij choj raws li txoj cai yuav tsis muab abridged los yog tsis pom zoo ntawm tus account ntawm poj niam txiv neej." ~Hmong
How do I make my own video?
Ideas on what to say
People should post their videos on their favorite social media channels using the hashtags #ERAmn and #14WordsForEquality. ERA MN will share the videos across the organization's social media and website. (see ERA Yes - Video Gallery on the Home page.
A few ideas ERA MN is trying to emphasize are:
If you’re not sure what to say in a longer video, or just like being on camera, get a group of friends together and record a short video using one of the blurbs below:
Tips for Great Videos
Here are a few tips for making a great video:
Here are a few filming tips:
In addition to asking people to create their own videos, ERA Minnesota produced some longer videos featuring Minnesotans talking about why the ERA matters to them. Those videos can be seen on the organization’s YouTube channel. Select videos will also be on our Home page > ERA YES Video section.
Questions about the project should be directed to Suzann Willhite.
Check our blog post "Tell Us Why Minnesota Needs the ERA" for more information .
Now is the Time to let people know why you support the ERA with a video of your own!
Add the hashtags: #ERAmn & #14WordsforEquality