Equality under the law shall not be abridged or denied on account of "sex".
Senator Nelson Supports Equal Rights for Women!
Contact Senator Nelson now!
Why contact her?
Senator Nelson (R-SD26) is a member of her party’s leadership team and holds significant power to help determine what legislation could be heard -or not heard- in committees and ultimately how the GOP responds to women’s rights and women’s issues.
She has authored Senate File 3106 - a bill supporting adding an Equal Rights Amendment to the ballot in 2020. However, "gender" has been changed to "sex" - which mimics the proposed US ERA.
Thank her and encourge her to convince her party that they need to show the women of their district and all of Minnesota that they support ALL of their constituents EQUALLY, regardless of their sex.
95 University Avenue W.,
MN Senate Bldg, #3235
St. Paul, MN 55155
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Contact Senator Nelson
What to say?
Here's example text - feel free to use it, adapt it or just write your own.
Dear Senator Nelson,
I’m writing to thank you and to encourage you to convince the rest of your party to support placing the Minnesota ERA on the ballot in 2020.
The Minnesota Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is about creating opportunities for everyone regardless of their sex and I think that Minnesotans should get to decide if we want the amendment as part of our Constitution.
I believe passing the amendment will help address serious issues in Minnesota like gender violence, workplace discrimination, parental rights and the wage gap. I also believe it will help create a more open society and begin a cultural shift that truely values women and their work and place in society.
Thank you for your support in putting the Minnesota ERA on the ballot in 2020. I hope you are also in favor of removing the time frame on the Federal ERA (SF208).
Thank you for your consideration of my viewpoint on this matter. I believe it is an extremely important issue, and would like to see the legislation pass to enable the citizens of Minnesota be able to vote for themselves on this amendment.
Here are a few tips for talking to legislators:
Contact More Senators
Please contact each of the senators below and ask them to give Minnesotans the chance to vote on the ERA in 2020 and to tell Congress to remove the deadline from the Federal ERA. These senators will decide whether or not the amendment gets on the ballot.
We also need you to contact your legislators and tell them to support placing the Minnesota Equal Rights Amendment on the ballot in 2020.
How to Help
Here are a few ideas on how you can help.
Make a Video
ERA Minnesota is encouraging people to create short videos about why the ERA matters to them and post them to social media using hashtags #ERAmn & #14WordsForEquality. We will be sharing the best user videos across social media. Find out more about the soon.
We would be nothing without all of the volunteers making it happen! Become part of the group that will get the ERA passed. All are welcome! Check out our list of volunteer opportunities and see what interests you.
Educate others about the fact that we do not have equality in Minnesota – host a House Party for your friends and neighbors.
Support our efforts to pass the amendment with a donation. We’re currently raising money to help fund our digital media campaign, outreach, and lobbying efforts. Go to our secure Donate page to make a donation.
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