Equal Rights for Women: One State away from Constitutional Equality
POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBD
Thursday, September 13, 2018 (Evening)
EVENT TYPE: Panel Discussion
This event is cosponsored by: Feminist Majority Foundation and Fairfax County Democratic Committee National Affairs (FCDC NAC)
Ninety-five years after it was first introduced in Congress, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) guaranteeing women Constitutional equality is just one state away from ratification! A vibrant campaign is underway for Virginia to become the 38th and final state needed to ratify the ERA. Our distinguished panelists include ERA warriors Ellie Smeal, who spearheaded the ratification efforts in the 70s and 80s, Eileen Davis, state-level strategist and advocate in Virginia, Andrea Miller, Congressional-level expert and advocate, and Wendy Murphy, national legal expert on Women and the Law. The panelists will review the history of the ERA and why we still need Constitutional equality, and update us on the new developments in Virginia and nationally. The panel will provide a concrete call to action for attendees to get involved in ERA ratification and inspire a true inter-generational effort to create a permanent national standard for eliminating sex discrimination.
Ellie Smeal, President and Co-founder, Feminist Majority Foundation, former President of National Organization for Women (NOW)
Eileen Davis, Co-founder, Women-Matter.org
Andrea Miller, Executive Director, People Demanding Action
Wendy Murphy, JD, Director, Women’s and Children’s Advocacy Project, Professor of sexual violence law, New England Law|Boston
PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. $15 Young Dems. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.