Many of you are probably not aware that certain members of the state legislature in Arkansas are trying to revive the Equal Rights Amendment. This has been going on for the last few legislative sessions. During the last go around, the people on the right went so far as to fly in Phyllis Shlafly to testify against the passage. The issue never made it out of committee.
The good news is that we have a new opportunity! The ERA is back before the committee again this year and we have 2 Democrats for it, 2 Republicans against it and a Democrat that is on the fence. Do you all think that we can let him know that the left has his back? The pressure from the homophobic right has been intense! The anti-feminists have drawn horrible pictures of women fighting on the front lines of war. We cannot let them win again... Not with victory within our grasp!
Please stand with me and push Senator Bobby Glover to move the issue out of committee. Supporters of the ERA believe that we have a real chance for passage if only we can make it to the full chamber body. We just need one more push to get it there. Reignite the fight for equal rights for all people. The Lilly Ledbetter Act was a great start, let the ERA be the finish line.
If you wish to help show that our nation's daughters are equal to our nation's sons, please email or call Senator Glover.
A big thanks in advance to all of you that take time out of your busy lives to make a difference today.