The resolution to Ratify the ERA Amendment passed the Illinois Senate on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The resolution was passed out of the Illinois House Human Services committee on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The Illinois House is now preparing to vote to Ratify the ERA Amendment.
IT’S TIME TO RATIFY THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT! HELP MAKE HISTORY! LET’S FLOOD THE PHONES!
Calling our reps is extremely crucial now, especially to put pressure on wavering Republicans. The opposition is robo-calling, spreading lies and “alternative facts”.
Please call your representative and get 5 friends to call theirs. If your representative supports the ERA, thank them and ask them to lobby their colleagues to do the same. Locate your representative: www.openstates.org
Sample script, please feel free to modify:
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [City]. I am calling to express my concern with the current state of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Equal Rights Amendment has not been ratified and added to the United States Constitution. Currently, we need just 2 additional states to reach the three-fourths threshold. Our state is one of those that have yet to ratify the ERA. Without it, there is no guarantee of constitutional gender equality. Now is the time to establish strong legal protections in our Constitution against sex-based discrimination. Therefore, I am reaching out to ask that [name of representative] vote yes to ratify the ERA.
We have several phone bank opportunities. We are calling constituents in targeted districts and asking them to call their representative. Phone lists, scripts and training are provided.
VIRTUAL PHONE BANKS
Phone bank for the ERA from anywhere. All you need is a computer/tablet and a phone. To get started, fill out this Form. You may also magnify the effect by hosting a phone bank party.