RSVP Here to Join us for Campus ERA Day!
We hope you will be able to join us–virtually– on Monday, April 27th at 6PM/ET for a terrific discussion of the Equal Rights Amendment. Please RSVP here or join the night of by Zoom or Facebook Live to tune in. Our 4th Annual Campus ERA Day will swing into action then–with some of the major participants in this year’s big successes: Virginia becoming the 38th and final state needed for ratification–and the House of Representatives dissolving the time limit in the introduction of the ERA. More to be done to get our 28th Amendment–and our panelists can tell us how to get there.
The event is conducted in partnership with the Grove Fellows based at Roosevelt House Institute of Public Policy at Hunter College. ERA Coalition Co-President Jessica Neuwirth, who is also Director of the Human Rights Project at Hunter started ERA Campus Day four years ago–and our DC and Advocacy Director Bettina Hager and I are pleased to be Grove Leaders this year, helping the Fellows put on the event. We are now taking students through the Zoom process–students from states like Hawaii, Missouri, Mississippi, South Carolina Texas and Iowa who are joining us Monday. We are excited that this year we have many high school students joining the conversation, including panelist Rosie Couture–a high school sophomore–who leads Coalition Lead Organization Generation Ratify, representing some 800 ERA focused students across the country.
In addition to the Live virtual panelists, we will have video messages sent to the students from Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), bi-partisan co-leads on SJ Res8, the Senate bill to dissolve the time limit on the ERA.
Senators Ben Cardin and Lisa MurkowskiHere you will find our news release on Campus ERA Day: CAMPUS ERA DAY ON APRIL 27TH TO BE VIRTUAL EVENT IN SUPPORT OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT Actor Alyssa Milano, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, and ERA Advocates from Around the Country to Join Panel FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(New York, NY – April 23, 2020) The fourth annual Campus ERA Day hosted by The ERA Coalition and the Eva Kastan Grove Fellowship Program at Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College will be held as a virtual event on Monday, April 27th at 6:00 PM EST. The annual event is the largest of its kind in support of the Equal Rights Amendment ratification. Students representing colleges from states including South Carolina, New Hampshire, Michigan, Mississippi, and Hawaii will come together on Zoom. For the first time, Campus ERA Day will welcome high school students as participants.Read the full press release here.
And here, a wonderful OpEd written by Cornell student Liel Sterling, who has participated in Campus ERA Day all four years of her college life.
As part of our ERA Coalition interview series, here is the latest installment–a conversation with Nevada State Senator Pat Spearman, who was in leadership for the 2017 Nevada ratification, the impetus to the states of Ilinois and Virginia following suit.
And as we close, the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality want to express our thanks for your donations made here. We realize that needs are so great everywhere and are honored that you have kept a place in your hearts for the work of equality.2020 is our big year. We will get this done. Carol Jenkins