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Join us in DC September 13th, 2014 as we rally to ratify the ERA and protect Voters Rights!

A new generation is taking up the fight to finally put women on equal footing with men and have our right to equal protection under the law codified in the U.S. Constitution. It's time to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). We spoke out loud and clear for equality in 2012, but they’re still not listening, so we’re doing it AGAIN in 2014!  We Are Woman, in partnership with ERA Action and Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), is organizing a 2-day event in Washington, DC.

 

Sat 9/13/2014
CONSTITUTION DAY RALLY

We are putting our legislators on notice:


  We will not wait another 200 years for equality; we demand equal protection under the law. Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
  If you don’t support our rights, we will not support your candidacy.
  We demand DEEDS not WORDS, and we VOTE– if we elect you and you don’t take action in support of equality, we will vote you OUT.


We hope you will join us and connect with others at what promises to be a fun and inspirational rally with some great speakers and presenters! More details are coming soon. 

Fri 9/12/2014
CONGRESSIONAL DAY OF ACTION

We will visit with members of Congress on Capitol Hill to deliver a list of the people who signed our pledge to vote and seek support for removal of the ERA ratification deadline and more! More details coming soon!

 
 
 

A Tribute to the Fallen

One hundred fifty nine female veterans of war died in incidents related to their deployment in Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. They did this despite serving a country that does not recognize them as equal under the U.S. Constitution. This number does not begin to recognize the thousands of women veterans suffering from war injuries and PTSD.

Women make up almost 20 percent of our military and without them our national security is compromised. Since women have fully accepted the responsibilities of citizenship in this country, we deserve the benefits of citizenship, a Constitutional guarantee of our rights.

Let's bring it to the steps of the US Capitol that women will not wait another 200 years to have our rights guaranteed. Help us honor the women that died for our country as well as for all who have served and who are serving today, and especially for all those who will serve in the future.
 

A Special Thank You to Protect Our Defenders

We honor and thank Protect Our Defenders for providing legal support for service members and veterans who have suffered sexual assault. 
They embody everything the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and Voter's rights are about.

Service: When WOMEN Come Marching Home

SERVICE, the film, portrays the courage of several women veterans as they transition from active duty to their civilian lives. We see the horrific traumas they faced, their invisible as well as physical injuries and all their challenges in receiving benefits and care. We follow them through the large and small accomplishments they work mightily to achieve. Broadcast on PBS thanks to DAV.

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Win an Autographed Copy of Elizabeth Warren's New Book!


Donate $10 or 10 Tweets to win. Raffle runs from August 12th to September 6th. We Are Woman attended Netroots Nation in Detroit July 17-20.  We saw Senator Elizabeth Warren speak and picked up 4 hardcover copies of her new book "A Fighting Chance".


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Rep. Jackie Speier the Equal Rights Amendment and What is Needed


Our Constitution granted women the right to vote 94 years ago, but efforts to ban discrimination based on sex have never earned constitutional status. This gaping legal hole was summed up recently by conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: "Certainly the Constitution does not require (discrimination on the basis of sex). The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn't.


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