MEDIA ADVISORY -- IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/20/2018 SandyO@passERA.org
Sandy Oestreich, Founder-Pres., Nat'l Equal Rights Amendment Alliance
CLARION CALL FOR EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT for PUBLIC's Safety & AMERICA'S ECONOMY
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Florida, NY, DC, VA, NC, AZ, GA, FL, CA--MeToo, the Women's Marches, and the ascension of a questionable new SCOTUS member raise a clarion call for the U.S. Constitutional Equal Rights Amendment's passage: "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state according to sex".
Leader of 300,000-member National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance, Sandy Oestreich, says "This Amendment means equal treatment, male and female. Sex discrimination made a violation of the U.S. Constitution. We demand that sexual assaults be seriously adjudicated as the soul-searing crime it is. Ladies and gentlemen, we have been noble too long. Thank you for rising up with us."
Out on the streets women variously say that nothing else has ever quelled the ongoing "dismissive, humiliating", "inhumane," "often brutalizing of little girls and women by a certain set of men and boys--not all, often fueled with "alcohol and laughter. Now, 80% more women are demanding Constitutional protection against sex discrimination."
Dr. Faye E. William Esq., President, Congress of Black Women notes economist research "that shows when women do have equity, America's Gross Domestic Product can soar by 15% as in other Nations similarly. But the opposition ignores it."
The National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance, Equal Means Equal, ERA Coalition, Congress of Black Women, Katrina's Dream, and ERA Action, all nationwide, and many others agree. "It's time! " This Amendment had lain silent for 35 years. Over 14 months recently, we and 3 partnering organizations secured two more of the three final ratification votes. Passage now requires one more state legislature's vote for it in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Arizona or Georgia. 94% of Americans surveyed endorse this Amendment's passage. "If Washington won't work for its constituents, we must, we WILL" say proponents.
Sandy Oestreich, founder-president of National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance
Prof. Emerita, Adelphi U., NY; Fmr. elected official, etc.