Needed: GOP Senators to Co-sponsor ERA (SJRes 6 to remove the deadline)
Dear all I was privileged to be on a call on ERA today with Senator Murkowski:1. Call to ACTION— Repeat the work we did in Washington DC two years ago! Need all US Senators (bi-partison) on board as co-sponsors of SJRES6 – Removal of the ERA deadline. (I’ll follow up with Bobbee, Ela and Megan for an action alert)
2. The Senate briefing will be held TOMORROW from 9:30-10:30 am ET on Thursday, July 25th, in 188 Russell Senate Office Building. The briefing will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/senatorbencardin/, and it will be recorded there for later viewing.3. Sen. Murkowski is committed to removing the deadline. She’s asking for all groups to contact their senators to become co-sponsors:Essentially she and Sen. Cardin are anticipating that Virginia will Ratify (more on that below), and they need to get senators on board as co-sponsors. She says we need to 1. get all co-sponsors from the last session back as co-sponsors 2. get a new set of bi-partisan co-sponsors. Zonta developed a training and script for meeting with Senators. Every state should reach out and meet with their Senator’s staffers in their offices between Now and Sept to demand co-sponsorship. (see attached).
<Screen Shot 2019-07-23 at 3.38.10 PM.png>See the attached updated powerpoint for Clubs and individuals to call their Senators to Co sponsor Senate Joint Resolution to Remove the Deadline for ERA . Calls an be made, or even better, meet with your Senators staffers in you home state, or in Washington DC.Ratification.
<PastedGraphic-5.pdf>4. Virginia is the next emphasis. VARatifyERA is looking for sponsors for their ground actions: I would like to propose that the Zonta USA caucus be a sponsor (we can crowdfund if needed I will set up a go fund me if needed) : here’s the details from the VARatifyERA team: