#Day1forERA Rally – Jan 31 ’22

January 25, 2022
PRESS ADVISORY   For Immediate Release Contact: Suzann Willhite  suzann@eramn.org  (612) 554-4008                Betty Folliard     betty.folliard@gmail.com  (612) 868-3511January 24, 2022ERAMN Announces #Day1forERA RallySaint Paul -  ERA Minnesota (ERAMN, https://www.eramn.org) is holding a huge rally called #Day1forERA on Monday, January 31, 2022, at 11am in the Mi [...]


For Immediate Release 
Contact: Suzann Willhite  suzann@eramn.org  (612) 554-4008
                Betty Folliard     betty.folliard@gmail.com  (612) 868-3511

January 24, 2022

ERAMN Announces #Day1forERA Rally

Saint Paul –  ERA Minnesota (ERAMN, https://www.eramn.org) is holding a huge rally called #Day1forERA on Monday, January 31, 2022, at 11am in the Minnesota Capitol Rotunda. All are invited.

Confirmed speakers thus far are: Minnesota Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, Attorney General Keith Ellison, Senate Minority Leader Melisa López Franzen, Senators Scott Dibble, Mary Kunesh, Jennifer McEwen, Sandy Pappas, Chuck Wiger, and Representatives Kristin Bahner, Kaohly Vang Her, Frank Hornstein, and Rena Moran.

Cosponsors to date include:
AAUW – MplsAlliance of Medical GraduatesBreaking FreeEducation Minnesota​GenderJusticeGenERAtionRatify MNIsland & Discarded WomenIsuroonLeague of Women Voters (LWV) – Mpls., LWV-MN, LWV-St. PaulAFL-CIO MNMN Move to Amend,  MN NowMinnesota ProtestsMN Renewable Now, Mom’s Demand Action MNNational Council of Jewish Women -MNOneMNRISE – Reviving SisterhoodRock What You GotSave our Sons MNtransforming familiesUniteWomen-MNVH4Change,  Women WinningWomen’s March MN

This Thursday, January 27, 2022, the 28th Amendment becomes enforceable in the courts for cases based on sex discrimination, having been properly ratified by the 38 states on January 27, 2020 and thereby achieving all constitutional requirements to become the 28th Amendment to the US Constitution. As of that date, the two-year waiting period before final enactment specified in the amendment will have expired. 

Never in the history of this country has an amendment to The Constitution, having achieved all constitutional requirements set out by Article V (that is, adopted by 2/3 of Congress and ratified by 3/4 states) been stalled by an arbitrary time limit, until women’s rights were on the table. We’re done waiting.

ERA Minnesota, along with 86 Business & Corporate Entities, 24 states, over fifty national Coalitions and Advocates for Equality & Women’s Rights, International Organizations, the United Conference of Mayors, a host of top Constitutional Law Professors and many others, is on federal litigation (https://VoteEquality.US/FAQ/Virginia-v-Ferriero) to ensure final enactment of the 28th Amendment. 

ERAMN’s goal is to finally pass the long overdue ERA into our state constitution and enshrine equality for all in the US Constitution. We will showcase 11 ERA bills currently before the Minnesota Legislature and share the new ERA COMPLIANCE BILL being introduced this Session.

Last year the US Congress passed a bill to rescind the arbitrary time limit that was imposed on women’s rights. Nationally, advocates’ energies are now aimed at the US Senate. And at the Minnesota Capitol, our goal is to declare this year the year to finally make Equality legal by passing our ERA legislation.

We welcome the press to our #Day1forERA Rally.

ERA Minnesota is a coalition of advocates and organizations dedicated to ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) into our federal & state constitutions. Founded in 2014.  The federal ERA simply states: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” 

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