Contact your state senator and representative and ask them to vote in favor of both the Minnesota State ERA Bill and the Federal ERA Resolution this year.
Contact Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic and Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman and ask them to bring both bills to the floor for a vote in 2023.
How to Contact Your Legislators
First, find out who represents you. By filling in your address, you will find out who represents you at every level of government, as well as ways to contact them.
The most effective way to reach elected officials is to speak to them in person, but any method of contact is helpful.
- Stop by their office
- Schedule a meeting
- Attend a town hall
- Call their office
- Send an email
- Write a letter
Tips for Talking to Your Legislator
- Let them know why you think the ERA is important
- Tell them the reasons why equality matters to you
- Ask them to let Minnesotans have the opportunity to vote on the ERA in 2024
- Be clear about what you want and respectful in the way you ask for their support
ERA Talking Points
Use these talking points to help explain why the ERA is important to you!
An Equal Rights Amendment would:
- Provide certainty and stability to Minnesota’s legal system by setting a clear legal standard that everyone, regardless of their gender, is protected equally under the law.
- Help address serious issues in Minnesota like gender violence, workplace discrimination, and the wage gap.
- Create a more open society where people have the opportunity to choose their path regardless of their gender.
Adding an equal rights amendment to the constitution is another step forward in Minnesota’s long journey towards becoming a place that embraces the diversity and uniqueness of its people.
It’s been almost fifty years since Minnesota passed legislation in support of the Federal ERA and almost one hundred years since women won the right to vote. As we continue to work towards getting enough states to ratify the Federal ERA, we continue to live in a world where women still earn less than men and are significantly more likely to face gender discrimination.
Get more ERA talking points from our official guide.