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ERA December Update

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Congratulations Rhode Island!
Rhode Island is the first state to have 100% of their Federal delegation supporting our legislation. A special thanks to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator Jack Reed, Rep. David Cicilline and Rep. James Langevin. We appreciate your support.

Legislative Update

Senator Cardin SJ RES 15: 34 Co-sponsors
Rep. Andrews HJ RES 43: 103 Co-sponsors
We are thrilled to announce our newest House cosponsors: Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03) and Rep. Daniel Kildee (MI-5). Rep. Mel Watt (NC-12) and Rep. Richard Nolan (MN-08) also joined our constantly growing list of cosponsors. California Progressive Push added Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37), Rep. George Miller (CA-11), Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA-38), Rep. Brad Sherman (CA-30), Rep. Janice Hahn (CA-44), Rep. Mike Honda (CA-17).

Thank You Dr. David Sonneborn
Dave Sonneborn spearheaded the drive to add removing the ratification deadline from the ERA to the California Democratic Party platform. Resolutions were introduced in the progressive, women’s, LGBT and labor caucus where they passed with overwhelming support.

Save the Date
Plan to join us in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 13th for our We Are Woman Constitution Day Rally on the West Lawn of the Capitol. Also join us on Friday, September 12th for our Deeds Not Words ERA Congressional Day of Action.

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What You Can Do

  • Share and participate in Calls to Action--We are making great strides, but need massive support to successfully meet our goal.
  • Thank all the Senators and Representatives who have shown their support for equality; call, write an email, post on their Facebook page or send a Tweet
  • Join our Issue Team Calls on the 4th Monday of every month. Calls are at 9pm EST (559) 726-1300 Access Code: 787085#
  • Follow @ERAAction on Twitter,
    “Like” us on FACEBOOK:
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States Pushing Forward with ERA Legislation

Virginia, Florida, Nevada, Illinois, North Carolina, Louisiana, Missouri, Arizona and Arkansas

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Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller was the Democratic Nominee in 2008 for House of Representatives in the Virginia 4th District. Prior to running for office, Andrea was a part of Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s presidential campaign, first as Statewide Coordinator for Virginia and subsequently as Regional Coordinator. From 2006 until leading the VA Kucinich campaign Andrea was MoveOn.org’s Regional Coordinator for Central, Southwest and Hampton Roads areas of Virginia and West Virginia. Andrea is also the PDA Virginia co-chair as well as the Technical Director. Andrea co-hosts, organizes and programs PDA's Blog Talk Radio show. She is also the lead designer and production team leader for PDA's websites and printed materials. Andrea co-directs PDA's Capitol Hill letter drops and Hill meetings.

Join our Twitter Storm

If you have a Twitter account you can help stop Fast Track on the TPP. Sign-in to your Twitter account and copy and paste the Tweets from our Twitter storm. Or you can copy your favorite Tweet and then click on the map and Tweet your legislator.

Twitter Storm Tweets for Tuesday, January 28th @ 9pm Eastern

Tweets for the special State of the Union Twitter Storm will be posted on January 28th at 8pm EST. Check back for the new Tweets.

Find Your Member of Congress

Click here to quickly find your member of Congress by putting in your home address. This site also features a one-click link to the same information in Spanish

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Then call and ask them to oppose Fast Track on the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Sample script is below.

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“I'm a constituent, and I am strongly opposed to my representative giving away Congress’ constitutional authority to control our trade policy. We send people to Congress to stand up for us, not give away their power to stop more American job offshoring and protect us from dangerous imported food that doesn’t meet our safety standards. This latest so-called trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), would not only do that - but also ban Buy American and increase our medicine prices. That’s why it’s crucial that Congress not give away its authority to make sure every provision of TPP is in our interest before this massive deal can be signed. Good trade deals don’t need to be railroaded through Congress using Fast Track. I hope my representative will commit to opposing this outrageous legislation.”

Email Your Senators and Rep - Say No On Fast Track and TPP

Send an email directly to your Senators and Representatives courtesy of our partners at CWA. Enter your zip code and your members are automatically selected.

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Sign the ERA Petition

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On Friday, September 12th more than 150 activists will go to DC and Demand that their Senators and Representatives support removing the ratification deadline from the ERA (SJ Res 15 and HJ Res 113)

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Sign the Petition - Sen. Sanders Run as a Democrat in 2016

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Lori Wallach on the TPP from PDA Progressive Roundtable

Progressive Roundtable with Reps. Ellison and Pocan and Lori Wallach on TPP

TPP: The Biggest Threat to the Internet You've Probably Never Heard Of

Flush the TPP

Congress only has one more week in session this year, the week of December 9. So far our pressure to stop the TPP has been working. Visit Flush the TPP for calling scripts and links to Members of the Ways and Means Committee.

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