If progressives were frustrated by failure to win major victories in previous years, after the GOP / Tea Party takeover of the House we faced a far more difficult task. Friendly Committee Chairs like PDA Board Member John Conyers had to hand over their gavels to Republicans. Legislation that made progress from 2007 to 2010 suddenly slammed into brick walls. National Director Tim Carpenter led PDA’s response, with help from Deputy Director Conor Boylan, the revamped national staff, along with our tireless Issue Team organizers and our state and local coordinators.
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)