Dec 30, 2019 Contact Your Legislators: Support Fair Redistricting
Now is the time to add your voice for the Equal Rights Amendment.
The League of Women Voters of the U.S. supports the Equal Rights Amendment (“ERA”), as set forth in this letter.
Please contact your lawmakers now for the ERA.
🔸 Questions? See the U.S. League letter
🔸 Newly elected legislator? See “Special Cases” below
🔸 All others, click here to support the ERA
Alternatively, visit whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov for your lawmaker’s contact information and then email them a request to support the ERA this session. Let them know you are a constituent, and your address. You can point out:
- Virginia General Assembly bills for ratification of the ERA are HJ 1 and SJ 1.
- 80% of Virginia’s registered voters support ratification, according to a poll by the Wason Center for Public Policy, https://cnu.edu/wasoncenter/surveys/2019-12-16/
- The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee equal rights without discrimination based on sex. The Equal Rights Amendment will help ensure that the government discriminates based on sex only when it has compelling reasons. As stated by the American Bar Association, this will “assure that gender equality is recognized as a fundamental, irrevocable right protected by the highest law of the land.”