Are Women People? PDA Says Of Course!
In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kim, Bryan, Dr. Bill, and Shayna—your PDA National Team
Are women people? The U.S. Constitution is silent on the matter. We’re on the verge of fixing that outrageous omission via ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Many people assume women’s equality is guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution, but it is not. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is dedicated to full equal rights for women, as well as full respect for women’s dignity, and respect for all women.
Please use this action alert to urge your members of Congress to support a joint resolution to lift the arbitrary deadline from the ERA, and permit ratification of the ERA upon the affirmative vote of one more state. Also, please make plans now to participate this January 19th, as millions of Americans will rise up in the Third Annual Women’s March in Washington, D.C. and sister marches around the world. This year, the mobilization is called the #WomensWave. Please join in! See more information here. Sign up for a march near you here.
In January 2017, record-breaking numbers of concerned Americans—led by women—protested the newly-inaugurated Trump Administration. PDA was there in D.C. and around the nation! We hope to match the energy and impact again this year! Bring PDA “Justice or Bust” and other materials to the march!
Contact Deb to inquire about bulk orders and special (limited quantity) Equal Rights Amendment items. Visit the PDA Store to order Healthcare Not Warfare T-shirts, rally signs, buttons, and bumper stickers now, before U.S Postal rates increase on January 27.
PDA has been on the forefront of the “Three States” ERA Ratification effort. We were among the first national organizations to endorse the effort to lift the arbitrary deadline from the ERA via joint Congressional resolution. We also helped recruit the lead Senate sponsor of the resolution, and mobilized on Capitol Hill to secure cosponsors for the joint resolutions.
Out in the states, we supported the successful efforts to ratify the ERA by Illinois and Nevada—bringing the total of ratifying states to 37–just one short of the 38 required. Our sibling organization People Demanding Action is currently working with activists and allies in Virginia, where we are about to make the Old Dominion the 38th state to ratify the ERA!
For more information on ways to help, join the ERA weekly organizing calls Sundays 4p Eastern / 1p Pacific. Phone Number: (563) 999-2090 | Access Code: 898879#
Please join the PDA Phone Team making easy, effective calls from your own home with Mike “Phone Guy” Fox to help out! No time to make calls? Please pitch in to support economic and social justice phone banking, mobilization materials, and other organizing efforts for the ERA and universal equality.
Help PDA work for equality and justice for all! Spread the word on our progressive priorities. Visit the PDA Store to purchase high quality, American union-made items that amplify our progressive message. Our new Healthcare Not Warfare T-shirts are in! Hurry! PDA ships via USPS Priority Mail, and rates are about to go up. Save money by ordering today. Contact Deb to inquire about bulk orders and special limited-quantity Equal Rights Amendment items
Your monthly donation of $100, $27, $10, or $5 gives us the resources we need to sustain the struggle for full equality for everyone. We don’t get a dime from corporations. We rely exclusively on support from activists like you. To ratify the ERA and struggle for equality for all, we need your help! Please sign up now to make automatic monthly sustaining gifts or a generous one-time gift now. If you can give $5 per month, that’s great! $10? Wonderful! $27? Spectacular!
Whatever you can spare will help keep us working for equality for all. Thanks so much for anything you can do right now to help us reach our goal of 100 new monthly sustainers this month. Thank you so much for supporting PDA and our shared efforts for progress! We appreciate you more than words can say.
Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kim, Bryan, Dr. Bill, and Shayna—your PDA National Team
P.S. We’re here to help you make progress in your state and locality! If you need help organizing a new PDA chapter or energizing your existing chapter, please contact PDA Field Coordinator Dan O’Neal. Join the PDA Phone Team making easy, effective calls from your own home with Mike “Phone Guy” Fox. Also please pitch in $1000, $100, or whatever you can afford to support our organizing for Medicare For All.