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Events and Meetings

October

The Equal Rights Amendment

"What Does a 70's idea mean to women in '07"

Idella Moore
Founder and Executive Officer of 4ERA.org

Tuesday
October 30, 2007
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Agnes Scott College

Decatur, Georgia

Letitia Pate Evans Hall, Terrace Level

Dinner is served from 5 – 7 p.m. on the Main Level of Letitia Pate Evans Hall for $8.75 per person.

This free event is sponsored by Zonta Club of Atlanta, Agnes Scott College and the Georgia Commission on Women

Directions to Agnes Scott College

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August

4ERA's 3rd Annual
Women's Equality Day Celebration
Saturday
August 25, 2007
2-4 pm
Georgia Tech Women's Resource Center

Atlanta, Georgia

Guest Speaker
A. Louise Staman
author of
"Loosening Corsets"

The Heroic Life of Georgia’s Feisty Mrs. Felton, First Woman Senator of the United States

A reception hosted by the Georgia Commission on Women will follow.

This event is free but registration is required. For more information or to RSVP contact info@4ERA.org

Free Parking

Directions:

President George W. Bush issues Women's Equality Day 2007 Proclamation

 

Media articles on Women's Equality Day

Arizona Star

Huffington Post

Other Women's Equality Day 2007 Events

Tallahassee, Florida

It's been 87 years since women were granted the right to vote and members of the Capital City Democratic Women's Club are sponsoring a Women's Equality Day celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Lake Ella. Those attending the event will hear from Rep. Loranne Ausley, Mayor John Marks, City Commissioner Andrew Gillum, County Commissioner Cliff Thaell and Sherrif Larry Campbell. There also will be voter registration and music by Moondance. The ratification of the 19th Amendment on Aug. 26, 1920, guaranteed women the right to vote. Every year on Aug. 26, "Women's Equality Day" is celebrated. For more information, call Nora Herron at (850) 386-1676.

Olympia, Washington

The 87th anniversary of women's right to vote falls this weekend, and activists plan an event Saturday at Lacey Timberland Regional Library to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Women's Equality Day event is free and runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 500 College St. S.E. The sponsor is the National Organization for Women, Thurston County chapter. The event includes videos on the suffrage movement, exhibits and posters, information on local women pioneers and a chronology of the rights movement. Kids can enjoy crafts. Story teller Margaret Lott will appear at 1 p.m. For more information about the Lacey event, call 360-357-7272.

Des Moines, Iowa

Four women will be inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame today in recognition of their contribution to Iowa communities. The ceremony will be held in conjunction with Women's Equality Day, which commemorates the day when American women obtained the right to vote. The Cristine Wilson Medal for Equality and Justice also will be awarded.

WHEN: The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the State Historical Building in Des Moines. A luncheon sponsored by Friends of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women will be held after the ceremony at 12:30 p.m. at the Hotel Fort Des Moines.

RESERVATIONS: The luncheon will be by reservation only. The cost is $30 per person. Call (515) 281-4461 or (800) 558-4427 for reservations.

Reporter Sarah Lefeber can be reached at(515) 284-8065 or slefeber@dmreg.com

Tyler, Texas

The League of Women Voters of Tyler/Smith County is observing Sunday as Women's Equality Day. It marks the 87th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote in the United States. To honor Women's Equality Day, LWV-Tyler is having a reception for members and prospective members at 6:30 p.m. Those interested in attending are asked to call 903-597-9111 to learn the location.

Hamilton, New Jersey

HAMILTON -- In observance of Women's Equality Day, Aug. 26, which commemorates the day in 1920 when women received the right to vote, the Hamilton Township Status on Women's Advisory Commission will be setting up voter registration sites in the township.

A site is set up all day Friday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, 1 Hamilton Health Plaza. Saturday, residents can register at the Super Fresh supermarket at Independence Mall on South Broad Street. On Thursday, Sept. 13, residents can go to the Bromley Center, 1800 East State St., or the John Wilson Center on Wilfred Avenue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Alice Paul Institute, Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Women's Equality Day, sponsored by the Alice Paul Institute, will be held at Paulsdale on the anniversary of women's suffrage.

The event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. and feature the unveiling of the Alice Paul Institute Women's History Library, a speech by author Lis Wiehl and the institute's final mortgage payment on the famed suffragist's old home. Wiehl is the author of the recent book The 51% Minority: How Women Still Are Not Equal and What You Can Do About It and is a legal analyst for Fox News Channel.

Registration is $10. Light refreshments will be served. Paulsdale is at 128 Hooten Road in Mount Laurel.

 

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April

April 14, 2007

Georgia

"The Equal Rights Amendment Past, Present and Future"

presented by Idella Moore, 4ERA Executive Officer

Young Democrats of Georgia State Convention

Jekyll Island, Georgia

Details

 

28 April, 2007

Florida

"The Equal Rights Amendment"

presented by Idella Moore, 4ERA Executive Officer

sponsored by Zonta International Ocala, Florida

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March

Georgia

March 22, 2007

The Equal Rights Amendment

"What Does a 70's idea mean to women in '07"

presented by Idella Moore, 4ERA Executive Officer

at

Spelman College

as part of the LEADS Center

The Women of Excellence Leadership Series

6:30 pm

Science Center, room 134

contact: Dr. Venita Kelly

 

March 17, 2007

Florida

ERA Advocacy Workshop

Tallahassee, Florida

Saturday, 1:00-3:30pm
At the Tallahassee Progressive Center - 1720 S. Gadsden St.

Workshop Leader: Idella Moore, Founder and Executive Director of 4ERA,
a non-partisan, single issue organization dedicated to ratification
of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Sponsored by the Florida ERA Legislative Coordinating Council
and 4ERA.org
With additional assistance from Zonta Club of Tallahassee


Pre-registration deadline: Monday, March 12

To register contact: Jean Bryant

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February 6, 2007

Arkansas

Equal Rights Amendment Rally and Lobby Day

1:15 PM

State Capitol, Old Supreme Court Chamber – 2nd floor, Senate side

Sponsored by the American Association of University Women of Arkansas

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January 24, 2007

Arkansas

Equal Rights Amendment Rally and Lobby Day

10:00 a.m.
State Capitol Rotunda,
Little Rock, Arkansas

Invited Guest Speakers:

Governor Mike Beebe

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, State Treasurer Martha Shoffner & Secretary of State Charlie Daniels

Open to the public

In the spring of 2005 the Arkansas state senate voted on a resolution to ratify the federal ERA. The resolution failed by a margin of only two votes. Arkansas ERA advocates say that turnout for this rally will greatly impact the passage of the ERA resolutions to be introduced again during the 2007 session. Your attendence at this event is vital. Please attend and help us by forwarding this email to other Arkansas voters who support the principle of legal equality for men and women. Representatives from supporting organizations will be recognized at the rally.

Contact Karen Garcia for more information.

For the latest news about the ERA in Arkansas click here.

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November 3, 2006

"The Equal Rights Amendment"

presented by Rita Bauer, 4ERA Executive Board Member

Miramar College

San Diego, California

 

November 11, 2006

4ERA: A New Organization for the Renewed ERA Campaign

presented by Idella Moore, 4ERA Executive Officer

Women's Forum of North Carolina

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

 

November 11, 2006

A New Era for the Equal Rights Amendment

presented by Idella Moore, 4ERA Executive Officer

5:30 PM

Bryan Jr. Auditorium

in the Frank Family Science Building

Guilford College

Greensboro, North Carolina

 

November 12, 2006

Let's Ratify the ERA!

presented by Idella Moore, 4ERA Executive Officer

at the historic

Modjeska Monteith Simkins Center for Justice, Ethics and Human Rights

4:00 PM

hosted by Columbia National Organization for Women

Columbia, South Carolina

 

November 28, 2006

ERA: Past, Present, Future

presented by Dr. Lynn Fountain, 4ERA Executive Board

Georgia College and State University

Milledgeville, Georgia

3:30 PM

Public welcomed

For more information contact Dr. Fountain

 

 

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September 29, 2006

"The Equal Rights Amendment: Staying the Course towards Gender Equality"

presented by Idella Moore, 4ERA Executive Officer

Zonta International District 11 Conference

Hilton Head, SC.

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August 2006 Events

Reports on Women's Equality Day Events

 

Louisiana

Second Annual Louisiana Women's Equality Day Celebration
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
August 26, 2006
by Camille Moran, Louisiana Women's Equality Day Celebration Chair


What a day for a celebration! And celebrate we did, as women--and men--gathered for the Second Annual Louisiana Women's Equality Day Celebration on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Held on the morning of Women's Equality Day, Saturday, August 26, 2007, the event was co-sponsored by the Louisiana Federation of Business and Professional Women, Inc. (BPW/LA), the Louisiana Coalition for the Equal Rights Amendment, and the Natchitoches Business and Professional Women, Inc. This special occasion not only commemorated the 86th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving American women the right to vote, but it also paid tribute to some of the great leaders of the women's equality movement. The status of the current equality movement was also examined, and presenters "rallied the troops" to continue the fight for equality.

The "main event" began on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Cook Room of the Lod Cook Alumni Center. After opening remarks by Women's Equality Day Celebration Chair Camille Moran and introductions by BPW/LA President-Elect Corvette Kowalski, Louisiana Coalition for the ERA Co-Coordinator Sandra Hufstetler took the podium to pay tribute to seven Louisiana "Women of Distinction" honorees, who were instrumental in the fight for equality in the 1970's. Roberta Madden, Sibal Holt, Sylvia Roberts, Jacqui Ceballos, Felicia Kahn, Fran Bussie, and the late Dorothy Mae Taylor were honored. Madden, Holt, and Roberts were in attendance and briefly spoke of their experiences "in the trenches" during the movement.

Following these moving tributes, BPW/LA President Judy Wilson presented the ERA PSA produced by BPW/LA, along with the clip from the TV show Commander in Chief entitled "Unfinished Business," in which the ERA issue was so eloquently addressed.

At precisely 11:00 a.m., Wilson led attendees in a moment of silence in honor of the late, great Betty Friedan, national women's equality movement leader; the late Bella Abzug, Women's Equality Day Founder; and women's rights activist, the late Coretta Scott King. This moment was being observed concurrently in all time zones in the United States, in conjunction with the lead-off event being held in New York City. To the background of Helen Reddy's "I Am Woman," Natchitoches BPW member and historian Barbara Leach then gave a stirring tribute to founding mother Betty Friedan, who died earlier this year.

Rounding out the day's activities was a rousing keynote address by Kathie Kelly, BPW/USA ERA Task Force Chair and Arizona Coordinator for the ERA Campaign Network. Her enthusiasm and encouragement motivated the group to continue to strive for equality for the women of Louisiana. Following Kelly's question and answer session and Moran's closing comments, attendees left the celebration "pumped up" and determined to keep fighting until full legal equality is achieved for every woman in their state and nation!

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Michigan

ERA supporters boost women's rights
BY JULIE BROWN


Jane Strand of Detroit tells her children and grandchildren of the importance of passing the Equal Rights Amendment.

"The Equal Rights Amendment needs to be ratified. Equity is still an issue," said Strand, who represented the state American Association of University Women at a Saturday tea celebrating Women's Equality Day. "Young women probably feel they don't need it. They haven't come through what we've come through."

Strand was also at the Livonia Civic Center Library Aug. 26 to represent One United Michigan, working for "no" votes on this November's civil rights initiative on the Michigan ballot. She noted that women in Michigan earn only 67 cents to a man's dollar, in 49th place among the states.

Laura Callow of Livonia was among the speakers. She's chair of the sponsoring Michigan Coalition for Equal Rights Studies, the education arm of Michigan ERAmerica. "We are celebrating the 86th anniversary of women getting the right to vote," Callow said. "We still need a second constitutional amendment to guarantee all our rights." She gave a legislative update on the ERA, which was introduced in 1923 by Alice Paul just a few years after women won the vote. The ERA passed both houses of Congress and became an amendment in 1972, going to states for ratification. To date, 35 of the 38 states needed have ratified, including Michigan. There is no longer a time limit on ratification, Callow told the approximately 50 supporters. She cited Illinois, Missouri, Florida and Arkansas as states where legislative action will be under way in 2007. "You have to keep reminding people," Callow said. "There's a whole new generation that needs to be educated." She cited attacks against Title IX, which includes guarantees of equity for women and girls in school sports. Callow urged the women and men present to push for equity in sports scheduling. "I'm happy to tell you the ERA has not gone away," Callow said, adding that women's rights have been threatened recently.

Strand spoke briefly on the November ballot issue on affirmative action, noting it continues to give women and minorities a level playing field and opportunities they otherwise wouldn't have. Mickey Edell of Canton, state AAUW president, was among those present. She noted that women have power, and should observe "the importance of celebrating Women's Equality Day." Three women who recently died -- Betty Friedan, Coretta Scott King and Detroit Councilwoman Maryann Mahaffey -- were remembered Saturday, with Faith Robinson reading a poem in their honor. Lynette Brown of Bloomfield Township re-enacted the story of 19th century suffragist Ernestine Rose, who was born in Poland, moved to America and worked for women's property rights. "Keep on working because good can happen," she told them in representing Rose.

Co-sponsors for the day were AAUW, the League of Women Voters of Michigan, Michigan Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom of Metropolitan Detroit.

 

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Women's Equality Day Events

Georgia

Women's Equality Day at the Capitol

August 25, 2006
1:00-3:00 pm
South Wing
State Capitol Building
Atlanta, Georgia

Please join us as 4ERA hosts its second annual Women's Equality Day at the Capitol. We will commemorate the 86th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and celebrate those women who continue to work to improve the lives of women and to gain their equal rights.

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Jacqueline Rouse, GSU Professor will give a presentation:

"'We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible:' African American Women and the
Suffrage Quest"

also
Carol Chapman, President---Georgia Federation of Democratic Women
Millie Rogers, President---Georgia Federation of Republican Women

A reception hosted by the Georgia Commission on Women will follow the presentations.

RSVP: info@4ERA.org


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Louisiana

Women's Equality Day Celebration


Saturday, August 26, 2006--10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Lod Cook Conference Center and Hotel, 3848 W. Lakeshore Dr.,
LSU Campus, Baton Rouge
Shelton Room, First Floor

Louisiana Coalition for the Equal Rights Amendment and BPW/LA

Honoring Leaders of 1970's Louisiana ERA Movement
(with a Special Tribute to Betty Friedan)
Followed by "Where Do We Go From Here" Segment
focusing on future plans for the current ERA movement

Thanks, and please come and bring your friends!

Sandra Hufstetler, Co-coordinator
Louisiana Coalition for the Equal Rights Amendment

Camille Moran, Chair
caramor@wnonline.net


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Michigan

Michigan Coalition for Equal Rights Studies
the education arm of Michigan ERAmerica

Invites you to Celebrate

Women's Equality Day
with
Tea and ERA

ERA: Legislative Update
Film: Unfinished Business for the Constitution
Suffragist Reenactment

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Livonia Civic Center Library
32777 Five Mile Road
(East of Farmington Road)

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
$15.00

To make reservations call 248-355-5233 or 734-425-3572

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Missouri

19th Annual

Equality Day Brunch

Honoring the Legacy of Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan's dream of a day honoring women who had the foresight and initiative to fight for women's rights is now celebrated on August 26.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

10:00 am -2:00 pm

Registration begins at 9:30 am

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Crystal Ballroom

7750 Carondelet

Clayton, MO

For further information call: 314-831-5359

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New Jersey

Women's Equality Day Program

The Alice Paul Institute, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, will celebrate Women's Equality Day 2006 with an ERA-focused program, co-sponsored by the ERA Campaign Network and the New Jersey chapters of BPW, the League of Women Voters, and the Women's Political Caucus:


Equal Rights Amendment: Unfinished Business for the Constitution
Monday, August 28, 6:00 p.m.
at Paulsdale (on the porch)
128 Hooton Rd., Mt. Laurel, NJ
The celebration will begin with a multi-media program that will include a performance by members of the API Girls Advisory Council, followed by a showing of a twenty-minute video, The Equal Rights Amendment: Unfinished Business for the Constitution. Following will be a panel presentation by Roberta Francis, Linda Wharton and Kristina Myers on the history and current status of the ERA.

To register for this free event, telephone 856-231-1885 or email info@alicepaul.org.


4ERA Women's Equality Day 2005

Idella Moore, Founder and Executive Officer of 4ERA,(front row center) is surrounded by leaders of Georgia women's organizations during the celebration of Women's Equality Day at the Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia.