The time is NOW! Four items are needed NOW! KEEP READING FOR GREAT NEWS!!!!!
Passage of the ERA could occur this week. We need four things to insure that action.
1. Governor needs 1000 emails this weekend at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com not to sway him but for his use, if desired. The emails should thank him for his expressed support and then ask him to ask senate to pull ERA resolution from committee and then ratify resolution on floor. eg: "Dear Governor Beebe; I greatly appreciate the support you have give to ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. I ask for your continued support in urging Senator Faris and the total senate to pull the ERA resolution from committee and to vote YES for ratification".
This will be a proud day for Arkansas. Thanks! Berta Seitz.
2. Senator Steve Faris, chairman of the Senate State Agencies Committee needs 100s of calls (as he does not use email) asking him to support pulling the ERA resolution from committee. His home phone is 501-337-7307 or senate line 501-682-2902.
3. Rep. Butch Wilkins at firstname.lastname@example.org from Bono near Jonesboro and Larry Cowling at email@example.com need 10, but all of Arkansas and all of the Democrats on the State Agencies Committee. 73% of Arkansans support men and women having equal rights and think that women should be included in the U.S. Constitution. Wilkins has 4 daughters who need the legal protections given in the constitution that do not presently apply to them. He is a Baptist but needs to know that supporting equality of all of God's children is a very Christian thing to do. Cowling only has one son and is Episcopal. The ERA does not support abortion or gay marriage. It simply includes women in the constitution. Use any of the above or your own reasons for supporting the ERA. They must support in committee.
4. Be ready to go to LR next week for history. We expect the vote on the senate floor to be either Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon. I hopefully will know later today. I will email as quickly as I know. Then we will immediately take it to House committee on Wednesday or Friday so you need to come prepared to work the House.
Folks we can do this but we must send the emails and make the phone calls. There are over 10,000 members of the ERArkansas Coalition. We just need to act this weekend!
Thanks in advance!
Berta L. Seitz
ERArkansas Coalition Coordinator
Omni Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology
Fayetteville, Arkansas USA
479-973-9049 -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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