On August 18, 2012 there was a rally on the Capitol steps in Washington, D. C. attended by women’s rights activists from all over the U. S. Sandy Oestreich, founder of the Equal Rights Amendment Alliance, among other women, spoke. For more information on this important rally, go to: http://www.ratifyeraflorida.net/
MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT for Immediate Release August 12, 2012
CONTACT: Sandy Oestreich, President, National Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Alliance—727/ 804-3052
Women Rally at the U.S. Capitol to Protest surge of “NEO-MEDIEVAL PERSECUTION”, the current all-too-real legislative War on Women
WHEN: SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: U.S. CAPITOL WEST LAWN, Washington, DC
WHAT: LARGE RALLY to PROTEST current partisan legislative WAR ON WOMEN and FAMILIES (e.g., 916 anti-woman, anti-family bills over just 3-month period, ongoing)
The Capitol (Washington, DC)—The Woman’s Revolution against the partisan very real War on Women–916 anti-woman, anti-family bills IN JUST 3 MONTHS– kicks off August 18, 2012 at the U.S. Capitol West Lawn, starting Saturday at 10 a.m. No laughing matter to these women.
Four sassy, savvy young women are in full rebellion against the War on Women. A bare few months ago, they came together, hopping-mad, as a grassroots organization at www.WeAreWoman.us to foment a Woman’s Revolution against the stingingly partisan legislative War on Women.
Their Rally-Protest at the Capitol will bring busloads of women and men from across the nation. Expect banners, music, balloons, bull horns, cowbells and decorated umbrellas.
Legendary speakers will represent National Women’s Political Caucus, Planned Parenthood, Huffington Post, National Organization for Women, National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance, Feminist Majority, and others protesting partisan legislators’ actions. Betty Jean Kling (PA) asserts that the ongoing War on Women that “is now gone over the top, absolutely IMMORAL to voters.” “Engage to be The Change you want to see” is her motto.
Founder- president of the National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance (FL) which works to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) into the U.S. Constitution says they will attend with banners flying. President Sandy Oestreich (FL) says, “This War is sex discrimination to the max. ERA makes sex discrimination (male and female alike) a violation of the U.S. Constitution. If we had ERA they would not dare strike at women like this.” Dr. Dorie Rothman (NJ) affirms, “NOTHING else has the power to change this shameful American hobby of treating women/girls as ‘less than’ men and boys.”
According to the National ERA Alliance web site, www.2PassERA, ERA is still “viable and contemporaneous”, and since no state has ever rescinded its vote, ratification by just three more state legislatures passes ERA into the U.S. Constitution. Oestreich declares ERA will finally codify gender-equal treatment “across the board” and put American “females’ birthrights in the nation’s contract with its People. Without Constitutional backing, women and girls can continue to be subjected to sieges against our personhood from every quarter. There’s no getting used to that.”
The site details ERA’s benefits to the economy: can boost tax revenues, cut Medicare/Medicaid and court costs, raise the Gross Domestic Product as in other countries, and ERA uniquely requires no funding. “What’s not to LIKE?”
ERA undergirds all women’s issues, says Wendy Cartright, one of the four WeAreWoman.us founders, “This Rally says we are not going away until women are in the nation’s contract with its people, protected from continued exploitation, harassment, rape and violence. Period.” Tennessee’s Bud Fields of BlogTalkRadio says “We’ve got to become Americans again. Keeping half the nation’s talents hog-tied is against America’s best interests. Shouldn’t we be electing ADULTS?”