Centennial Rally for EQUAL RIGHTS

The Honorable Terence R. McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia, will be the keynote speaker.

Confirmed speakers:
Lt Gov Ralph Northam
Secy of Administration Nancy Rodrigues
Sen Donald McEachin
Sen Jennifer Wexton
Sen Scott Surovell
Del Mark Sickles
Del Marcia Price
Coline Jenkins, Pres of the Stanton Trust,

carrying on the legacy of her Great-great grandmother, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony, the Women's Equality movement of the 1800's.
Barbara Ortiz Howard, Women on the $20s, People Magazine Top 50
Desiree Jordan, Unite Women NY
Andrea Miller, Exec Dir, People Demanding Action
Evandra Catherine, Black Lives Matter
Danette Fulk, Princeton ROTC Military Veteran
Hala Ayala, Parent and ERA Advocate
Brandon Duong, VCU Honors student, ERA advocate
Adam Spanberger, ERA advocate
Ellie Smeal, Feminist Majority
Terry O’Neill, National Organization for Women

Plans are under way for a rally at the Virginia State Capitol on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. More than a century has passed since our foremothers rallied for suffrage on the Virginia Capitol steps in 1915. Suffrage was only the beginning. The Suffragists also worked for the Equal Rights Amendment:

Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

Individuals, groups and organizations who attend this momentous event will be part of an historic effort for equal rights that began over a century ago. A hundred years is long enough!

Thirty-five states have ratified the ERA. Virginia is not one of them. THREE more states are needed. The Centennial Rally will bring together groups from across the Commonwealth in a show of support for the Equal Rights Amendment. The American Association of University Women, The League of Women Voters, The National Organization for Women, and Women-Matter have already begun planning this event.

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Rally with Distinguished Guest Speakers on the Virginia Capitol Steps

11 a.m. – Noon

Vigil and Gathering at the Bell Tower

Noon – 1 p.m.

Luncheon at the Library of Virginia

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Distinguished Guest Speakers and Networking, Library Auditorium

With your participation we can heighten the public’s awareness of how the ERA can empower women and their families, build awareness of the importance of Constitutional equality within our legislature, and complete the circle of equal rights for all Americans.

Reservations are required for lunch. The cost is $30.

For additional information, contact Pat Fishback, Rally Coordinator, pdfishback@comcast.net

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Richmond
16 February , Tuesday 10:00

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