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ERA Centennial Convention in Seneca Falls: Intergenerational, Diverse and Determined

Originally published by Ms. Magazine on July 26, 2023

On July 21, 1923, the National Women’s Party unveiled the Equal Rights Amendment at the First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls in New York. Precisely 100 years later, contemporary ERA advocates gathered to mark this important historic milestone and plan for the final push for recognition of the ERA as the 28th


ICYMI: McClellan Takes Action on Equal Rights Amendment

Originally published by Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan (VA-04)

Today Marks 100th Anniversary Since Introduction of the ERA

In case you missed it: This week, Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan (VA-04), a Vice Chair of the Congressional ERA Caucus,took significant action ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Equal Rights Amendment to affirm it as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  



Call For Women’s Equality Rings Out

Originally published by Queens Gazette on July 19, 2023

Carolyn B. Maloney officially ringing the Nasdaq Closing Bell in honor of the Equal Rights Amendment and Women’s Equal­ity. Directly behind the podium (from l.): are Sally Greenspan (Downtown Women for Change), Lisa Sales (President of Vir­ginia NOW), Asia Khan (founder of the Sign4ERA Initiative), Carolyn B. Maloney, Zakiya Thomas

Virginia chapter of NOW bus to join Seneca Falls ERA event

Originally published by the Finger Lakes Times on July 19, 2023.

ERA Centennial party bus

SENECA FALLS — The Equal Rights Amendment Centennial Convention this weekend will welcome a busload of supporters from Virginia and Washington, D.C.

The colorful bus, adorned with pro-ERA messages, left the Capitol Building in Washington at 11 a.m. Tuesday, kicking off an East Coast bus tour that will end in Seneca Falls, the


First-Year Students Attend Virginia Law Audit Project Announcement

Originally published by Hollins University on January 26, 2023.

(Left to right) Jay Garcia ’26; Lisa Sales, president of the Virginia Chapter of NOW; and Elizabeth Barker ’26.

Hollins University students Elizabeth Barker ’26 and Jay Garcia ’26 visited the State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia, for the launch of the Virginia Law Audit Project (VLAP) by the Virginia Chapter of the National


Former Fox News anchors support Filler-Corn workplace protection bill

Written by Charlotte Rene Woods. Originally published in The Richmond Times-Dispatch on January 24, 2023.

Former Fox News anchors Gretchen Carlson and Julie Roginsky support a workplace protection bill filed by Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax.

House Bill 1895 would prohibit non-disclosure and non-disparagement provisions in employment contracts or settlement agreements that would bar


Virginia can lead nation in protecting survivors of workplace abuse

Originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on January 23, 2023. 

By Gretchen Carlson and Julie Roginsky

It is all too common to know someone who has experienced discrimination, harassment or other toxicity at work — or to have experienced it ourselves. 

Sugar and Spice and Not So Nice: The Roar for Little Girls

Try trying to explain to a first-grader why a bunch of conservative old white men are denying women their equal rights.

Written by Lisa Sales. 

equal rights amendmentAs appears in Ms. Magazine and originally published in Women’s eNews on December 26, 2022.

It was at first quiet and misty in Lafayette Park across from the White House where several hundred from various groups were gathering—namely Virginia National


Ignoring Precedent: Stop Making Women’s Equality a Political Question Mark

Correct the record, and publish the 28th Amendment once and for all!

Written by  and , December 15, 2022
As appears in Ms. Magazine and originally published on Women's eNews.

On January 27, 2022, standing before the White House in below freezing temperatures just as the suffragists had done in 1917, Americans marked the two-year anniversary of ratification of the ERA, which


Kaine Leads Virginia Delegation In Urging Senate Vote To Remove Time Limit For Ratification Of Equal Rights Amendment

CONTACT: Katie Stuntz, 202-355-3761 or Janine Kritschgau, 202-365-2176

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine led Senator Mark R. Warner and Representatives Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Don Beyer (VA-08), Elaine Luria (VA-02), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) in calling for a vote by the full Senate before the end of the 117th Congress

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