Monthly Archives: February 2016

ERANow Meetings with Senators Carper and Coons

Representatives from ERANow met with Senator Tom Carper on January 7th to discuss his views on the Equal Rights Amendment and urge him to support its passage in the Senate, by signing on as a co-sponsor. After discussion, the Senator said he would like a month to consult with constitutional experts and other sources, and then he would get back to ERANow with his position.

Suzanne Moore accompanied Jessica Neuwirth, president of the national ERA Coalition and Bettina Hager, D.C. Director, to a meeting with Senator Coons in Washington, DC on January 12th. Senator Coons was urged by the ERA Coalition to sponsor a third version of the ERA introduced by Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) or become a co-sponsor of one of the other resolutions. Delaware is fortunate to have Senator Coons on the Senate Judiciary Committee, as this is the committee to which the two existing joint resolutions have been forwarded. Senator Coons also asked for a few weeks to familiarize himself with the resolutions and then he will get back to the ERA Coalition and ERANow regarding his position. read more...

State Senator Karen Peterson’s letter on gender equality

The following letter appeared in the Wilmington, DE The News Journal, December 2, 2015 in the OPINION – Our Reader’s Views section. Senator Peterson is an ERANow member.

Equal gender rights

Professor Glenn Reynolds’ recent article, “Women should be just as subject to being drafted as men” was interesting. He argues that since women have now reached equality they should be drafted for military service. read more...

ERANow Meetings with Senators Carper and Coons

Representatives from ERANow met with Senator Tom Carper on January 7th to discuss his views on the Equal Rights Amendment and urge him to support its passage in the Senate, by signing on as a co-sponsor. After discussion, the Senator said he would like a month to consult with constitutional experts and other sources, and then he would get back to ERANow with his position.

Suzanne Moore accompanied Jessica Neuwirth, president of the national ERA Coalition and Bettina Hager, D.C. Director, to a meeting with Senator Coons in Washington, DC on January 12th. Senator Coons was urged by the ERA Coalition to sponsor a third version of the ERA introduced by Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) or become a co-sponsor of one of the other resolutions. Delaware is fortunate to have Senator Coons on the Senate Judiciary Committee, as this is the committee to which the two existing joint resolutions have been forwarded. Senator Coons also asked for a few weeks to familiarize himself with the resolutions and then he will get back to the ERA Coalition and ERANow regarding his position. read more...

A Brief History of Delaware’s Role in Women’s Suffrage

           Delaware Women’s Suffrage Movement: “Barely a footnote”

                                              By Rhonda H. Tuman*

DE Suffragettes

The Delaware Seven – Seven Women from Delaware before boarding the train to the Washington Parade.

Celebrating the present and remembering the past are how we are reminded that the torch of women’s rights is passed to each generation of women. It is the responsibility of succeeding generations to protect and continue securing women’s   rights – in and out of the voting booth. read more...