There is a comprehensive and highly readable article in the Delaware News Journal for an excellent analysis of the current state of the Delaware General Assembly and why programs such as our Ready to Run® Delaware are so essential to advancing women’s equality and empowerment. Go here
The percentage of Women in Delaware’s General Assembly General Assembly has dropped from 33% to 21% since 2006
The first leg of an Equal Rights Amendment to Delaware’s Constitution passed 35 to 6 in the House and 17 to 4 in the Senate
In an historic vote, an Equal Rights Amendment to the Delaware Consitution was passed by the General Assembly. Given two previous failures in 2016 and 2017, the vote margins were surprisingly strong as was the degree of bipartisan support it received. As a constitutional amendment, the ERA must receive a two-thirds majority vote again in 2019.
Thanks are due to House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst and Senator Stephanie Hansen for their leadership in successfully guiding the bill to passage and to Delaware ERANow members for their efforts in letting legislators know about the importance of the Amendment to women and all Delawareans.
Talk to your friends and acquaintances about the importance of the bill. Tell them to talk to their friends and acquaintances.
Contact your state Representative and Senator and express your support for the bill.
(go here for contact information)
Here are some important points you can make when discussing the bill:
Delaware needs an equal rights amendment for women:
Suzanne Moore, Susan DelPesco, Aida Waserstein and Karen Peterson Published 3:11 p.m. ET Jan. 31, 2018 | Updated 4:11 p.m. ET Feb. 1, 2018
Beyond bringing women together in record numbers to say “Enough is enough,” the historic 2017 March on Washington and the more recent #MeToo movement have renewed energy for passage and ratification of an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.