BENEFITING: Katrinas Dream Inc
EVENT DATE: Aug 25, 2017
KATRINA’S DREAM is partnering with ERA ACTION and they are holding their 3rd ANNUAL WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY CELEBRATION in Washington, D.C. on August 25th thru the 26th, 2017, to prioritize and promote the Three State Strategy to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.
This year we are expanding our event to include 24WORDS - an equal rights musical featuring 20 original songs inspired by the equal rights movement from 1775 to 1972, when the Equal Rights Amendment passed the Congress. The celebration is being held to urge our nation's leaders to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
Friday – August 25, 2017
Friday is chocker block advocacy work. We will all meet up on the Hill and pick up our advocacy packets. From there we will head over as a big group to our first meeting which will be with the Offices of Senator Grassley, Chair of the Senate Judiciary, then each will go to specific offices in groups. Break for lunch. We are then off to our meeting with US Representative Goodlatte, Chair from House Judiciary Committee. Then we break up again into groups and hit our next offices.Then many will be joining us at St. Stephen’s and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, for a inspiring performance of 24 Words, the Musical.
SATURDAY – August 26, 2017
The day will start in silence at 8:00 am at St. Stephen’s and the Incarnation. Many will meet following the service at 9:30 am to begin their walk in peaceful contemplation taking the same path that many feminist took on August 26, 2015 , to commemorate the first march and rally. Others will join up around 12:30 am the White House and proceed to the US National Mall where the rally will begin at 1:00 pm. The speakers will talk about the intersectionality of racism and sexism, and systemic issues that the ERA would address. They will share their wisdom and personal experiences on the Racial Gender Pay Gap, women’s health care, violence and the rape culture women live with everyday.
CALL 2 ACTION
Join the Facebook Event to demonstrate your support, Invite your friends, and share the event everywhere. Send an email to all your friends and ask them to join in spirit. To join the Facebook Event Click Here.
Share this flyer with your family, friends, and networks. To download this flyer Click Here
Contact your local media outlets and ask that they cover the Equal Rights Amendment Rally in DC. Send them a copy of the Press Release. To download a copy of the press release click here PRESS RELEASE (To be updated).
Contact and educate Congress. We are organizing a thunderclap targeting the party leaders of the Judiciary Committee and asking them to hold hearings for HJ Res 53 and SJ Res 5 at 2 pm. This will complement the meetings take place on Friday, August 25, 2017 on the hill. To participate in the Thunderclap Click Here.
Accountability from our elected officials is paramount for the success of our movement. However, if ignored or pandered to, we call them out—regardless of party affiliation.
SPEAKERS LIST (PARTIAL)
There are a number of folks who will be speaking at the rally. For the Speakers List Click Here.
Walk to the White House and Upper Senate Park. T here are a number of places where folks who are unable to walk the complete route may join up. For the route please Click Here