My Name Is Natalie White. I am an artist. I am an artist with a mission, to use my art as one element, that will change the United States laws, once and for all, making the Equal Rights Amendment a reality, after 30 plus years.
The other night, @WhiteBoxNY, Wednesday the 15th of June, 2016, I publicly rehearsed the speech I will to use in front of our Capital in Washington D.C. this 23rd of July, 2016 … after a walk from New York City with others who support the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment!
My team and I continue to need support to make this happen.
Support comes in a plethora of forms. http://www.marchforera.com
If you cannot March with us, or donate to the Indie GoGo campaign …
PLEASE Follow Us on Social Media, Google #MarchForERA
“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. (Pause) Does anyone agree? (Pause) Then why haven’t we passed the ERA?
1848 in Seneca Falls, NY a group of “radical” women met at the first convention to discuss the idea of women’s rights. Over 7 decades later, over 70 YEARS women were finally “granted” the right to vote. And Half a century after that the Senate and the house passed a resolution in 1972 calling for this amendment to the constitution, Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. And now almost half a century later these simple sentences have not been ratified into the Constitution.
35 years ago the UN adopted an international bill of rights for women, the UN Convention on the the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, this bill was ratified by every member nation of the UN except for (slowly) Iran, The Sudan, The South Sudan, Somalia, 2 Pacific Island Nations (name them), (pause) and the United States of America.
It is time for us to do better! It is time for us to stand up.
You know the numbers—
Women in the United States earn just 78.3 cents to every dollar a man makes here. the number for black women and latina women are much worse: black women 63 cents, Latina women a shocking 54 cents of what white men made per dollar.
Our country—the land of the free—is 28th in gender equality behind Rwanda.
Nothing is going to get done unless we act. If we say nothing, if we do nothing. NOthing will happen. We need to call out our Senators, call out our Congresspeople, call out our presidential nominees and ask them to bring the Equal Rights Amendment to the floor and vote yes.
I feel we need to say, “If you don’t publicly announce that you are for the Equal Rights Amendment and that you will vote yes on this we will not vote for you. Either you are with us or you are against us.”
I’m asking all of the women in america—and the world—to put aside their differences and unite in this fight with me to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. We may have different skin colors, incomes, sexualities, religions, even opinions on feminism, but together we will be strong!”
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Warmest Regards In Solidarity, Natalie