The first official press conference for #MarchForERA will be held at the historic Liberty State Park, with guest speakers such as
- Helene de Boissiere-Swanson of Katrina’s Dream
- Jess Matley of Ellevate
- Mary Martine of NOW New Jersey.
Katrina’s Dream is an organization that works to promote the full inclusion of women in the church and society. Their website provides an ERA ‘advocacy pack’ of documents to sign and give to elected officialls, calling for the passage of the ERA. The organization was co-founded by Helene de Boissiere Swanson, her late husband William Gaines Swanson and his father George Gaines Swanson. de Boissiere Swanson is a social justice activist and a member of the Episcopalian church, who in 2015 walked through all 15 states that failed to ratify the ERA, before eventually making her way to Washington D.C.
More info about Helene and her journey can be found here:
Ellevate is a global professional network that specializes in the full engagement of women in the workplace. The Ellevate team is an incredibly dynamic and diverse group of people from all walks of life. Jess Matley, the Member Success Coordinator hails from Australia and recently relocated to Brooklyn to work with Ellevate. Her role involves overseeing customer service operations and managing events at the Ellevate headquarters in New York.
The National Organization of Women (NOW) is a 501(c) (3) organization devoted to achieving full equality for women through education and litigation. They are represented across 550 chapters in all 50 states. Mary Martine is a representative of the New Jersey chapter of NOW.
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