There will be a ‘motivation’ each day this week leading up to the Women March on January 20. Please help build support for the day by sharing these posts on your social media feeds. Today’s post includes some organizational details about the women who are organizing these marches, both locally and nationally.
The sections labeled “Good News, Somebody to March With, and Why We March” change daily.
Just The Facts:
Women’s March San Diego | Hear Our Vote 2018
Official Website: https://womensmarchsd.org/
Women’s March North County San Diego 2018
Today’s Good News:
Who are these people?
OUR MISSION – The mission of Women’s March San Diego is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.
Women’s March San Diego is a women-led movement providing intersectional education and activism on a diverse range of issues.
We create entry points for grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities to dismantle systems of oppression.
2018 DONORS, SPONSORS AND PARTNERS – Contributions are directly applied to our annual march, events, campaigns and for maintaining the organization. Current online campaign. (You really should click and donate.)
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS – American Civil Liberties Union (confirming) | Brady Campaign | Commission of Women and Children | Council on American-Islamic Relations | Democratic Socialists of America – San Diego | Health Care for All | Indivisible San Diego | League of Women Voters San Diego | Moms Demand Action | Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Pacific Southwest | Run Women Run | San Diego Community Choice Energy | San Diego LGBT Community Center | San Diego NOW | Together We Will | Women’s Museum
San Diego Somebody to March With:
We would love for you to march with our Run Women Run contingent! We will be meeting at 9:00 am at Waterfront Park (behind the County Admin Building) at the Run Women Run info booth.
Our Climate Contingent will meetup between 9 and 9:30 am on the grass by the play structure. You’ll see our SanDiego350 booth there – and then we’ll join the march. We’ll distribute signs and have SanDiego350 t-shirts for folks who’d like to get one (we ask volunteers for $15 to cover the cost of the US made, organic t’s). Please make sure to be there before 9:30 am as we will leave then to join the main march. We recommend transit and carpooling.
North County Somebody to March With:
Please join the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties at the North County San Diego Women’s March as we rally in solidarity with Women’s March events and sister marches across the nation a year after the start of the Trump presidency. Register Here
This year’s theme is “Hear Our Vote” – the mission of Women’s March San Diego is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.
Last January, millions of people all over the world gathered to rally against sexism, bigotry, racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia, violence, and inequality. Join us and thousands of allies nationwide who believe that women’s rights are human rights – regardless of race, gender identity, immigration status, sexual identity, economic status, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, age or disability.
These are inclusive events and all who support women’s rights are welcome! We will offer those participating in the Marches with us a limited supply of ACLU of San Diego t-shirts! Make sure you RSVP for the March you’ll be attending and let us know your t-shirt size.
Why We March:
Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment
Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
First debated at Seneca Falls in 1923, passed by Congress in 1972, never ratified by enough states.
A brief history from EqualRightsAmendment.Org:
The Equal Rights Amendment passed the U.S. Senate and then the House of Representatives, and on March 22, 1972, the proposed 27th Amendment to the Constitution was sent to the states for ratification. But as it had done for every amendment since the 18th (Prohibition), with the exception of the 19th Amendment, Congress placed a seven-year deadline on the ratification process. This time limit was placed not in the words of the ERA itself, but in the proposing clause.
Like the 19th Amendment before it, the ERA barreled out of Congress, getting 22 of the necessary 38 state ratifications in the first year. But the pace slowed as opposition began to organize – only eight ratifications in 1973, three in 1974, one in 1975, and none in 1976.
Arguments by ERA opponents such as Phyllis Schlafly, right-wing leader of the Eagle Forum/STOP ERA, played on the same fears that had generated female opposition to woman suffrage. Anti-ERA organizers claimed that the ERA would deny woman’s right to be supported by her husband, privacy rights would be overturned, women would be sent into combat, and abortion rights and homosexual marriages would be upheld. Opponents surfaced from other traditional sectors as well. States’-rights advocates said the ERA was a federal power grab, and business interests such as the insurance industry opposed a measure they believed would cost them money. Opposition to the ERA was also organized by fundamentalist religious groups.
Pro-ERA advocacy was led by the National Organization for Women (NOW) and ERAmerica, a coalition of nearly 80 other mainstream organizations. However, in 1977, Indiana became the 35th and so far the last state to ratify the ERA. That year also marked the death of Alice Paul, who, like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony before her, never saw the Constitution amended to include the equality of rights she had worked for all her life.
Hopes for victory continued to dim as other states postponed consideration or defeated ratification bills. Illinois changed its rules to require a three-fifths majority to ratify an amendment, thereby ensuring that their repeated simple majority votes in favor of the ERA did not count. Other states proposed or passed rescission bills, despite legal precedent that states do not have the power to retract a ratification.