A note to let you know that many legislators attending the State of the Union tonight will be wearing the classic green ERA buttons worn for years by supporters. Last year our DC Director/Director of Outreach and Advocacy, Bettina Hager, rushed the pins to the members and we got iconic shots of the newly elected Democratic women wearing white--and our pins. This year Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who sponsors HJ Res 79, the bill to remove the time limit that will be voted on next week in the House, is bringing back that trend. With our Lead Organization member Feminist Majority, we delivered. Be sure to watch and please send us photos and videos. Great to have this symbol of equality worn by the women and men of Congress.

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence and Congresswoman Jackie Speier at a press conference today reaffirming support for the ERA

For Immediate Release

(Washington, D.C.) Feb 4, 2020 –
The ERA Coalition, together with Coalition member Feminist Majority, has once again delivered hundreds of iconic green ERA YES buttons to members of the House of Representatives in time for the State of the Union address this evening.

Be on the lookout for members of Congress sporting the green ERA button. Your photographers will be grateful for the heads-up.

The House of Representatives will vote next week to remove the time limit on ERA ratification; a bill to remove this time limit has been introduced and is pending in the Senate.

For more information about the Equal Rights Amendment and ERA Coalition, please visit our website.


The ERA Coalition was founded in 2014 to bring concerted, organized action to the effort to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA Coalition has a sister organization, the Fund for Women’s Equality, which promotes public education and outreach on the need for constitutional equality. Comprised of nearly one hundred organizations across the country, the Coalition provides education and advocacy on Constitutional Equality. The ERA Coalition’s groundbreaking research indicates that more than 94% of all Americans want an Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA Coalition has offices in New York City and Washington, DC.

Press Contact: Marianne Stack 804-405-1678  mstack@eracoalition.org

In other news, we have an upcoming Benefit in Los Angeles--a special performance of "What the Constitution Means to Me," a play by Board Member Heidi Schreck. You can get your tickets here.

If you're in New York or LA this week, be sure to go see the powerful film The Assistant. Produced by our Lead Organization Level Forward, and Advisory Council member Abby Disney. The reviews are outstanding, and attendance will determine widespread availability. We must support each other in the demand for justice and equality.

"Discrimination by a thousand paper cuts. It speaks volumes.” -Rolling Stone 


Starring Julia Garner of Netflix’s Ozark (2019 Emmy winner) and The Americans, the film portrays a recent college graduate “Jane” as an assistant to a powerful - and feared - film executive. She viscerally feels the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position and those around her. Meticulously researched, the film is written and directed by Kitty Green, Director of the documentaries Casting JonBenet and Ukraine Is Not a Brothel

**In theaters now, in NY & LA**

SHOWTIMES & TICKETS: watchtheassistant.com

Trailer: www.AssistantMovie.com

Social Media: Facebook & Instagram@TheAssistantFilm

Twitter @AssistantFilm

Written & Directed by Kitty Green

Running Time: 87 minutes

Rating: Not Yet Rated

In solidarity and Onward!

Carol Jenkins
Co-President and CEO
ERA Coalition

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