To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate
Let's Pass the Equal Rights Amendment
We are asking our Representatives and Senators for their co-sponsorship and support of Resolutions moving through the House and Senate, which would add the following words to the U.S. 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. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this Article."
Why is this important?
As Founder of Katrina’s Dream (www.KatrinasDream.org), an organization established in memory of my mother-in-law, the Rev. Katrina Martha Van Alstyne Welles Swanson, one of the first women priests to be ordained in the Episcopal Church, I represent an organization deeply invested in this issue and focused on achieving true equality, critical to your constituency.
Recently widowed and having to navigate society has brought home the obstacles placed by oppressive societal forces facing women in America. I have lost my home, business, and am starting over. I am one of the 70% of those 100 million living in poverty and much of that has to do simply with my gender. While women are Equal in every aspect we are not treated the same under the law. The only only right guaranteed women is the right to vote.
I am hoping that you will not only sign this petition but you will show you support of my pilgrimage across America from San Francisco to Washington DC covering all 15 states that have not ratified the ERA,to promote the full inclusion of women in society and join me in spirit on our Facebook event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/370467279764897/
Thank you in advance. I look forward to your continued support and prayers.
Love and Light in Christ,