Alice Paul Fought For ERA–Fight For Her!

A friend of mine is trying to get congressional recognition for Alice Paul, the great suffragist and the woman who wrote and pushed for the Equal Rights Amendment.  Although she lived 92 years, it was just long enough to see her efforts brought to destruction by Phyllis Schlafley and her rabid band of anti-feminists.
People are working to get the ERA back on track.
Alice Paul

Alice Paul

Here’s a link to her biography and the history of the suffrage movement:
Read the message below and contact your congressperson to recognize this great woman with the congressional gold medal.
Please forward EVERYWHERE!
. . .
Did you know . . . The only right that the Constitution guarantees for women is the right to vote?!

Did you know . . . ERA STILL has NOT been ratified as a Constitutional Amendment because it is 3 states short of the 38 states needed? Is your state one of the 17 states that did not? http://equalrightsamendment.org/

Did you know . . . Alice Paul drafted the Equal Rights Amendment?

Did you know . . .AlicePaul spearheaded the effort to pass the 19th Amendment and she was arrested for peaceably picketing the White House? Did you know she was imprisoned and tortured for her efforts?

Did you know . . .legislation as been introduced in the House of Representatives to award Alice Paul a Congressional Gold Medal but it still needs 159 more co-sponsors to move it out of the House? Is YOUR representative a co-sponsor? (You can look it up at http://thomas.loc.gov. Look under bill HR406, co-sponsors.)

IF YOU APPRECIATE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE, OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES, YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

1.VOTE FOR THE WOMAN WHO FOUGHT FOR A WOMAN‘S RIGHT TO VOTE!

THERE IS STILL TIME TO CAST A VOTE FOR ALICE PAUL ON THE NEW JERSEY HALL OF FAME WEBSITE http://www.njhalloffame.org/! The New Jersey Hall of Fame today announced its 2010 nominees, including our girl, Alice Stokes Paul. The public can vote at NJHallofFame.org from the list of 30 nominees rolled out today for the 3rd edition of the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The choices — 17 of whom are being nominated posthumously — emerged today from a pool of 200 and are coupled in groups of six under such categories as “historical,” “sports,” and “arts and entertainment.” The New Jersey Hall of Fame, a non-profit set up by law in 2005, is intended to hold up role models and inspire schoolchildren and enlists panels of experts to weigh in on the nominees, who face a vote on NJHallof Fame.org through Nov. 20. The winners are to be announced later this fall. So, cast your vote now and let’s make sure that Alice Paul gets her name in the 2010 New Jersey Hall of Fame.

2. CONTACT YOUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE TO FIND OUT IF SHE/HE HAS
SIGNED ON TO CO-SPONSOR HR 406, GIVING ALICE PAUL A CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL.

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