March 7, 2021. Rise and Resist hosted a protest in support of the ERA, claiming women and trans have NO equality protection. “It’s way past time to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”
Next day, Monday, March 8th, was International Women’s Day.
March is Women’s History Month. (but, only certain women need apply)
The revolutionists claim women are not protected by the U.S. Constitution.
Video Part 1. 2nd speaker is Cathy Marino-Thomas of Equality NY.
TS Candii, Founder of Black Trans Nation and Black Trans Nation NY
Part 2 video – Donna Lieberman of the NYCLU Executive Director is the speaker.
See Flickr Slide show
.From the Facebook Event page:
“Join Rise and Resist as we march to recognize International Women’s Day, honor women leaders, and demand the Equal Rights Amendment (E.R.A.) FINALLY be added to the U.S. Constitution.
FEATURED SPEAKERS and PERFORMANCES
– Donna Lieberman, NYCLU Executive Director
– TS Candii, Founder of Black Trans Nation and Black Trans Nation NY
– Pamela Sneed, Poet and Activist
– Fogo Azul NY, All-women Brazilian Samba Reggae Drum Line
In solidarity with this year’s theme for International Women’s Day, we celebrate women’s leadership. Women were on the front lines in the pandemic and we suffered the greatest losses, especially job losses.
The Equal Rights Amendment, first introduced in 1923, has been ratified by the necessary 38 states and should come up in the Senate during the Biden Administration. The ERA would help guarantee our rights to equal pay, equal access to work, reproductive freedom, child care, health care, LGBTQ rights, freedom from sexual violence, and more.
The amendment says, simply, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”
That’s it. And though other laws, both state and federal, do forbid discrimination, women’s rights are constantly chipped away by courts and legislators. Without a Constitutional ERA, a judge may—and many do—interpret federal or state law through their own values and biases around gender and sexuality.It’s time to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”
[Where indicated, pictures and videos property of VSB – Pamela Hall]