TELEPHONE SCRIPT

Script - 3-State strategy (Federal)

Hello, my name is [name] and my zip code is [zip code].

As a constituent, I am calling to express my concern with the current state of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Although passed by both the Senate and the House in 1972, the Equal Rights Amendment has not been ratified and added to the United States Constitution. Currently, we need three additional states to reach the three-fourths threshold. Without the ERA there is no guarantee of constitutional gender equality. Therefore, I am reaching out to ask that [name of Congress person] revisit the ERA as a topic of extreme importance.

In the current political environment, it is more important than ever to champion women’s rights. American citizens across the country are impassioned after the hateful rhetoric that dominated the election cycle, much of which was aimed at women.

Women will not be equal in this country until our rights are solidified with the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. With the passage of S.J. Res. 5 and H.J. Res. 53, the ratification deadline for the ERA would be removed, allowing for three final states to make it a reality. With the example recently set by Nevada, now is the time to secure the fight for the ERA! I represent many women in our (name of state/ district) that want the ERA to pass. Generations of women have fought for the ERA, it’s time to stand with them.

If you are concerned about women’s equality, will you commit to supporting and co-sponsoring S.J. Res. 5 and H.J. Res. 53 removing the deadline and allowing for the final three states to be ratified? Thank you for your time, do you need any more information from me?

 
 
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Script - 3-State strategy (State)

Hello, my name is [name] and my zip code is [zip code].

As a constituent, I am calling to express my concern with the current state of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Although passed by both the Senate and the House in 1972, the Equal Rights Amendment has not been ratified and added to the United States Constitution. Currently, we need three additional states to reach the three-fourths threshold. Our state is one of those that has yet to ratify the ERA. Without it, there is no guarantee of constitutional gender equality. Therefore, I am reaching out to ask that [name of Congress person] revisit the ERA as a topic of dire importance.

In the current political environment, it is more important than ever to champion women’s rights. American citizens across the country are impassioned after the hateful rhetoric that dominated the election cycle, much of which was aimed at women. With the example set by the ratification of the ERA in Nevada, now is the time to secure this legislation in our state.

Women will not be equal in this country until our rights are solidified with the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. Our state needs to play its important role in the process. I represent many women in our state that want the ERA to pass. Generations of women have fought for the ERA, it’s time to stand with them.

If you are concerned about women’s equality, will you commit to supporting and co-sponsoring the ERA in our State’s legislature? Thank you for your time, do you need any more information from me?

 

Source: NOW - Ratify the Equal Rights
Amendment Toolkit