To celebrate International Women’s Day, women from all over Illinois wrote postcards to their Illinois Legislators. Many groups around Illinois held postcard writing parties. Some held virtual postcard parties in their own home. Each postcard was addressed with a note explaining why we need the Equal Rights Amendment already. 100 years of piecemeal legislation has not given us gender equality. Only the ERA can do that. #ItsTime to put this issue to rest. Our children deserve better. #TimesUp on the wage gap, #TimesUp on sexual harassment, #TimesUp on unequal representation in government and in managerial postilions. #TimesUp on untested rape kits. #TimesUp on boys will be boys excuses for bad behavior. #TimesUp on sexual abuse.
Thousands of postcards got addressed and are ready to be mailed to legislators after the March Primaries. If you live in Illinois and would like a postcard sent on your behalf, please message us at RatifyeraIL(at)gmail.com with your name and address.