URGENT: CALL ON YOUR U.S. HOUSE MEMBER TO OPPOSE THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT RESOLUTION
On Thursday, February 13th, members of the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a resolution that could insert the "Equal Rights Amendment" (ERA) into the United States Constitution.
The resolution, if passed, will nullify a 7-year ratification deadline that was attached to the ERA on its initial passage in 1972. If this deadline is nullified, the ERA will be allowed to become part of the U.S. Constitution because of the three states that recently ratified the the amendment: Nevada, Illinois, and Virginia.
The ERA contains language that would invalidate many important pro-life laws because they affect women, but not men. Abortion rights would be entrenched in our U.S. Constitution and many of our states' protections would no longer be enforceable.
Because of the nature of this resolution, the President would not have the authority to veto it.
If the ERA resolution is successfully passed this week, thousands of unborn lives are at stake. @ERA_No_Shortcuts
WE ARE CALLING ON YOU TO TAKE ACTION
This is what must be done immediately:
- Find out who your U.S. House member is!
- Call both the Washington, D.C. and local office of your U.S. House member – urge him to oppose the ERA Resolution (House Joint Resolution 79). You can reach the D.C. offices by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-225-3121. You can reach the local offices at:
1st Congressional District: Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. -- (423) 247-8161
2nd Congressional District: Congressman Tim Burchett -- (865) 523-3772
3rd Congressional District: Congressman Chuck Fleischmann -- (423) 756-2342
4th Congressional District: Congresswoman Scott DesJarlais -- (931) 962-3180
5th Congressional District: Congressman Jim Cooper -- (615) 736-5295
6th Congressional District: Congressman John Rose -- (931) 854-9428
7th Congressional District: Congressman Mark Green, M.D. -- (629) 223-6050
8th Congressional District: Congressman David Kustoff -- (731) 423-4848
9th Congressional District: Congressman Steve Cohen -- (901) 544-4131
- Email your U.S. House member, urging them to oppose the ERA Resolution (House Joint Resolution 79). You can find their contact forms on their websites (by clicking on their name above) or you can use the National Right to Life form.