Action Ridge was well represented at the Women’s March this past Saturday.
Michelle Thorne wrote a great letter to the editor that was published in today’s Chicago Tribute. Here is the text: The Equal Rights Amendment is easy to endorse: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” It’s a statementContinue reading “It’s Time to Pass the ERA”
I hope you all saw that, because of Tammy Duckworth’s determination, the US Senate reversed the no children on the Senate floor rule. She brought her little baby to work so that she could cast a vote for important legislation. Little Miley, dressed in her pink hat and a mandatory jacket, is getting her politicalContinue reading “Tammy & Equality in Workplace”
From Nan Parson Chris and I and several Action Ridge friends are going to this. Want to join us? We’re going to set up carpools. It’ll be fun and go a long way to promote the ratification of the ERA. Come along!
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2018 3:25 PM Subject: Phone Banking for the ERA Last night we had a very successful phone-banking session! We’re so thankful that Sue Friedman from North West Suburbs Organizing for Action came to help us set up our computers. Now six of us know how to call Michael McAuliffe’s constituents toContinue reading “Phone Banking for the ERA”
Action Ridge members Nan and Chris Parson, Joan LaVelle, Fran and Dick Kampwirth, Jody and Bill Baty and Carol Sales attended the Equal Payday Rally. Our fellow activist, Cindy Grau, was there, too. It was an inspiring program. Lisa Kaihara and Kamala Lopez and their ERA friends did their best to remind us all thatContinue reading “Equal Payday Rally”
Several members are planning on attending in Chicago and Springfield. If you are interested in joining them, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Several of our group members had the pleasure of going to Second City this past Thursday evening to see a private performance of “She the People” benefiting Cause the Effect Chicago. A great show and a good cause! Cause the Effect Chicago provides a platform for women to effect change through activism, civic engagement andContinue reading “She the People”
Dear Action Ridge Friends, I know we are all so grateful to Mary Upson, President of Park Ridge League of Women Voters, for speaking at our last meeting. We had 35 attendees, despite the snow storm. We learned a great deal from her and are glad that we can join with LWV to get thingsContinue reading “League of Women Voters Information”
Dear Action Ridge Friends, Below is the AAUW newsletter, sent by Cindy Grau, who attended our last meeting where she gave us good information about AAUW. AAUW and Action Ridge have many initiatives in common and it’s important that we collaborate to effect change. I’m going to go to the Alice Paul reenactment at 10:30 on March 10thContinue reading “AAUW Newsletter”