Reproductive Rights Resources

Steaming mad about SCOTUS overturning Roe v Wade? The best first thing you can do is make an ongoing donation to a reputable organization on the front lines of this fight. Recurring donations help organizations reliably plan and budget. Donating to and spreading the word about organizations that help those seeking abortions do so safelyContinue reading “Reproductive Rights Resources”

Action Ridge Discussion Group ~ 2022 Calendar

Our Discussion Group is evolving. We hope you’ll join us. What began as a focused effort to educate ourselves on racism and privilege has morphed into a group that discusses books (and sometimes movies) about a wide range of social justice and environmental issues. The calendar below lists our upcoming titles. We meet on theContinue reading “Action Ridge Discussion Group ~ 2022 Calendar”

Purple ERA Van Brings Message of Equality to Park Ridge

Community members and representatives of Action Ridge, the League of Women’s Voters and AAUB for Equity signed the “Notorious RVG” and heard rousing speeches from former Illinois House Rep Lou Lang and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul.

Voter Registration with the ERA RV ~ 9.1.21

WEDNESDAY, 9/1 the ERA RV Rolls Into Park Ridge for Education, Voter Registration An RV promoting the ERA will make a stop in Park Ridge from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on September 1 in the parking lot of Park Ridge Community Church, 100 Courtland Ave. Volunteers from the League of Women Voters of Park Ridge andContinue reading “Voter Registration with the ERA RV ~ 9.1.21”

It’s Time to Pass the ERA

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”

Tammy & Equality in Workplace

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”

Phone Banking for the ERA

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”

Equal Payday Rally

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”