elect equal rights 2020
Last year, our Elect Equal Rights campaign flipped the Virginia General Assembly to a gender-equality sense majority. It was the majority that led Virginia to be the 38th and final state needed to ratify the ERA.
This year we are expanding our campaign nationally. We will work to flip more legislative bodies. We will organize to elect more pro-ERA candidates. We will empower more progressive young women-identifying, non-binary, gender nonconforming, femme folx, and queer youth, to run for and win office.
We do this through working with campaigns, from the local to the national level, to create voter contact opportunities such as phone-banks, text-banks, and voter registration efforts, for our organizers and chapter network. Furthermore, we work with these campaigns to create gender equality specific messaging in their advocacy efforts to ensure that gender equality, and the ERA, is an election issue. This looks like incorporating gender equality into the conversation when contacting voters, making sure intersectional gender equality is explicitly in the candidate's platform, and hosting digital events with the candidate, such as town halls. To see all of the candidates we support, and how to nominate more, click here!
In addition, we push for non-candidate specific get out the vote efforts, such as requesting absentee ballots, ensuring people fill out the census, and helping people create voting plans, to strengthen our democracy.
How You Can Get Involved...
Join a digital event: Generation Ratify has multiple digital events a week to advocate for pro-ERA candidates. From text-banks, to town halls, to round-tables, we have got it all! Every Friday, we even have a Netflix and text-bank with a different show each time. RSVP for an event here.
Individually contact voters: Can't make it so a digital event? No worries! Each week, we select some of the candidates we support, and provide opportunities from their campaigns. Make sure to fill out this google form with how many people you contacted. It is important to track our progress so we can best support and strategize for all the candidates. Here are this week's opportunities!
Organize in your community: Want to take your involvement to the next level? Plug into the work of your local chapter and organizers near you! Find a chapter near you, or start one, by clicking this link.
Total Voter Contacts Since the Campaign's Launch on March 31st...
Text-bank for pro-ERA candidate MJ Hegar, running for the Texas Senate Seat for the US. Hegar faces a tough battle in her home state of Texas! Let voters know why she's the right choice for Texas and the ERA. Sign-up for a text-banking shift here!
Phone-bank for pro-ERA candidate Jaime Harrison. Harrison faces a tough battle in his home state of South Carolina, running against Lindsey Graham for the US Senate Seat! Let voters know why he's the right choice for South Carolina and the ERA. Sign-up for a phone-banking shift here!
Phone-bank for pro-ERA candidate Mark Kelly. Kelly faces a tough battle in his home state of Arizona, running against Martha McSally for the US Senate Seat! Let voters know why he's the right choice for Arizona and the ERA. Sign-up for a phone-banking shift here!
Volunteer for pro-ERA candidate Kimberly Walker. Walker faces a tough battle in Florida's 12th Congressional District, running against Martha McSally for the US Senate Seat! Let voters know why he's the right choice for Arizona and the ERA. Sign-up for a phone-banking shift here!
Text-bank for our Democracy
Our partners over at Resistance Labs host text-banking opportunities every week for volunteers. As a texting volunteer you can make a real impact by reaching voters, engaging folks in activism, and recruiting candidates to run for office. Check out text-banking opportunities here!