On this day: Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat
December 01, 2023
Please consider making a donation on or before Giving Day -- Tuesday, December 1st. In honor of the proposed 28th Amendment, one of our donors has generously offered to match gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $28,000.
Some people have a bucket list; I have a “tombstone” list. It’s the things that I did in my life that I would want to be remembered for and carved on my tombstone for all to see. Similar to Rosa Parks’ epitaph which reads: "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" Mine will include: Passed the Equal Rights Amendment in Illinois. While my accomplishment is small compared to Ms. Parks’ bravery and leadership to be sure, the Equal Rights Amendment is the fight of today. We need your support to continue to fight to right the wrongs of the past when the Constitution intentionally left all women (including Black, Indigenous and women of color) unprotected by the law.
In 2021, if we work together, if you help, we can deliver this to the next generation. When I look forward to 2021, I see women, men, transgender and gender nonconforming individuals all being uplifted by mutual respect, and the rapid, fluid exchange of ideas, experience, and creativity. Something never seen before!
This is where I need your help; where we need your help.
Your support will super-charge our efforts, grow our diverse coalition. The time really is right now. Please contribute generously and your donation will be matched dollar for dollar until midnight December 1, 2020.
Member of the Board
*Steve Andersson is a Commissioner of Human Rights for the State of Illinois appointed by Illinois’ Governor JB Pritzker. He is also a retired member of the Illinois House of Representatives. During his last session in the Illinois House, Representative Andersson was the Chief Republican Sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment and successfully passed the amendment making Illinois the 37th to pass the ERA.
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