Message from your Public Policy chair, Faye Marcus
To all AAUW members:
ERA has passed in the Illinois State Senate. The next step is for SJRCA4 to go to the Illinois State House! We could be the 37th state to ratify the ERA! Are you an advocate for women and girls? Please join me and attend the ERA RALLY in SPRINGFIELD, TUESDAY MAY 8.
The ROCKFORD AREA ERA COALITION will be renting a bus so we can ride down in comfort.
There are only 57 seats available . The cost is $27 roundtrip for a comfortable air conditioned Van Galder bus. Your RSVP is needed by Thursday @ noon. Money is due by Monday @noon.
TUES. MAY 8 ERA RALLY, SPRINGFIELD
RSVP by Thursday, May 3 @ noon
COST: $27 -BUS TRANSPORTATION
You can drop the money off at my house or mail it to me ASAP. Seats are filling up. Your checks should be made out to Barbara Giolitto. We will leave at 8:30 a.m. and should return at about 6:30. More information will be sent regarding where the bus will be.
Hope to see lots of AAUW members. Other groups that are involved: LWV, WOMANSPACE, WINNEBAGO COUNTY CITIZENS FOR CHOICE, INDIVISIBLE, YOUNG DEMS, and others. We are going to storm the state capital!
Text PLEDGE to 21333 to join AAUW’s Day of Action on April 10
Next week, advocates across the country will observe Equal Pay Day 2018, the date that symbolizes how far women must work into 2018 to bring home the same pay as men did in just 2017 alone.
While the gender pay gap is nothing to celebrate, observing Equal Pay Day is a powerful way to raise awareness about the fight for fair pay — and that’s why we’re calling on you to take action.
Join AAUW on April 10 in a national Day of Action to close the gender pay gap by texting theword PLEDGE to phone number 21333 on your cell phone.
On Equal Pay Day – April 10, we’ll send you a reminder text with a toll-free phone number to reach your state legislators and demand pay equity. When you use our toll-free phone line, you’ll hear a simple call script before being connected directly to the office of your state legislator.
Closing the gender pay gap isn’t just the fair or right thing to do; it’s good for families, businesses, and the economy. That’s why we are joining together to demand that legislators pass strong pay equity bills in every state.
Let us know you’re committed to fighting for fair pay — text PLEDGE to phone number 21333 now!
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