Please help us amplify our message on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

HOW TO DO IT

  • Choose a campaign graphic and post with a message of your own (or select from sample messaging)
  • Help build the buzz by cross tagging VAratifyERA
    • On Twitter: VAratifyERA (@VAratifyERA)
    • On Instagram: VAratifyERA (@VAratifyERA)
    • On Facebook: VA ratify ERA (www.facebook.com/VAratifyERA)

Sample Messaging

  • America in comparison to the world
    • The U.S. Constitution is the only major, written constitution in the WORLD that does not explicitly guarantee gender equality. 
    • 84% of worldwide constitutions explicitly guarantee gender equality and so should ours!
  • Nationwide perspective
    • Virginia’s ratification will impact the entire country; the 38th state to ratify satisfies the 3/4 of the states requirement of Article V of the Constitution.
    • 94% of Americans agree that the Constitution should guarantee equal rights regardless of gender.
    • 80% of Americans believe the Constitution already does guarantees equal rights regardless of gender.  IT DOES NOT!
  • Virginia perspective
    • Virginia added the Bill of Rights to our Constitution and can be the state to add gender equality, by ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment!
    • No matter who was asked (rural / urban, male / female, Republican / Democrat), Virginians strongly support (81%) Virginia’s ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
  • What would the Equal Rights Amendment do
    • The Equal Rights Amendment will create a permanent, uniform, and national standard for eliminating sex discrimination by government at all levels.
    • The Equal Rights Amendment will ensure gender discrimination receives the same level of judicial review as discrimination based on race, religion, and country of origin.

Images

  1. Click on the image you’d like to use.
  2. Right click on the image and select “save as” to download a copy to use in your social media posts.
  3. Remember to crosstag @VAratifyERA and use hashtags like #VAratifyERA.

Message from Secretary Anne Holton

VAratifyERA Campaign

Military Support for ERA