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Transcript EQUAL RIGHTS WMMEOT VPOKTE The struggle to ratify the ERA continues. The 9upreme Cburt should very shortly issue their decision on whether to hear the NOW appeal of the Callister decision. (Callister declared that recission of EDA by states was legal primarily because he believes that extension of the era deadline is unoonstitutional.) Reagan's Justice Department, after sane hesitation, has asked the (hurt to vacate the decision. This means there vould be no argument on the merits and a very , fast decision. NOW requested/an accelerated schedule from the Cburt and that the case be judged on merit. The Supreme Cburt on FHday, Jan. 15th asked NOW to submit papers on the question of "ripeness*; i.e. was it appropriate tor a court to issue a decision on that question at that time.) Laurence Tribe, one of the top ten constitutional lawyers and a professor of Law at Harvard, presented NOWs position to the Cburt on January 20th. A decision was expected from the Supreme Cburt by Friday the 22nd, but perhaps due to weather conditions this did not occur. As most of you have heard, the Bqual Rights Amendment failed in Georgia by a wide margin - approximately 2 to 1. In Oklahoma, it was also defeated in the Senate by a vote of 27-21. There was an immediate move to reconsider the vote which was tabled. The ERA has been introduced in the Cklahona fbuse - where a "hell of a fight" is expected. If it passes the House, the Senate would be required to reoonside the question. We are not out of the ballgame yet. Alan Alda and El lie 9meal have been barnstorming • sensitive1 legislator's districts in Oklahoma to raise the ante after the Senate vote - and have had excellent results. cr\ mere hours' notice, capacity crowds have turned out at every appearance. Additionally, fetional NOW has a large nunber of their best workers there - Jean Obnger, tolly Yard, Alice Obhan, Diane Cutri, Kathy B>nk — and our own jan Stevens, Vice President of Texas NOW. There is no news out about when the vote will occur in Florida due to the priority status of reapportionment questions. Virginia is in a state of flux. The bill to ratify the equal Rights Amendment has been introduced by an "anti" and referred to a committee that is stacked with anti-ERA representatives. But there is a critical vote coming up that would have the ERA taken out of committee and heard directly on the floor. Ih the Senate, the situation appears not to have changed from the last vote. Me need 21 votes to pass the ratification bill and have 20. The anti's also have 20 votes. In a case of a tie, the Lt. Oyjemor casts the deciding vote and he is in favor of equality. However in order to avoid a tie vote that would allow the Lt. Governor to vote, one anti-ERA Senator will almost certainly "take a walk". The critical time in Illinois will be in March, in Nbrth Carolina in early June — both times when college activists can do "missionary work" — more on this later. (see adjoining article) Volunteer for Action Teams (see page 1) Do Missionary Work in Florida now, in Illinois in Wsrch Organize Fundraisers GET INVOLVED! If you are hesitating about what YOU should do, consider this - Isn't better to devote all we can right now and win if we can, rather than having to spend the nextTTien or so years working on it, OR accepting for our whole lives that women are not equal because even with the vote, they can't win constitutional protection. Jeanne Sommerfeld & JoAnn Evansgardner TO: era activists SUBJECT: JCSSK3E BR3GADBG MM£ EASY Hare are 2 of the most important things you can do for the ERA: 1) Sign up for the ERA fessage Brigade and get every ERA supporter you know signed up. 2) Send messages when you receive alerts. Joining the Massage Brigade is something everyone can do to help get the amendment passed. All that is needed to join is $2 and willingness to send postcards provided by NOW - or your own letters - to political leaders. Won't you take a few minutes to sign up the ERA supporters you know? Use the diagram* to explain to friends, family, and co-workers what the Massage Brigade is and how it works. Have them write their names and adresses on the form* and give you $2 OR give Ffessage Brigade memberships as gifts: write the names and addresses of known supporters and pay $2 for them! Put the form plus a check or checks for the total amount ($2/name) in an envelope addressed to ERA Message Brigade, rational Organization for women Pbst Office Bax 7813 Washington, D. C. 20044 And Call Jeanne or JoAnn for pickupl Mike check payable to NOW-ERA Fund IMPORTWT: lb be most effective, this must be done right away. 9end in names and money AS SOON AS YOU HAVE THEM. You may want to copy the form to use in signing up additional people. QUESTIONS? call the Massage Brigade at 202-347-2279 (or your friendly local chapter activists - 741-4009, 521-2824. Special note to those who have already been involved in recruiting for the Massage Brigade: Do feel free to use either this form or the standard Massage Brigade envelopes for your personal canvassing. The envelopes are recommended for team canvassing in public places. * Thanks to Vfeshington State NOW for developing this new Massage Brigade format. The form and explanation of its use are pages 5-6 in this newsletter. Please use them as soon as possible (NOW!) and call Jeanne or JoAnn for pickup of money and Message Brigade signup sheets.