Voices of the Majority – 8/25/17

Courtesy of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (epic concert at Safeco Field last Saturday night), this edition of the weekly Voices of the Majority email has a sound track: I Won’t Back Down.

Speaking of musical accompaniment, check this out:
What Trump’s Refusal to Stop Using Rolling Stones Songs Says About Him.

This Friday and next, Rich will be hosting our group at the T&C cafe. Bring a friend and come write cards, send emails, post comments, share ideas… any time between 4:30 and 6:30.

This Saturday, August 26th is Women’s Equality Day. The ERA is a proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit discrimination of rights under the law based on sex, a distinction surprisingly missing from our constitution. 35 states have ratified this Amendment and only three more are needed to formally amend the constitution. When Congress approved the ERA in 1972, only 35 of the required 38 states ratified it by the 1982 deadline, and the ERA failed to pass. Now, Democrats in both chambers of Congress have introduced bills to remove the old deadline. If Congress passes the new bills, only three more states will need to vote in favor of the ERA in order to establish landmark constitutional protections against sex discrimination. Wear white, and contact your representatives.

To do today: Take a cue from Patagonia and let Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke know where you stand on protecting our public lands.
Contact Secretary Zinke, and share this link with your friends: Why Should the Public Care About Public Lands?