Meeting Time: November 20, 2018 at 1:55pm EST
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Agenda Item

A. RES – Support of Ratification by Virginia of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution – Supervisor Principi

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    Craig Pascoe 21 days ago

    Unnecessary

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    Charles Sweet 21 days ago

    I strongly support this resolution. To argue, as some of the "form letter" responses do, that a simple appeal for equality needs "reasonable exceptions" is misguided and nonsensical.

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    Sara Correll 21 days ago

    As a voter in the Brentsville MD, I strongly believe that the Equal Rights Amendment should be passed. I strongly urge our BOCS to support this resolution by Mr Principi.

    Sincerely,
    Sara Correll

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    Elisabet Michaelsen 21 days ago

    I support Cupervisor Principi's resolution. The Board of Supervisors needs to vote in the affirmative for this. High time we in PWC stand for eqality for the 51 % in all aspects of the law. The Constitution needs to reflect equality. We should be the 38th state.

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    Rebekah Perkins 21 days ago

    As a ProWoman, ProIndividual county resident, it's imperative that the supervisors vote to oppose this Trojan Horse of an amendment to the Constitution. The Constitution is one of the sole documents in history to be GENDER NEUTRAL! Not even Jehovah Himself managed such discourse with regard to gender identity! I stand firmly with the principles of our founding documents--we are separate, but equal--federalizing that right to individual liberty will DESTROY that liberty. Please vote to OPPOSE!

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    Kenny Boddye 21 days ago

    I unequivocally support this resolution and ratifying the ERA. It would NOT open the door to state/federal-funded abortions, nor would it make it so prisons are co-ed. States that have similar provisions in their state constitutions have not had these perceived developments, and in fact have seen improvements in wages and representation for women in the workforce.

    I support the equal protection of women under the supreme law of the land, so I support the ERA.

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    Jackie Bell 21 days ago

    I respectfully request that you oppose the unnecessary ERA amendment to the Constitution which already provides for equality of all persons. This is really an attempt to further the agenda of those who are in favor of abortion (murder) and homosexuality, which are contrary to God's law. I particularly appeal to Supervisors Caddigan, Jenkins and Nohe, whom I have respected for many years, to join those Supervisors who opposed the LGBT+ resolution that recently passed. Christians stand up!!!

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    Marie Hoerst 21 days ago

    I oppose the 'Resolution in Support of Ratification by Virginia of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution'. Aside from having exceeded a twice expired deadline, as written, the amendment is harmful to women, the unborn and shifts large amounts of legislative power from the states to Congress, creating a greater imbalance and placing sensitive issues under a less responsive federal government. For these reasons and more, I object to this proposed resolution. I urge you to vote NO!

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    Aisha Cozad 22 days ago

    It’s long past time to make this a reality!! What an honor for Virginia to stand up for women’s equality!

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    Jennifer Rokasky 22 days ago

    I hope every Board member supports this! The time is now!

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    Margaret Gregory 22 days ago

    I oppose the proposed resolution in support of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution because it lacks any language that provides for reasonable exceptions. Its inflexible language could potentially invalidate any law that recognizes the inherent differences between the sexes. PLEASE VOTE NO on the proposed resolution.

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    Amy McInerny 22 days ago

    As a feminist, a professional and a mother of young women, I urge you to vote "no" on the ratification of the ERA and to tell the General Assembly to reject this flawed, unnecessary & deceptive amendment. It can be interpreted in ways dangerous to women and their children, as it has been already in states that have enacted it. This outdated constitutional zombie from the 80's is not relevant to the challenges we face now and will cause confusion as it threatens our first liberties. Thank you.

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    Linda Kennedy 22 days ago

    Please oppose the ratification of the ERA amendment. The ERA Amendment does more harm to women than good; jails would be coed, as would sports teams, and bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms. This would decrease safety for women and children. Insurance rates would rise for women because they would no longer get a discount as female (who are generally safer drivers).
    Abortion would be a taxpayer funded right and would greatly increase Medicaid expenses. Please vote NO.

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    Carol Fox 23 days ago

    Vote NO to support the ERA Amendment. This Amendment to the Constitution is from the 80's. Times have changed and laws have been pasted that make this unnecessary. The way courts interpret the Amendment actually hurts women and girls. For example under ERA the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania invalidated sex segregated sports policies. Boys and girls play together on the same teams! How does that help girls? Vote NO!

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    Mary Myers 23 days ago

    I oppose the ERA amendment! Please vote NO! there are laws in place for equal pay for equal work....we don't need the ERA amendment. Please vote NO!

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    Chris Bosco 23 days ago

    I oppose ratification of the ERA amendment. I was given to understand that the ERA could be interpreted as enshrining in our Constitution a right to taxpayer funded abortions. Both men and women already have a full claim to equal rights under the 5th and 14th amendments. Auto and Life insurance would increase for women. Women are already guaranteed equal pay for equal work under both federal and state law. PLEASE VOTE NO on the proposed resolution.

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    Madeline Jordan 23 days ago

    I oppose the ERA. It is destructive to women. Women have equal rights in employment, housing & other areas under existing laws. The ERA would strip women from existing protections & freedoms. Example-forced drafting of women-providing no choice in joining the military & resulting consequences to family. There would be no segregation in many areas where segregation of sexes provides women protection. The ERA eradicates that distinction & that protection. Please vote NO.

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    Kit Katz 25 days ago

    I was one of the first feminist to oppose the ERA Amendment the first time it came before the Virginia General Assembly. I vehemently opposed it then and still believe it can be used against women. Equal rights ring right, but the words deceive and can have a devastating impact on women because of their biological differences. Please vote NO on this agenda item.

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    Barbara Dodge 25 days ago

    I oppose the proposed resolution in support of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution. The ERA conspicuously lacks any language that provides for reasonable exceptions. Instead, its inflexible language could potentially invalidate any law that recognizes the inherent differences between the sexes. PLEASE VOTE NO on the proposed resolution.

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    George Dodge 25 days ago

    I oppose the proposed resolution in support of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution. The ERA conspicuously lacks any language that provides for reasonable exceptions. Instead, its inflexible language could potentially invalidate any law that recognizes the inherent differences between the sexes. Please vote NO on the proposed resolution.