The ERA Is a Hair’s-Breadth Away from Constitutional History in Spite of Mrs. America: An Open Letter to Studios, Networks, Streaming Services, and the Creative Community

 

Protesters at the Women’s March.

We, as representatives of independent media and members of the film and television industries, urge the Hollywood community and the news media to take an active role in raising public awareness regarding the present historic efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which guarantees that women in the United States have equal protection under the Constitution. The ERA states, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” It was first introduced in 1923 and it was overwhelmingly approved by both houses of Congress and sent to the states for ratification in 1972. By 1977, 35 of the 38 states needed had ratified it.

A new generation of women became energized with the January 2017 Women’s March. Two months later, Nevada ratified the ERA. Illinois ratified in 2018. When Virginia ratified the ERA on January 27th, 2020, the ERA putatively became the 28th Amendment to the Constitution.

The ERA will provide equal pay for equal work or work of equal value, require gender equity in scientific research, prohibit police departments from giving domestic violence calls lower priority than other crimes, compel colleges to properly investigate sexual assault, and propel a myriad of other substantive advances for American women and families.

It is painfully ironic that the April 15th premiere of the nine-part Hulu miniseries Mrs. America highlights the amendment’s opposition 50 years ago without referencing the present action—the ratification of the final three states—which now enters a final crucial stage.

Mrs. America centers on Phyllis Schlafly (played by Cate Blanchett), the woman who mobilized an ultra conservative movement to end the fight for women’s legal equality in 1982.

Although the promotional materials for the series and the advance press present the series as providing a history of how the conservative movement gained the traction it has today, we worry that this story diminishes the present-day successes of ERA activists around the country. We are dismayed that while highlighting the inequities of the past, the media currently gives short shrift to the gender cultural narrative of inequality that if reversed could change the lives of millions of Americans of all ages.

We fear that the gains that our renewed movement has made could be hurt by Mrs. America, as well as by the poor coverage by the news media of recent historic victories in the battle to pass the ERA. We respect and support artistic and creative freedom, but we hope that with that freedom the media can also take responsibility. Hollywood can and should accurately represent the voices of women and activists around the country today. The renewed ERA movement is alive and in play right now:

  • After forty years of inaction, activists on the ground organized and mobilized in the unratified states. As a result, the ERA was ratified in Nevada, Illinois, and Virginia.
  • Article V of the U.S. Constitution states that upon ratification of three fourths of the states the amendment is adopted. Therefore, when Virginia ratified the ERA, it became the 38th and final state needed to complete the ratification process and ERA became law.
  • The Archivist of the United States refuses to record the ratification of Virginia after receiving an opinion letter from the Department of Justice that he should not do so, theoretically because the deadline had expired.
  • The Archivist had already recorded Nevada (2017) and Illinois (2018) after the deadline had expired so the exertion of political influence is now blocking the amendment.
  • Civil Rights group Equal Means Equal (EME) and affected women immediately filed a lawsuit in January in Federal District Court in Massachusetts to compel the Archivist to ratify Virginia and declare the ERA the law of the land.
  • Attorneys General from Virginia, Nevada, and Illinois filed suit as well, demanding that the Archivist record Virginia as ratified.
  • On February, 13 2020, the House passed H.J.Res 79. This bill will remove the ERA deadline altogether if passed by the Senate.
  • If these cases go to the Supreme Court—chances are extremely high they will—public awareness and support will be crucial.
  • If SCOTUS upholds the ERA, the United States will join 185 nations in providing its citizens with equality regardless of sex under the law.

Much of this national success is due to the work of grassroots organizations like #MeToo and Women Occupy Hollywood, of Hollywood artists speaking out in support of the ERA, and of films such as Equal Means Equal, which was used across the country in theaters, house parties, churches, and community centers to mobilize and organize women on the ground who worked on ratifying the ERA in these last remaining states.

Presently, while 96% of Americans support gender equality, 82% believe it is already a part of the Constitution. The legal battle for passing the ERA needs public awareness and scrutiny. It is urgent that the media inform the American public about this essential battle, a century in the making.

We urge the studios, networks, and streaming services to produce TV series, fiction films, documentaries, and news stories about:

  • The recent wins since 2016, including the explosion of movements like The Women’s March and #MeToo that feed into the fight for the ERA and have sparked momentum in the states working to ratify it.
  • The collusion of the Department of Justice, the White House, and the attorneys general in southern states to eradicate the ERA.
  • A history of the century-long battle of the ERA from the side and perspective of the activists working to ratify it.
  • Current ERA-specific activist movements, like ILRatifyERA and VARatify ERA, Generation Ratify, Equal Means Equal, Equality NOW, ERA Coalition and cross-issue groups, like the Teamsters, the SEIU (Teachers Union), SAG/AFTRA, Black Voters Matter, Indivisible, Common Cause, and Women Occupy Hollywood that have dedicated themselves to this struggle for the past four years.
  • The reasons why we still need the ERA, explaining what it does, whom it helps, and how it can change our country.

As media activists, members of the Hollywood community, and passionate stakeholders in the ERA, we urge an immediate response and commitment from all studios, networks, and media partners to make the public aware that while Mrs. America’s Phyllis Schlafly may be dead, the Equal Rights Amendment is ratified, reactivated, and ready to be implemented and enforced in the service of all Americans.

We want to continue to believe that Hollywood and the news media can be leaders in social justice and freedom of expression, and our creative community will not rest until equal means equal. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

Ariel Dougherty, filmmaker, Media Equity Collaborative, co-founder of Women Make Movies. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, United States.

Alexandra Hidalgo, filmmaker, editor-in-chief of agnès films, assistant professor at Michigan State University. East Lansing, Michigan, United States.

Jennifer Hall Lee, filmmaker, writer. Altadena, California, United States.

Kamala Lopez, filmmaker, actor, executive director of Equal Means Equal. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Ivana Massetti, writer, director, producer at IM From Mars Films, founder and CEO of Women Occupy Hollywood. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Barbara Ann O’Leary, filmmaker, activist, founder of #DirectedbyWomen. Morgantown, Indiana, United States.

Barbara Winslow, professor emerita at Brooklyn College, founder and director emerita of The Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism. Brooklyn, New York, United States.

 

Additionally Signed by 

Antonieta Aagaard, computer engineer, programmer. Caracas, Venezuela.

Gowri Abhinanda, policy director of Generation Ratify Florida. Weston, Florida, United States.

Lexi Abrams, State Co-Lead for Generation Ratify New Jersey. Millburn, New Jersey, United States.

Liz Abzug, activist, lawyer, executive director at the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, Hunter College. New York, New York, United States.

Denise M. Acevedo, educator, animal rights activist, writer, K-12 literacy activist, parent. Lansing, Michigan, United States.

Leslie Acoca, president of the National Girls Health and Justice Institute. Kentfield, California, United States.

Margie Adam, singer-songwriter, integrative counselor. Berkeley, California, United States.

Beth Ellen Adubato, associate professor of criminal justice at Saint Peter’s University, founder and executive director of the LINDA Organization. Jersey City, New Jersey, United States.

Eliza Agudelo, actress, writer, director, producer, consultant. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Bahareh Alaei, experimental filmmaker, assistant professor of English at Mt. San Jacinto College. Whittier, California, United States.

Linda Allen, director of Outreach of the Shenandoah County Democratic Committee, retired middle school math teacher. Toms Brook, Virginia, United States.

Martha Allen, journalist, documentary filmmaker. Barcelona, Spain.

Martha Leslie Allen, director of the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press. Washington, DC, United States.

Mimi Anagli, filmmaker, staff writer for agnès films. Walled Lake, Michigan, United States.

Mckee Anderson, actress, documentary filmmaker, licensed psychotherapist. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Carolyn Anthony, owner and president of Anthony & Associates, Ltd. Personal Talent Management. New York, New York, United States.

Leah Applebaum, producer, writer, actor, MFA in Creative Producing from University of California. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Olivia Applegate, actress, singer, producer, director. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Xan Aranda, showrunner, executive producer, director, writer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Stephanie Arapian, filmmaker. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Michelle R. Armstrong, management and program analyst. Alexandria, Virginia, United States.

Peter Arpesella, actor, writer, director. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Deborah Attoinese, director, producer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

John Axness, film editor. Culver City, California, United States.

Kathryn Axness, screenwriter. Culver City, California, United States.

Pat Bakalian, lifelong feminist activist. Santa Rosa, California, United States.

Megan Baldrige, retired teacher, poet. Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

Caitriona Balfe, actor. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Carolyn Bankston, psychoanalytical psychotherapist. Winterpark, Florida, United States.

Melissa Barnett, teacher, victims’ advocate, activist at Mothers of Lost Children. Santa Rosa, California, United States.

Adam W. Barney, marketing at Akamai Technologies. Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Heidi Basch-Harod, executive director at Women’s Voices Now. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Tina Bastajian, media artist, researcher, educator. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Judy Beardsall, fine wine advisor. St. Paul, Minnesota, United States.

Jolinda Beck, actor, caregiver. Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

Sienna Beckman, producer at Emergence Films. London, United Kingdom.

Christopher Behlau, filmmaker. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Tessa Bell, writer, director, managing partner of Wild Flower Films, LLC. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Kae Bender, writer, yoga teacher. Lancaster, California, United States.

Claire Bennet, freelance copywriter. Bennington, Vermont, United States.

Suzanne Benton, feminist activist artist. Ridefield, Connecticut and St. Petersburg, Florida, United States.

Janet Bergstrom, film historian, university professor of Cinema and Media Studies at University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Janet L. Berry, retired financial consultant, feminist freelance writer, public speaker, ERA activist. Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

Wendy Bevan, musician. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Iram Parveen Bilal, activist, filmmaker, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Chantal Bilodeau, playwright, founder and artistic director of The Arctic Cycle. New York, New York, United States.

Kate Birdsall, author, editor, professor. Lansing, Michigan, United States.

Tony Blake, TV writer, executive producer. Woodland Hills, California, United States.

David Blanchard, actor. New York, New York, United States.

Margaret Blanchard, writer, artist, teacher. Rural Vermont, United States.

Elizabeth Block, writer, filmmaker, producer. San Francisco, California, United States.

Heidi Bodanske, system operator. Mount Jackson, Virginia, United States.

Heather Booth, organizer. Washington, DC, United States.

Lizzie Borden, director, writer, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Carol A. Bouldin, women’s rights activist. Yucaipa, California, United States.

Adelaide Bourbon, fashion designer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Denise Bostrom, screenwriter, story editor, screenwriting instructor. Oakland, California, United States.

Kristin Bowler, artist, designer, mother. Suffern, New York, United States.

Nathaniel Bowler, writer, cinematographer at Sabana Grande Productions. East Lansing, Michigan, United States.

Anna Bradley, minister and community servant. South Chesterfield, Virginia, United States.

Nika Braun, director, editor, producer. Curitiba, Brazil.

Anne Bray, artist, director of LA Freewaves. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Bonita Brisker, actress, writer, director, producer, co-founder of Agri Smart, Inc. Washington, DC and Los Angeles, California, United States.

Erin Broadhurst, television writer, producer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Marlene Brown, activist, environmentalist, electrical engineer, systems engineer. Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

Jan Shuyler Buitron, doctor of computer science in cybersecurity. Boulder, Colorado, United States.

Linda J. Burton, retired cartographer. Rockford, Illinois, United States.

Cheryl Caesar, poet, associate professor of writing at Michigan State University. East Lansing, Michigan, United States.

Bruce Callow, retired ironworker. Livonia, Michigan, United States.

James F. Callow, retired, women’s rights supporter. Arlington, Virginia, United States.

Laura Callow, special education teacher. Seattle, Washington, United States.

Laura Carter Callow, past chair of Michigan ERAmerica. Canton, Michigan, United States.

Teresa Camarillo, retired health care administrator. Oak View, California, United States.

Julia Campanelli, executive producer at Shelter Film, writer, director, producer. New York, New York, United States.

Jillian Cantwell, writer, director. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Natasha Cantwell, artist, director. Melbourne, Australia.

Paula J. Caplan, playwright, director, actor, documentary filmmaker, activist, associate at Harvard University’s Du Bois Institute’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, honoree at Veteran Feminists of America, co-chair of Activism Caucus at the Association for Women in Psychology. Rockville, Maryland, United States.

Elicia Castal, creative director, artist, author. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Rene L. Castle, computer scientist. Hayward, California, United States.

Ania Catherine, artist, director. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Felicia Barlow Clar, event and video producer, writer, founder and administrator of Women in Film/Video, Entertainment & the Arts Facebook group. Annapolis, Maryland, United States.

Sarah Clark, communications professional, writer. Northville, Michigan, United States.

Genevieve Cleary, theatre producer. New York, New York, United States.

Helena Christensen, Supermodel. New York, New York, United States.

Anna Marie Ciarrocchi, retired clinical social worker. Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Julia Clancey, fashion and costume designer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Katherine Cleland, Zonta USA advocate, chair of the American Association of University Women Seattle Public Policy. Seattle, Washington, United States.

Pat Cochran, president of the League of Women Voters, Charlottesville Area, Virginia. Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.

Nikila Cole, writer, producer, director. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Allison Burns Cooper, designer, makeup artist. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Cynthia L. Cooper, playwright, journalist, author. New York, New York, United States.

Alison Cornyn, artist, professor, creative director. Brooklyn, New York, United States.

Joyce Corrington, head writer for television series, former co-executive producer The Real World. New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Hannah Countryman, web and visual designer for agnès films, user experience designer for University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

Rebecca Courtney, artist, teacher, writer, arts advocate. Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States.

Rennea Couttenye, writer, director, producer, educator at Pomegranate Media. San Francisco, California, United States.

Emilia Couture, outreach co-director for Generation Ratify. Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.

Rosie Couture, executive director of Generation Ratify. Arlington, Virginia, United States.

Amy Cowart, educator, artist, mother of eight diverse young adults. Tijeras, New Mexico, United States.

Aleka Cowin, retired set decorator, art teacher, artist, storyteller, poet, mother of two grown daughters. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Sylvia Ramos Cruz, writer, women’s rights activist, chair of the ERA Task Force Albuquerque-NOW. Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

Sondra Currie, actor, producer, lifetime member of the Actors Studio, co-executive at AJL Productions, Inc. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Cere Davis, artist, scientist, engineer, architect. Berkeley, California, United States.

Eileen Davis, registered nurse advocate, VaRatifyERA.org. Richmond, Virginia, United States.

Timothy Davis, actor, writer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Julie Dash, producer, writer, director. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Max Dashu, founder of Suppressed Histories Archives: Global Women’s History. Richmond, California, United States.

Jennifer Dean, editor, actor, director, producer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Karol Dean, psychology professor, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Aurora University. Downers Grove, Illinois, United States.

Emanuela Del Zompo, writer, journalist, actress, filmmaker, producer. Roma, Italy.

Lea Diaz, professor of Law at New York University. New York, New York, United States.

Page Dougherty Delano, poet, educator at City University of New York. New York, New York, United States.

Cecile Delepiere, actor, writer, film director at Dollkillerfilms. New York, New York, United States.

Francis DellaVecchia, director of operations at Isold Film and TV Fund. Santa Monica, California, United States.

Elizabeth Devine, writer, actor, filmmaker. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Joan Ditzion, founder of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, co-author of all nine editions of Our Bodies, Ourselves. Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

Frances Doel, writer, script consultant, formerly creative executive at Orion, Disney, TriStar, co-producer Starship Troopers, story editor, writer, head of script development at Roger Corman’s New World Pictures. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Tonya Donovan, creator of Lighter Path. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Wendy Robinson Dragon, psychologist, faculty member. Columbus, Ohio, United States.

Skip Drumm, social worker, community activist. Somerset, New Jersey. United States.

Ellen Carol DuBois, distinguished research history professor at University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Dennis Dunnum, retired teacher, non-profit administrator. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, United States.

Michele M. Dupey, public relations professional, librarian. Bayonne, New Jersey, United States.

Brie Eley, actor, producer, writer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Megan Elias, managing editor of agnès films, content editor of Sherlockian.net. Macomb, Michigan, United States.

Reed Ellis, corporate recruiter at Mendix. Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Taylor Ellis, director at Wayfair. Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Cornelia Emerson, arts and humanities consultant. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Arlene Encell, retired costume designer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

John Erickson, president of Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Hollywood NOW). Los Angeles, California, United States.

Caryl Esteves, retired education administrator. Los Alamos, California, United States.

Jodie Evans, co-founder CODEPINK, documentary film producer. Venice, California, United States.

Karen Everett, owner of New Doc Editing, LLC., filmmaker. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Rachel Scott Everett, co-founder and creative director at Evergib. Richmond, Virginia, United States.

Francesca Fanti, actor, writer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Noreen Farrell, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates, chair of the Stronger California Women’s Economic Security Campaign, chair of the Equal Pay Today Campaign. San Francisco, California, United States.

Jordan Fassina, actress, writer, filmmaker, activist. Tasmania, Australia ,New York, New York, United States.

Deborah L. Fazenbaker, community service representative, mother. Kingsville, Ohio, United States.

Rachel Feldman, director and writer of LILLY, a dramatic feature film based on the life of fair pay activist Lilly Ledbetter. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Gloria Feldt, co-founder and president of Take The Lead, author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power. Scottsdale, Arizona and New York, New York, United States.

Jan Ferrari, retired educational psychology and early childhood professor. Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States.

Catherine Fletcher, writer, editor. Norfolk, Virginia, United States.

Clare Fields-Flood, actress. Santa Monica, California, United States.

Meredith Finch, founder of Nevertheless Film Festival. New York, New York, United States.

Dagmar Fink, literary and cultural critic, university lecturer, translator. Vienna, Austria.

Sylvia Fink, co-president of the American Association of University Administrators, New Mexico. Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

Todd Allen Fischer, teacher. Heavener, Oklahoma, United States.

Emma Fleming, fashion designer, acting coach. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Lisa Fleming, VAratifyERA, Moseley, Virginia, United States.

Sabaah Folayan, filmmaker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Bonnie Foster, director, writer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Kay Foster, retired marketing manager, theatre producer. North Hollywood, California, United States.

Betty Folliard, former Minnesota state legislator, founder of ERA Minnesota. Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States.

Dana Fox, midwife. Fort Bragg, California, United States.

Allison Fradkin, playwright, literary manager, actress. Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Laurie Frank, screenwriter. Tarzana, California, United States.

Jan Frazee, reproductive health nurse practitioner, ERA activist. Traverse City, Michigan, United States.

Jay Frazier, retired. Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

Su Friedrich, filmmaker, professor of Film Studies at Princeton University. Brooklyn, New York, United States.

Sonja Fritzsche, associate dean of the College of Arts and Letters and professor at Michigan State University. Lansing, Michigan, United States.

Natalia Machado Fuenmayor, film and television producer. Madrid, Spain.

Paris Gallagher, writer, filmmaker, actress. Macomb, Michigan, United States.

Joya P. Gallasch, writer, transformational teacher, self-love activist. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Ashley Gandy, activist for women’s rights, writer. Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States.

Mary H. Garcia, professor at Washington State University, mother. Fort Collins, Colorado, United States.

Taryn Garcia, head chef. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Judith Kegan Gardiner, professor emerita at University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Penny Gardner, professor emerita of writing at Michigan State University. Lansing, United States.

Keith Garvey, art director. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Tracy Gary, philanthropic and legacy advisor. Tiburon, California, United States.

Ellen Garza, retired union organizer. Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Meghan Gates, creative director at Ciceron. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Cheri Gaulke, artist, filmmaker. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Ellen Gerstein, actor, writer, filmmaker. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Charlotte Gibson, president of Charlottesville NOW (National Organization for Women). Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.

Dee Dee Giese, women’s and children’s rights advocate, environmental advocate, energy consultant, political chair. Wooster, Ohio, United States.

Maria Giese, director, writer, founder of Women Directors In Hollywood, co-founder of Women’s Media Summit. Los Angeles, California and New York, New York, United States.

Vickie Gill, author, retired teacher. Los Alamos, California, United States.

Sheryl Glubok, writer, director, producer. Denver, Colorado, United States.

Alexandra Goodman, leasing manager. Brooklyn, New York, United States.

Alex Goodwin, real estate. New York, New York, United States.

Kimberly Green, actress, creator of Barre Fit. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Linda Green, educator. Stockton, California, United States.

David Greene, styling manager at Farfetch. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Gayle Griffin, retired clinical psychologist. Haltom City, Texas, United States.

Pamela Guest, actor, producer, writer, activist, lifetime member of the Actor’s Studio. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Margaret Morganroth Gullette, resident scholar at Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. Waltham, Massachusetts, United States.

Diane Gurman, public librarian. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Skylar Gwynn, artist. Hayesville, North Carolina, United States.

Douglas P. Haffer, immigration attorney. Oakland, California, United States.

Shawn Hall, visual artist, educator, citizen, environmental activist. New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Elin Hampton, writer, director, actor. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Ali Handal, recording artist, co-founder of music licensing company Triple Scoop Music. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Kelly Harrington, vice president of Global Brand Marketing. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Karin Haupstein, artist. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States.

Kristen Havens, writer. Culver City, California, United States.

Bonnie Haynes, retired news producer, widowed to General Fred Haynes. New York, New York, United States.

Kara Headley, filmmaker, social media specialist and staff writer at agnès films. Macomb, Michigan, United States.

Lauren Hearter, mental health counselor. Rochester, New York, United States.

Lil Heiland, retired manager, supervisor. Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

Caroline Heldman, professor of politics at Occidental College, media commentator, writer, activist. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Margaret Heldring, psychologist, founder of Grandmothers Against Gun Violence. Seattle, Washington, United States.

MariaCristina Heller, actor, comedian, TV host. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Cristina Carrasco Hernández, film editor. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Lauren Herrel, casting director, producer, activist. West Hollywood, California, United States.

Jonathan P. Higgins, writer, speaker, educator. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Ally Hilfiger, writer, artist. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Tommy Hilfiger, designer. New York, New York, United States.

Brenda Hill, senior programmer analyst. Richmond, Virginia, United States.

Sharon J. Hill, national ERA advocate, co-host of national ERA educational program The Call, civil and voting rights activist, strategist, media, public relations, radio and TV host. Powder Springs, Georgia, United States.

Tracey Hinkley, actor, writer, director. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Allie Hirsch, documentary television producer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Anne Stokes Hochberg, retired executive assistant. Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States.

Ann Hoffman, member of the National Writers Union. Washington, DC, United States.

Kobby Hoffman, longtime ERA and women’s rights activist, National Organization for Women (NOW) board member, Charlottesville NOW Chapter board member. Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.

Lacy K. Hollings, writer, activist. Dunedin, Florida, United States.

Prudence Wright Homes, actor, playwright. New York, New York, United States.

Heidi Honeycutt, film programmer, journalist, film distribution executive. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Ted Hope, head of film at Amazon Studios. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Vanessa Hope, co-founder of Double Hope Films, writer, director, producer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Heidi Hornbacher, writer, director, instructor. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Kati Hornung, campaign coordinator for VAratifyERA. Richmond, Virginia, United States.

Carla M. Horwitz, education studies faculty at Yale University. New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

Kathryn Houghton, writer, editor, academic specialist at Michigan State University. East Lansing, Michigan, United States.

Holly Huddle, ERA advocate. Woodstock, Virginia, United States

Caryn Hunt, filmmaker. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Eva Husson, writer, director. New York, New York, United States.

Louise Hutt, filmmaker, digital strategist. Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand.

Rachel Iga, owner of De Iga Design, mother, wife, ERA activist. Powhatan, Virginia, United States.

Ally Iseman, actor, writer, producer, member of SAG-AFTRA and Women In Film. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Stephanie Jabri, editor, motion graphics, post coordinator. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Karen Folger Jacobs, author, consultant. Berkeley, California, United States.

Bryan Jackson, actor, music, composer. New York, New York, United States.

Georgia Jagger, model, owner of Bleach London. Los Angeles, California, United States and London, England.

Jade Jagger, jewelry and clothes designer. London, England.

James Jagger, actor, musician. London, England and Los Angeles, California, United States.

Karis Jagger, assistant director. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Lizzy Jagger, model, activist, Team Equal Means Equal. Los Angeles, California, United States and London, England.

Mick Jagger, musician, film producer, actor. London, England.

Triana Arnold James, president of Georgia NOW, founder of The Susan Jolley Awareness Program, veteran of the U.S. Army, candidate for State Senate Georgia. Marietta, Georgia, United States.

Stacy Jarboe, mechanical engineer, ERA activist since 1985. Takoma Park, Maryland, United States.

Daniela Jauk, feminist sociologist, activist, artist, assistant professor at The University of Akron. Akron, Ohio, United States.

Ingrid Jean-Baptiste, actor, producer, co-founder of the Chelsea Film Festival. New York, New York, United States.

Sonia Jean-Baptiste, actor, co-founder and CEO of the Chelsea Film Festival. New York, New York, United States.

Carol Jenkins, co-president and CEO of The ERA Coalition. New York, New York, United States.

Naomi McDougall Jones, writer, actress, producer, author, speaker. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Timothy Johnson, human. Cedar, Michigan, United States.

Peter Johnston, filmmaker, educator. Okemos, Michigan, United States.

Tracy Jones, behavioral interventionist. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Holly Taggart Joseph, ERA supporter. Bethesda, Maryland, United States.

MaryBeth Joyce-Brown, graphic designer, illustrator, mother of three daughters. West Orange, New Jersey, United States.

Gail Julian, clinical medical herbalist. Forestville, California, United States.

Teresa Jusino, writer, producer, founder of Pomonok Entertainment. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Lea Kadish, founder of Leading Events. New York, New York, United States.

Clara Kahle, retired higher education administrator, faculty. Manistee, Michigan, United States.

Jessica Anne Kantor, writer, director, producer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Trisha Keith, civil engineer. Irvine, California, United States.

Jonathan Kellam, theatre director, performer, teaching artist. Los Angeles, California, United States and Arezzo, Italy.

Janice “Jai” Kenyatta-Anderson, artist, retired educator. Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Jenny Kotora-Lynch, communications coordinator for the League of Women Voters of Wake County. Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

Alexis Krasilovsky, writer, director of Women Behind the Camera, professor of screenwriting at California State University, Northridge. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Chana Kraus-Friedberg, poet, librarian. Lansing, Michigan, United States.

Cathy Kaelin, co-director of ERA Action. Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.

Elizabeth Kendall, professor of Literary Studies at the New School for Social Research. New York, New York, United States.

Marlene Kenney, trauma therapist. Needham, Massachusetts, United States.

Gurukarm K. Khalsa, email marketing specialist, non-profit marketing. Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Katy Kincade, costume maker. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Wendy King, regional director of health and performance at HUB International. New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Sharon Kelly Kirch, account manager, ERA Advocate. Chantilly, Virginia, United States.

Sue Klein, president of Washington Cable Systems, education equity director of the Feminist Majority Foundation. Washington, DC, United States.

LaDona Knigge, professor and department chair at California State University, Chico. Chico, California, United States.

Nina Kraut, domestic and international human rights lawyer specializing in free expression. Washington, DC, United States.

Kathleen Kuiper, retired encyclopedia editor. Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Demie Kurz, sociologist, former co-director of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Judy Jean Kwon, creator, comedian, writer, digital artist, mom. Venice, California, United States.

Bonnie Lenore Kyburz, actor, Writing & Rhetoric professional, university professor, editorial board of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Naperville, Illinois, United States.

Marilyn Laatsch, educator, activist. Muir Beach, California, United States.

Man-Lai, event planner. New York, New York, United States.

Gayle Lauradunn, poet, essayist, activist since 1960s. Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

Miriam Laurence, acting coach. Toronto, Canada.

Lisa Laskaridis, public information officer. New York, New York, United States.

Susan Bramlet Lavin, executive director of Illinois NOW. Springfield, Illinois, United States.

Dianne R. Layden, college professor, writer. Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

Ruth Lazar, fashion stylist. New York, New York, United States.

Susan Lea, lawyer, entertainment work, including MTV. Studio City, California, United States.

Todd Lee, executive vice president at Urban Visions, developer. Seattle, Washington, United States.

Ambika Leigh, producer, director, editor, advocate. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Sidney Lee Leslie, grandfather. St. Simons, Georgia, United States.

Cynthia Levin, stand-up comic, actress, writer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Ken Levine, writer, director. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Matthew Levine, songwriter, composer. Newport Beach, California, United States.

Yvonne J. Lewis, retired speech and language pathologist. Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States.

Christine Lin, actor, engineering consultant. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Robert Thomas Hayes Link, attorney. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Angela LoMenzo, writer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Christopher P. Long, professor and dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University. Okemos, Michigan, United States.

Mandy Looney, director of Detroit SheTown Film Festival. Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Cynthia Lopez, executive director at New York Women in Film & Television. New York, New York, United States.

Jorge A. Lopez, musician, teacher. Lakewood, Colorado, United States.

Kay Lopez, producer, writer, actress. Los Angeles, California and New York, New York, United States.

Katharine Auchincloss Lorr, retired federal employee. Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.

Judy Lotas, co-president of the League of Women Voters. Dare, North Carolina, United States.

Sharol Lovett, National Organization for Women Williamson County Texas Task Force. Leander, Texas, United States.

Sheila Lowe, author. Ventura, California, United States.

Li Lu, writer, director, activist. Pasadena, California, United States.

Daniela Lucato, filmmaker, writer. Berlin, Germany.

Eleanor Lyon, sociologist, former director of the Institute for Violence Prevention & Reduction at University of Connecticut. Mansfield, Connecticut, United States.

Luiza Madejak, model. Brooklyn, New York, United States.

Jefferey Macintyre, shopper. Ojai, California, United States.

Patricia Maloney, retired attorney. Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

Nancy Manahan, writer, retired college English teacher. North Fort Myers, Florida, United States.

Yasmina Mansour, financial director of Generation Ratify. Arlington, Virginia, United States.

Emilia Marcyk, librarian. East Lansing, Michigan, United States.

Lily Mariye, film and television director, writer, actor. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Jeanne Marklin, artist, grandmother. Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States.

Joel Marshall, comedian. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Glynis W. Mason, retired educator and coordinator of parent resource center, community advocate. Norfolk, Virginia, United States.

Laura Massetti, photographer. Rome, Italy.

Ashley Matt, producer, director, writer. Midland, Ontario, Canada.

Andrea Marucci, founder of What Do You Believe podcast. New York, New York, United States.

Monroe Maxwell, script coordinator. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Cherry Fisher May, event producer, community activist, former newspaper and magazine publisher. New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Emily May, co-founder and executive director at Hollaback!. Brooklyn, New York, United States.

So Mayer, writer, film curator, co-founder of Raising Films. London, United Kingdom.

James Maynard, retired computer specialist. Austin, Texas, United States.

Ximena Dominguez Maza, real estate agent. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Madeline McCarren, scientist. Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States.

Amanda McElynn, digital marketing manager. New York, New York, United States.

J. Saylor McELynn, artist. Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States.

Rose McGowan, actor, activist, #metoo survivor. New York, New York, United States.

Susan McGrath, science writer. Corrales, New Mexico, United States.

Tiffany McIntyre, filmmaker, staff writer for agnès films. East Lansing, Michigan, United States.

Douglas McKinney, computer systems engineer, US Navy veteran. Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

Brian McLaughlin, co-president of Producers Guild of America Power of Diversity Master Workshop, producer at Emerald Elephant Entertainment, mentor. Upland, California, United States.

Joyce Meier, associate professor, writing program associate director at Michigan State University. East Lansing Michigan, United States.

Nina Menkes, film director, producer. Venice, California, United States.

Jennifer Metts, environmental consultant, owner of Meridian Energy & Environment, LLC. Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

Michael Alan Meyers, retired. Rockville, Maryland, United States.

Andrea Miller, executive director People Demanding Action, federal ERA three-state lobbyist. Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States.

Sharon Miles, gerontologist, aging life care consultant. Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

Genia Michaela, actor, writer, singer, coach, member of Ensemble Studio Theatre LA, former board member of New Mexico Women in Film and Television, instructor at New York Film Academy LA. Santa Fe, New Mexico and Los Angeles, California, United States.

Stephane Mitchell, screenwriter, co-president of Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network. Geneva, Switzerland.

KJ Mohr, programmer for Maryland Film Festival, Parkway Theatre, professor at George Mason University. Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Ana Lydia Monaco, writer, director, producer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

L. Monck, retired special education teacher. San Diego, California, United States.

Dorinda Moreno, archivist at Cross-Border Alliances, 50th Anniversary Commemorative, Proyecto SinCuenta, Cinema Verité Gr, Women Of The Americas. Santa Maria, California and Salt of the Earth Garfielf/Derry New Mexico, United States.

Helena Morris, massage therapist, singer. Seattle, Washington, United States.

Mhairi Morrison, actor, activist, producer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Sarah Moshman, documentary filmmaker. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Eden Mourad, student. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Jack Mulcahy, actor, producer, New York Local board member of SAG AFTRA, vice-chairman of National Low Budget Film Committee, vice-chairman of SAG indie Film Committee. New York, New York, United States.

Akhila Mullapudi, state lead for Generation Ratify Michigan. Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States.

Jerry Murdoch, model, actress, poet, designer, Team Equal Means Equal. Los Angeles, California and New York, New York, United States.

Rupert Murdoch, chairman of the Fox and News Corporation. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Barbara Murphy, administrative manager at Massachusetts General Hospital. Sharon, Massachusetts, United States.

Edward Murphy, retired firefighter. Natick, Massachusetts, United States.

Luci Murphy, songleader. Washington, DC, United States.

Wendy Murphy, lawyer. New York, New York, United States.

Laurie Nadel, psychotherapist, author. New Hyde Park, New York, United States.

Yolanda Nava, broadcast journalist, author, founder of Comisión Femenil. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Kristi Nedderman, archivist. Dallas, Texas, United States.

Ruth Neff, former vice president of Commercial, Industrial Realtor. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

Sophie Marie Nevin, choreographer, fiction writer. Bennington, Vermont, United States.

Jane D. Newell, retired information technology manager. Richmond, Virginia, United States.

Nathalie Molina Niño, author, entrepreneur, investor, president of O³. New York, New York, United States.

Jesus Nebot, filmmaker. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Brigitte Neufeldt, media artist, curator. Bad Liebenzell, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Lorie Novak, artist, professor in the Department of Photography & Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Brooklyn, New York, United States.

Juli Thompson Odum, small business owner. Farmington, Arkansas, United States.

Kate Fedewa O’Connor, academic specialist at Michigan State University. Okemos, Michigan, United States.

Joella Oldfield, museum director. Tacoma, Washington, United States.

Klaudia Oliver, artist. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

LynneMarie Olson, artist, retired nurse. Vancouver, Washington, United States.

Caryl Owen, technical director, audio engineer. Verona, Wisconsin, United States.

Venita Ozols-Graham, film producer, director. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Pier Pagano, life coach. New York, New York, United States.

Gaye Parise, gardener. Naples, Florida, United States.

Matty Park, member of the League of Women Voters, supporting equal rights for women for over five decades. Ventura, California, United States.

Betsy Patterson, lifelong feminist, member of League of Women Voters, supporting equal rights for women for over five decades. Ventura, California, United States.

Yamira Patterson, state lead for Generation Ratify Florida. Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States.

Patricia J. Pawlak, vice president of film distribution, producer, instructor, author of courses in film distribution. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Brandi Nicole Payne, writer, actor, filmmaker. Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

Carol Lynn Pearson, author. Walnut Creek, California, United States.

Sandra F. Penn, physician, activist, mother, grandmother. Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

Amanda Pérez, filmmaker. Santiago, Chile.

Thistle Pettersen, founding member of Women’s Liberation Radio News (WLRN). Madison, Wisconsin, United States.

Sue Phelps, retired computational scientist. Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

Lucia Pier, script supervisor, producer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

John Pirkis, actor, producer. New York, New York, United States.

Kayden Phoenix, writer, director, founder of Chicana Director’s Initiative. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Kathy Platoni, retired colonel of the US Army, colonel of the State Defense Forces, clinical psychologist. Dayton, Ohio, United States.

Jacqueline Popovic, accessories designer. Miami, Florida, United States.

Ryland Potter, director of business development at WDM Limited USA. Richmond, Virginia, United States.

Allison Powell, producer, actor, director, writer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Marta Pozzan, actor. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Mishel Prada, actor. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Ilene Proctor, public relations professional at International Public Relations. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Kelley Rainwater, writer, executive producer, transformation consultant. Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States.

Sandy Ramirez, psychologist. Portland, Oregon, United States.

Catherine Raphael, actress, writer. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

Rebecca Raymer, writer, filmmaker. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Alysia Reiner, actress, producer, activist, global leadership board member of TIME’S UP. New York, New York and Los Angeles, United States.

Rosylyn Rhee, filmmaker. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Jacqueline Rhodes, filmmaker, professor of rhetoric at Michigan State University, editor of Rhetoric Society Quarterly. East Lansing, Michigan, United States.

Susie Rivo, filmmaker. Somerville, Massachusetts, United States.

Shelly Ro, actor, producer, writer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Maya Rodale, novelist. New York, New York, United States.

Elizabeth Rogers, art historian, curator, poet. New York, New York, United States.

Ewa Rosander, design sales manager at Ethan Allen. New York, New York, United States.

Drew Ann Rosenberg, film director. New York, New York, United States.

Rebecca E. Rosenblum, private practice psychologist, member of the Association for Women in Psychology, coordinator of the Boston Area Trauma Recovery Network. Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Shaina Rosenthal, television producer, theater director. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Alana Roshay, executive administrative assistant. West Hollywood, California, United States.

Stephanie Rothman, writer, director. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Meridel Rubenstein, environmental artist, photographer. Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States, El Chibaish S. Iraq, and Norrkoping, Sweden.

Michael Ruotolo, actor. New York, New York, United States.

Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, resident scholar at the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center. Brookline, Massachusetts, United States.

Ana Lucía Salamanca, actress, writer, filmmaker. Caracas, Venezuela.

Lisa A. Sales, government consultant and domestic and sexual violence advocate. Washington, DC, United States.

Jill Sassone, registered nurse. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Sue Sattel, retired gender equity specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education. Roseville, Minnesota, United States.

Daria Savishkina, actress, model. New York, New York, United States.

Kathryn Scarbrough, professor at State University of New York, Geneseo. East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States.

Lee Scharf, retired mediator-practitioner, scholar. Woodstock, Virginia, United States.

Sophie Schmidt, assistant editor of agnès films. Grand Haven, Michigan, United States.

Judith Scheuer, educator, co-producer of Equal Means Equal. Montclair, New Jersey, United States.

George Scurlock, retired educator. Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States.

Sarah Schwitzman, agent at CAA Film Finance & Sales Group. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Alexander Seiler, video director. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Sarah Sellman, television writer, filmmaker. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Jen Senko, documentarian filmmaker, activist, writer. New York, New York, United, States.

Tiffany Shlain, documentary filmmaker, author, activist. San Francisco, California, United States.

Geradine Simkins, nurse-midwife, writer. Maple City, Michigan, United States.

Jan Simpson, retired writing tutor. New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

Harry Shifman, theatre director, retired acting teacher at Fiorello LaGuardia High School for the Arts. New York, New York, United States.

Sharon L. Siegel, marriage and family therapist. Palm Springs, California, United States.

Karen Skloss, filmmaker. Austin, Texas, United States.

Judith E. Smith, historian, professor of American Studies at University of Massachusetts, Boston. Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah Adina Smith, writer, director. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Elaine Soloway, writer. Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Monique Sorgen, writer, director, producer, instructor. Santa Monica, California, United States.

Pat Spearman, Nevada State Senator, ordained minister at The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, veteran. North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Valerie Sperling, professor of Political Science at Clark University. Arlington, Massachusetts, United States.

Jenny Sperry, financial advisor. Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.

Jon Sperry, actor, dialect and acting coach. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Leonard M. Sperry, Jr., timpanist, former California Deputy Attorney General. San Francisco, California, United States.

Paul Sperry, singer, teacher. New York, New York, United States.

Maxi Spisak, head and makeup artists, makeup department head, stylist, CEO at Make-Up Artists on Wheels Inc., SAG-AFTRA. Cleveland, Atlanta and Los Angeles, United States.

Caitlan Spronk, co-founder of agnès films, software engineer. Lansing, Michigan, United States.

Caroline Stack, director, voice-over artist, post producer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Camilla Staerk, interior designer, fashion designer. New York, New York, United States.

Sue Stemp, fashion designer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Bonnie R. Strickland, former president of the American Psychological Association. Amherst, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarabeth Stroller, actress, model, activist, Team Equal Means Equal. Los Angeles, California and New York, New York, United States.

Jan Strout, president of Montana Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). Bozeman, Montana, United States.

Julie Suk, author, legal scholar, professor of sociology and political science at The City University of New York’s Graduate Center. New York, New York, United States.

Bernadette Sullivan, actress, teacher. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Ladd Sullivan, playwright. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Moira Sullivan, film scholar, professor at City College of San Francisco, staff writer for agnès films, FIPRESCI, GALECA, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, founder of Maya Deren Forum. San Francisco, California, United States.

Terese Svoboda, writer, videomaker. New York, New York, United States.

Jean M. Sweeney, attorney, ERA activist for the Three-State Strategy since 2014. Darien, Connecticut, United States.

Katie Sweeney, actor, activist, mother. Wilmington, Delaware, United States.

Keith Szarabajka, actor, playwright, theater director, producer, co-artistic director Ensemble Studio Theatre-The Los Angeles Project. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Jayne Taini, actor, director. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Ritwik Tati, member of National Policy/Political Action Committee of Generation Ratify. Haddon Heights, New Jersey, United States.

Ariel Teal, filmmaker, educator. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

Kasey Terrill, activist, VAratifyERA, National Woman’s Political Caucus, Virginia chapter. Moseley, Virginia, United States.

Diana Tittle, magazine writer and editor, author, book publishing consultant. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, United States.

Emily Tomeu, women’s rights activist, senior construction manager. New York, New York, United States.

Megan Tracy, associate professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at James Madison University. Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.

Marni L. B. Troop, writer, story coach, educator, federal grant coordinator for the State of

Vermont Agency of Education. Randolph, Vermont, United States.

Spencer Tunick, artist, photographer. Suffern, New York, United States.

Susan Tureen, artist. Portland, Maine, United States.

Heather L. Tyler, actor, producer, writer, choreographer, fitness professional, mom. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Johnny Valley, tennis coach. Austin, Texas, United States.

Karina Van Ron, musician, actor, writer, filmmaker. Palm Springs, California, United States.

Eileen VanWie, educator, women’s rights activist. Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States.

Liz Vap, Mick Rock publicist and creative director at Feral Cat Productions. New York, New York, United States.

Patricia Vidal Delgado, writer, director. Venice, California, United States.

Tobe Levin von Gleichen, professor emerita University of Maryland Global Campus and associate at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Francesca Vuillemin, public relations consultant, board member at @gc4women. New York, New York, United States.

Jennifer Wagner, market intelligence director. Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

Judith Walgren, artist, curator, writer, executive producer, professor of practice in Photojournalism and New Media at Michigan State University. Williamston, Michigan, United States.

Elsie Walker, retired president of The Mountain Institute. Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States.

Karen Ware, trustee of the Leafglen Foundation. Potomac, Maryland, United States.

Gina Washington, visual artist, curator, mother, entrepreneur, activist, teacher. Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

Matilda Washington, artist, filmmaker, student, influencer. Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

Laura Day Webb, recruiter, co-founder of La Doyenne fashion brand. New York, New York, United States.

Andrea Weber, vice president and director of operations at Fidelity National Financial, mother, wife, lifelong feminist. Powhatan, Virginia, United States.

Eastan Weber, age 12, student, ERA activist. Powhatan, Virginia, United States.

Erika Weber, acupuncturist. New York, New York, United States.

Eileen Weitzman, attorney. New York, New York, United States.

Eleanor Wells, independent writer, filmmaker. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

Martha Wheelock, documentary filmmaker, executive director, founder Wild West Women, Inc. Studio City, California, United States.

Mindi White, writer, script consultant. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Mynxii White, photographer. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Natalie White, artist, activist, vice president of Equal Means Equal. New York, New York, United States.

Robin Whitley, parent, ERA advocate, community servant. Suffolk, Virginia, United States. 

Laura B. Whitmore, journalist at Parade.com, singer songwriter, vice president of marketing at Positive Grid. Onset, Massachusetts, United States.

Joan. V. Wienbrauck, retired teacher, social worker. Ellisville, Missouri, United States.

Dawn Wilcox, founder and executive director of Women Count USA: United States Femicide Database. Plano, Texas, United States.

Nancy Williams, retired non-profit executive. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States.

Sabra Williams, actor, activist, executive director at Creative Acts. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Clare Wilson, graphic designer at WilsonWorks. Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.

Joe Wilson, documentary filmmaker at Qwaves.com. Haleiwa, Hawai’i, United States.

Margaret Wilson, immigration adviser. Washington, DC, United States.

Danielle Winston, writer, director. New York, New York, United States.

Nancy Wolfe, filmmaker, archivist, producer. New York, New York, United States.

Annie Wood, writer, actress, artist. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Jules Wood, fashion editor, activist. Los Angeles, California and New York, New York, United States and London, England.

Claire Wright, CEO at Buddy LLC. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Carolina Yahne, psychologist. Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

Marcia G. Yerman, artist, writer, activist. Bronx, New York, United States.

Emily Yi, state lead for Generation Ratify South Carolina. Simpsonville, South Carolina, United States.

Dey Young, actor, producer, sculptor, mother, lifetime member of Actor’s Studio. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Raymond Xifo, actor. Los Angeles, California, United States.

Mary Zahm, psychology professor. Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

Cecilia Zamora, nonprofit executive director, strategic planning consultant. San Anselmo, California, United States.

Sofía Zita, voice artist, dubbing translator. Caracas, Venezuela.