The VAratifyERA Campaign has announced a new date, Thursday, February 14th, for the ERA rally in Richmond, Virginia.

VAratifyERA’s press statement reads:

“To lead the path forward, the VAratifyERA campaign will host a ‘Lead Virginia Forward, One State to 38’ rally next Thursday, February 14th, on the steps of the Virginia State Capitol (1000 Bank Street, Richmond) at 10:30 AM. This Valentine’s Day, let’s join together and declare, ‘Virginia is for equality lovers!’

“The rally will be organized by Shanise Williams, Community Organizer & Founder of the Close Knit Communities Coalition. She states, ‘We cannot allow ourselves to be distracted by the past. The road which has led us to where we are now, with its distractions and obstructions, cannot stop us from moving forward. Today women and men stand together, in solidarity, demanding equality like many before us, but unwilling to patiently wait any longer. History may repeat itself, but this isn’t history, this is HERstory!’

“For more information on the Equal Rights Amendment and Virginia’s campaign, visit To follow the campaign, visit VAratifyERA on Facebook, Twitter and instagram.”

NOW looks forward to seeing you all in Richmond as we take the final steps towards full ratification of the ERA!