NOW’s Virtual Conference Workshops to Fire Us Up!
Fired Up! Ready to Vote! The Feminist Majority’s and National Organization for Women’s virtual national conference 2020 on Saturday, October 17, will feature a PAC plenary and workshop panel discussions on topics that are on nearly everybody’s mind.
The workshop, Your Voice, Your Vote in the Most Important Election of Lifetime, will bring into focus the most important issues that will drive women voters to the polls. From the prospect of defeating Donald Trump and electing Vice President Joe Biden, to the impact of the badly managed COVID-19 pandemic and tragic loss of lives, to the potential demise of the Affordable Care Act and Roe v. Wade, and massive voter suppression by the Republicans, the discussion will truly get you fired up!
We are getting so close! That’s the wonderful news about the Equal Rights Amendment which will be related by the Virginia legislators who helped bring about the 38th state ratification. Things are moving along with the lawsuit brought by the attorneys general of Nevada, Illinois, and Virginia which demands that the Archivist of the United States certify the ERA as part of the Constitution. A federal judge could be deciding the case very soon. Fingers crossed!
Additionally, the ERA panel offers a special treat with a talk by author Dr. Julie Suk, who has a new book out, We the Women, The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Speaking of the pandemic, our allies from Legal Momentum will explore what is happening with Women’s rights – Before, During, and After the COVID -19 crisis. Another panel discussion by top experts in the field of legal advocacy will assess what needs to be done to assure full equal rights for LGBTQIA+ persons now that we have the ground-breaking decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, GA. Finally, we can become even more knowledgeable about Zoom technology to aid chapter meetings and collaboration in a NOW skills-building presentation. Each workshop is 45 minutes long and viewers can select which workshops they watch at their preferred time during the afternoon.