For Immediate Release: January 7, 2020
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: In case you missed it, the new Virginia legislature kicks off tomorrow with Democrats at the helm for the first time in decades. They are prepared to immediately launch a full scale assault on the Constitution and the basic American liberties it protects. Chief among their priorities will be to attempt revival of the long-expired Equal Rights Amendment. Through crazy PR stunts and underhanded legislative maneuvers, Democrats are ignoring law and precedent to shove through their agenda.
Even today, the Ratify ERA group in Virginia is hosting a (tiny) summit to rev up their base before tomorrow’s opening of the VA General Assembly.
In case you missed our release last week, several Attorneys General have filed suit against a part of this ERA scheme. Read below from our release last week.
Release: Jan. 3, 2020
St. Louis, MO: Just before the Christmas holiday, the Attorneys General of Alabama, Louisiana, and South Dakota filed a federal lawsuit against Archivist of the United States David Ferriero in objection to his leaving open the ratification process for the long-dead Equal Rights Amendment. Phyllis Schlafly Eagles welcomes this well-grounded lawsuit, which comes on the heels of a year-long investigation by our Eagle staff to root out pro-ERA bias in the National Archives and Records Administration.
“Archivist David Ferriero may claim impartiality on ERA ratification, but that’s not even remotely true. This unelected bureaucrat is drenched in the Swamp, and that shouldn’t come as a surprise,” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles president Ed Martin. “When we got word that Ferriero was bragging on Nevada’s alleged ‘ratification’ of ERA, we immediately filed a Freedom of Information Act request to get to the bottom of things.
“Instead of satisfying our straightforward request for documents related to the validity of the Illinois and Nevada ratifications, the National Archives sent Phyllis Schlafly Eagles a string of irrelevant responses, denials, and rejections over the course of many months. Our diligent staff chased down every possible angle, but it appears only a lawsuit from these attorneys general will bring the whole truth to light.
“These brave Attorneys General of Alabama, Louisiana, and South Dakota can rest assured knowing they have the full support of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. Together, we will get to the bottom of pro-ERA trickery at the office of National Archivist David Ferriero.”
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles is the nation’s leading opponent of the falsely named and long-expired “Equal Rights Amendment.” To see a more detailed timeline of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles’ efforts to uncover bias at the office of the National Archivist, please visit our website here.