Feb. 20, 2018 – 8:30am to 2:00pm
Arizona State Capitol – 1700 Washington St., Phoenix, AZ
This annual event will be held in our traditional venues, the Historic Senate Chambers and the Historic Supreme Court Chambers on Feb. 20. Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley will be our featured speaker on the introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution for passage by the Arizona Legislature. This amendment has been on hold for almost 30 years, and Rep. Powers is leading an effort in Arizona to secure passage in Arizona this year. That will put the amendment one state vote away from passage.
8:30am to 9:20am, Historic Supreme Court Chambers – Meet and Greet.
AAUW-AZ, leislators, and their staff are invited for coffee and treats.
9:20am. Move to Historic Senate Chambers
9:30 – 11:30am. Guest Speakers
Speaker of the House, J.D. Mesnard – Welcome Remarks
Rep. Pam Power Hanely – Reviving the ERA amendment in the Arizona Legislature
Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita – Women in the Arizona Legislature
11:30am-12:00pm. Discussion: AAUW of Arizona agenda for passing ERA
12:00pm. Lunch on the lawn: food trucks available
1:00pm. Legislative visits / appointments: those who wish may visit their legislators to request that they sign the ERA pledge card(s).