This week the Virginia House of Delegates Privileges & Elections Subcommittee defeated the outdated and dangerous effort to ratify the so-called Equal Rights Amendment. The Family Foundation celebrates the decision of these brave delegates who saw through the nice-sounding language of equality and recognized the concerning consequences of an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would treat women and men exactly the same.

Delegate Ransone, Subcommittee Chair, has faced fierce backlash for taking her stand against the ERA Watch her speak about her position and experience with oppostion in a speech on the floor of the House of Delegates here.

Delegate Margaret Ransone Speaks on the floor of the House of Delegates on January 22.

Today The Family Foundation was joined by friends from Concerned Women of America, Young Women for America, and Students for Life of America to thank Delegate Ransone and all of the others who voted to defeat the ERA.

We started by delivering hand-made Thank You cards to all of the Delegates and Senators who opposed the ERA this year and in the past.

We started by delivering hand-made Thank You cards to all of the Delegates and Senators who opposed the ERA this year and in the past.

Ladies prayed for Delegate Mark Cole as he continues to be attacked for his position on the ERA.

Ladies prayed for Delegate Mark Cole as he continues to be attacked for his position on the ERA.

A whole crowd gathered in Delegate Kathy Byron’s office to thank her for opposing the ERA

A whole crowd gathered in Delegate Kathy Byron’s office to thank her for opposing the ERA

We line the halls of the Capitol with signs urging lawmakers to oppose the ERA.

We line the halls of the Capitol with signs urging lawmakers to oppose the ERA.

ERA Supporters in the hallway ask about why we could possibly oppose the ERA.

ERA Supporters in the hallway ask about why we could possibly oppose the ERA.

Some of our Supporters gathered in the Gallery to encourage those who voted against the ERA.

Some of our Supporters gathered in the Gallery to encourage those who voted against the ERA.

It was a fantastic day with lots of smiles and great interactions with legislators!

You can use our Citizen Action Link to thank all of the Delegates as well as all of the Senators who have voted against the so-called ERA. Click here to email them today!

If anyone would like to join us in Richmond to meet with their legislators, please let me know. I would be happy to schedule a meeting so that you can meet with, encourage, and pray for your Senator and Delegate. Contact me at sean@familyfoundation.org to schedule a meeting today.