Document 13: Iowa Women's Equality Campaign. Pro-ERA Brochure, 1992. Folder: ERA Brochures, etc., Box 1, Iowa Women's Equality Campaign Collection, Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Introduction

       This brochure was produced and distributed by the Iowa Women’s Equality Campaign in 1992.  It also references the fund-raising letter sent out by Christian Coalition leader Pat Robertson. Similar to Document 12 and Document 14 this brochure addresses directly the attacks and motivations of ERA opponents, specifically the radical religious right and the danger of rejecting the state amendment again. The brochure uses the text of the amendment to emphasize the legal implications of the legislation and its potential for eliminating inequality in any state government institutions.

Pat Robertson and the far right have declared war on Iowa women.

Help us fight back, before it's too late.

Pat Robertson claims that feminist backing the Iowa Amendment for equal rights for women have a hidden agenda that:

"encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."

This is what he is using to incite his followers to target Iowa and defeat Amendment . Don't let Robertson and the radical right defeat equal rights for women one more time with these tactics of fearmongering, hatred and bigotry.

Help us register voters and get out the vote on Election Day. To sign up to win equality in Iowa and defeat Pat Robertson, Call the Equality Hotline at 244-4349.

Equality pays

Vote Yes on Equality

Vote Yes on

Amendment

November 3

See other side for complete text of Amendment

 

Add women to
the Iowa Constitution.

Amendment adds the underlined words to Section #1 of Article #1 of the Iowa State Constitution:

Rights of Persons. All men and women are by nature, free and equal, and have certain inalienable rights-among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness. Neither the State nor any of its political subdivisions, shall on the basis of gender, deny or restrict the equality of rights under the law.

Complete text

 

Vote Yes on Equality

Vote Yes on

Amendment

 

Paid for by Iowa Women's Equality Campaign.
313 E. 5th St., Des Moines, IA 50309
515/244-4349 Fax 515/244-9261
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