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Special Showing! Equal Means Equal

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As we sadly know, the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee equal rights for women. Achieving final ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a major priority for the League in 2020. What a fitting way to celebrate the Centennial of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote in 1920.

Our kickoff event to celebrate the Centennial year is the screening of the award-winning documentary film, “Equal Means Equal,” on January 19 and 26, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Guild Cinema. Tickets are $10 each as a donation to finally get the ERA into the Constitution.

  • Tickets will be available at the League luncheon on December 12,
  • through the LWVCNM website using PayPal (which accepts credit and debit cards), or
  • by calling the League office at (505) 884-8441.

To use the online payment option, select the “Equal Means Equal Special Showing” in the page top navigation. (Or click on the link.)

We are co-sponsoring the film screenings with the Albuquerque chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW) and Indivisible Nob Hill.

Why see this film? “Equal Means Equal” documents the continued need for the Equal Rights Amendment and will inspire you to join the fight for full and equal rights for all Americans. It shows how women still have not achieved real equality in many areas of modern life, including the persistent wage gap, job opportunities, protection against violence, and criminal justice issues. Director Kamala Lopez traveled around the U.S. to elicit stories from women about their experiences in facing unequal treatment. Legal and statistical information is also incorporated into the film as evidence of gender discrimination. Ratifying the ERA will put American women’s civil and human rights on a solid foundation, impervious to the winds of political change.