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STOP Moms for Liberty

The Washington Indivisible Network (WIN) Schools workgroup is learning that the dark-money funded Florida-based group Moms For Liberty is setting up chapters in King, Pierce, Snohomish, and other Washington counties. This group claims to be for “Parents Rights” but are in-fact ANTI-LGBTQ, ANTI-DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion), ANTI-CSE (Comprehensive Sex Education), ANTI-SEL (Social and Emotional Learning), and basically ANTI-public schools.

As election season approaches, voters and donors need to know which candidates’ views align with Moms For Liberty. We need to research if candidates belong to a Moms For Liberty group, or have expressed similar views online or in public comment to school district employees. Voters and donors need to know the facts in order to choose the candidate they feel will best support their public schools.

Filing week for the November election of School Board directors is May 15-19. Although the positions are non-partisan, the candidates often have an affiliation that can be discovered with a little sleuthing. Once candidates have filed we will have a huge need for research into candidates. We can supply researchers with tips on where to look and a list of “red-flags” that would require more digging.

Join the fight by taking 1, 2 or all 3 of the following actions:

Action 1a: Email schools@indivisibleeastside.com if you’d be interested in joining the WIN Schools workgroup and/or being a researcher in late May through mid-August. We need lots of help! Let us know your phone number, city and school district and we’ll be in touch.

Action 1b: Donate to one of the following organizations supporting honesty in education.

Action 1c: Check out and share the amazing resources and actions in Unite Against Book Bans’ Right to Read Day of Action toolkit which includes 1. read a banned book, 2. attend your school or library board meeting, 3. write a letter to your local newspaper or elected official and 4. report censorship.


TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Senators and Representative To Support The Equal Rights Amendment

It is time the Equal Rights Amendment became the law of the land!

Were it not for an arbitrary, unprecedented deadline in the preamble, the Equal Rights Amendment would be the law of the land. House Joint Resolution 25 and Senate Joint Resolution 4 were introduced this year in the U.S. Congress to remove that deadline and affirm that all requirements have been met to be the 28th Amendment.

Please contact your Members of Congress in support of these resolutions to remove barriers for certification of the ERA as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. To date, Reps. Smith (CD9), Strickland (CD10), Newhouse (CD4), and McMorris Rodgers (CD5) have not signed as co-sponsors.

Contact your elected officials:

Sen. Patty Murray | (202) 224-2621Contact Form

Sen. Maria Cantwell | (202) 224-3441Contact Form

Rep. Rick Larsen (CD2) | 202-225-2605Contact Form

Script for Senator Murray and Senator Cantwell:

Dear Senator Murray/Senator Cantwell,
Thank you for co-sponsoring this Senate Joint Resolution 4 which removes the arbitrary deadline for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). I strongly urge you to do everything you can to pass it at this critical time of increasing attacks on women’s reproductive autonomy and discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals.

The Equal Rights Amendment states, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex.” This language would affirm and enshrine gender equality in our Constitution, creating an explicit prohibition against sex discrimination in the nation’s foundational document. Seventy-five percent of Americans support the ERA.

Script for Representative Larsen:

Dear Representative Larsen,
I strongly urge you to do everything you can to pass House Joint Resolution 25, which removes the arbitrary deadline for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

The Equal Rights Amendment states, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex.” This language would affirm and enshrine gender equality in our Constitution, creating an explicit prohibition against sex discrimination in the nation’s foundational document. Seventy-five percent of Americans support the ERA.

Customize your script with additional information:

  • Certification of the ERA is broadly supported. National organizations including League of Women Voters, American Civil Liberties Union, AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers, National Organization for Women, and Planned Parenthood of America are among the more than 300 national, state, and local organizations that actively support passage of the ERA.
  • A 2020 Associated Press poll shows that about three in four Americans support the ERA, the change to the U.S. Constitution to ban discrimination on account of sex. Nearly the same number of Americans, 72%, incorrectly believe men’s and women’s equal rights are guaranteed under the law as part of the Constitution. They are NOT.
  • The Joint Resolutions also have bipartisan Congressional support, and Congress must take action now.


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