From my Email bag:

OzMud, words I never thought I’d say, but this Republican member of Congress speaks for me:

As the only Republican Congressman at a rally for the Equal Rights Amendment on Thursday, Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) gave women an unexpected piece of advice: Give your money to Democrats.

 “I think these are very precarious times for women, it seems. So many of your rights are under assault,” he told the crowd of mostly women. “I’ll tell you this: Contribute your money to people who speak out on your behalf, because the other side — my side — has a lot of it. And you need to send your own message. You need to remind people that you vote, you matter, and that they can’t succeed without your help.” […]

 “This is a dogfight, it’s a fistfight, and you have all the cards,” he said. “I can only tell you to get out there and use them. Tell the other women, the other 51 percent of the population, to kick in a few of their bucks. Make it matter, get out there, get on TV, advertise, talk about this. The fact that you want [the ERA] is evidence that you deserve it and you need it.”

That Republican is right: it’s time to make Republicans pay at the ballot box for the war on women they are waging across the country.

 At Daily Kos, we have endorsed three of the strongest Democratic women running for Congress you will find anywhere: Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, Darcy Burner in Washington, and Ann McLane Kuster in New Hampshire.

 Please, click here to contribute $5 to their campaigns. We really do hold all the cards, and it’s time we started playing them.

 Keep fighting,

Kaili Joy Gray, Daily Kos

Because it’s April 1st I was skeptical – but  Google directed me to Firedog Lake and Huffington Post, both with the same story so *I think* it could be true. How cool is that!

Here’s the face of my new hero:

 

Also, below the article at HuffPo (link above) there is a series of video clips, each part of an interview with Carole Burnett talking about her part in ERAback in the 1070’s when equal pay for equal jobs didn’t exist in any form at all. You have to sit through an abundance of short commercials, but I for one would sit through fire to hear this incredible woman speak… so what’s a few Cadbury Egg promos!

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