Representative Murphy Email
There are 124 House districts in South Carolina. Representative Chris Murphy's constituents are located in District 98 (Dorchester County). Since Representative Murphy is chair of the House Judiciary Committee, it is crucial to get his support to move the ERA resolution forward. If he is not your representative (and you are not his constituent), minor modifications can be made to the copy below to send to your own.
Use our Find your Legislator tool to confirm your representative. Check their ERA Status to see if they have signed on as a sponsor.
It's also very important to send a copy of the email to the legislator's assistant. They can be found by calling the legislators office and simply asking for the contact information for their assistant. However, Representative Murphy currently does not have an assistant, so we were told to copy Emma Dean, Chief House Council. We've also included the key legislators who are in support of the ERA and their assistants, to let them know we support their work. And please, cc/bc email@example.com to keep us in the loop.
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Subject: Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment — H 3258
As your constituent, I am asking that you support H 3258, a joint resolution filed by Senator Margie Bright-Matthews and cosponsored by Senator Sandy Senn. This joint resolution responds to federal guidelines for a Constitutional Amendment: The Equal Rights Amendment. It is 24 words that cannot be changed. No money needs allocation and Governor McMaster's signature is not needed.
Equal rights for women must be written securely in the United States Constitution and South Carolina should stand on the right side of history through state ratification of the ERA. Senators Bright-Matthews and Senn have given us that opportunity. As a chair of the House Judiciary Committee, your support is crucial to moving the resolution along. As an attorney, you understand the profound significance of recognizing equality for women in the Constitution.
Please take 1 minute and 53 seconds to listen to a YouTube of Senator Tom Davis' testimony at the March 2020 Senate subcommittee hearing on the ERA. Also please read a letter from the American Bar Association requesting South Carolina's ratification.
May I please know if you will support S 262?
Be sure to add your name, street address and city
Any questions, contact Barbara Fry.