Jack Layton was a Canadian politician who co-founded the White Ribbon Campaign: Working to End Violence Against Women. It now operates in more than sixty countries.
Layton believed so strongly in the cause that in 1992: Layton offered to put his house up as collateral for a loan to provide financial assistance to the White Ribbon Campaign.
WE fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment need to show the same focus and long term investment in the cause for all people in our country. Everyone benefits when women get equal pay. I am happy for the people such as Layton who came before me, allowing me to use the platform I have as an artist to continue to fight for women’s rights.
Recently Random House has put out a book, have a look at the review here …
Hope is Better than Fear, by Various (Random House of Canada, 2011; $6.99);
Also feel free to check out another written memorial. One Spark Remembers
Please DO send me any suggestions you may have for similar voices of feminism.