Day 3: Making our way through Trenton, New Jersey.

July 11, 2016


Alice Paul Institute 07/12 on the route of the #MarchForERA

Alice Paul Institute 07/12 on the route of the #MarchForERA

Alice Paul, part of the original suffragettes, was one of the major players in the passing of the ERA. After the Suffrage Amendment passed in 1920, Paul said something that still rings true today. Her words were “It is incredible to me that any woman should consider the fight for full equality won. It has just begun” … truer words…



Do you think that the ratification of the ERA will win the fight for equality, or will there be more work past that? #MarchForERA …2 days from the start of the march I am thinking about these things. On the 12th of the month I will be at the Alice Paul Institute along my route from NYC to D.C. I hope you will join me!

WE are raising funds as we go along, left NYC on Friday morning on a wing and a prayer! Please support me, every 10$ donation will help get us to the next town in the 250 mile journey of which I am walking every step! Thank you to all of the enormously generous supporters to date!! I am grateful beyond compare!

To Donate:




OR http://nataliewhiteforequalrights.org

#MarchForERA I am Natalie White, A Member of the ERA Coalition! 





#MarchForERA Day 2: Discussion at Hidden Grounds Coffee in East Brunswick, NJ. Lawrence O’Donnell shares a personal story

#MarchForERA Day 2: Discussion at Hidden Grounds Coffee in East Brunswick, NJ. Lawrence O’Donnell shares a personal story

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During a #MarchForERA discussion at Hidden Grounds Coffee in East Brunswick, NJ last night, Lawrence O’Donnell shared a personal story. Watch below:

#MarchForERA: Lawrence O’Donnell Shares A Personal Story

#MarchForERA . . . 38 Years In The Making

#MarchForERA . . . 38 Years In The Making

National ERA March ’78

#March For ERA ’16

Section 1. Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex.

  • May 1976, the National Organization of Women (NOW) brought 16,000 supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment (E.R.A.) to march in Washington.
  • 1977, 4,000 people marched down Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • 1978, NOW organized over 100,000 people to march on Washington.

This March for Equality was the largest in feminist history to date. Marchers struggled through 95 degree heat to hear NOW President Smeal and other leaders speak on behalf of the ERA. Women from diverse backgrounds marched in a sea of purple, gold and white banners (reflecting the suffragist colors), to press for an extension of the time limit on ratifying the ERA — which they won.

  • 1982 The ERA was defeated — three states short of ratification.

The ERA has been re-introduced in Congress every year since 1985. NOW did not organize another major march until the

  • 1986 March for Women’s Lives, when over 120,000 women and men demonstrated in Washington, D.C. for abortion rights continued in the years to come with the second …
  • 1992 March for Women’s Lives.

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#MarchForERA Kickoff & Press Conference @ Liberty State Park

#MarchForERA Kickoff & Press Conference @ Liberty State Park

The first official press conference for #MarchForERA will be held at the historic Liberty State Park, with guest speakers such as

  • Helene de Boissiere-Swanson of Katrina’s Dream
  • Jess Matley of Ellevate
  • Mary Martine of NOW New Jersey.

Katrina’s Dream is an organization that works to promote the full inclusion of women in the church and society. Their website provides an ERA ‘advocacy pack’ of documents to sign and give to elected officialls, calling for the passage of the ERA. The organization was co-founded by Helene de Boissiere Swanson, her late husband William Gaines Swanson and his father George Gaines Swanson. de Boissiere Swanson is a social justice activist and a member of the Episcopalian church, who in 2015 walked through all 15 states that failed to ratify the ERA, before eventually making her way to Washington D.C.

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More info about Helene and her journey can be found here:



Ellevate is a global professional network that specializes in the full engagement of women in the workplace. The Ellevate team is an incredibly dynamic and diverse group of people from all walks of life. Jess Matley, the Member Success Coordinator hails from Australia and recently relocated to Brooklyn to work with Ellevate. Her role involves overseeing customer service operations and managing events at the Ellevate headquarters in New York.

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The National Organization of Women (NOW) is a 501(c) (3) organization devoted to achieving full equality for women through education and litigation. They are represented across 550 chapters in all 50 states. Mary Martine is a representative of the New Jersey chapter of NOW.

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RSVP to the event https://www.facebook.com/events/498013527069814/

Iconic Baldev Duggal – Supporter of #MarchForERA

Iconic Baldev Duggal –      Supporter of #MarchForERA

“When you have a dream,” he explained with a smile that never seemed to leave his face, “you see opportunities everywhere.” That was Baldev Duggal in an interview with Chaker Khazaal (@ChakerKhazaal) for a Huffington Post article. The legend of Mr. Duggal portrays the classic tale of an immigrant with big dreams who turned it into a reality.

Baldev Duggal would dream of moving to America and making more money than President Dwight. D. Eisenhower, who was making over $100,000 per year as he walked down the place of his birth, Jalandhar. With the help of his relatives, Mr. Duggal was able to arrive in the U.S. in 1957 with a one-way ticket, student visa, and $200. When he finally got to the states, he had to cut corners and make deals with neighborhood restaurant owners just to have 1-2 solid meals a day. “When I first arrived in New York,” he [Duggal] says, “I noticed that sometimes, when people used pay-phones, their coins would get stuck in the coin slot. So I went around shaking them. Sometimes I made enough that way to buy myself a 29 cent “early bird” breakfast the next day.” He reminisces fondly on those days – he wasn’t stooping, he was striving. These memories remind him where he came from.

Mr. Duggal was infatuated with photography since childhood when his grandfather gifted him with his first brownie camera. In fact, when he was only able to take one course at Colombia University due to financial constraints, he went with a course in color theory. He worked many jobs because he believed that “exploring is learning,” but he realized that in order for him to achieve his dream, he needs to have his own business. Luckily, he came across a New York print production company looking for free assistance in exchange for space. He used the office space to create “Duggal Color.”

The business grew quickly because of his reputation for quality. Not only was he amazing at what he did, he was an inventor and a visionary. In the 1980s, he saw the potential of technology to revolutionize the graphics industry and invested early in the new markets of digital imaging and electronic re-touching. Eventually, Duggal Color because Duggal Visual Solutions (DVS). DVS became a leading supplier of printing, digital imaging, multimedia, wide format graphics and graphic display services.

Thank you supporting us so generously for the #March for ERA and helping us leave the world a better place.We, the team at Natalie White, White Box NY, Wallplay NY, & sim One, LLC, are deeply sad about the passing of such a positive philanthropic voice in our country. 

He was an iconic dreamer who was filled with pride, optimism, and humanism (Khazaal). Baldev Duggal, thank you for teaching us to dream. 


After achieving his dream of making more money than the president of the United States of America and gaining global recognition, he went on to dream of leaving a better world than the one he came into. 

It may sound cliche but he meant it with all of his heart. Mr. Duggal founded Lumi•Solair in 2008, to foster innovation in the clean tech industry. He wants to help preserve the the planet for future generations so we can achieve our dreams like the way he did.




Sue Fennessy – To Infinity – The 8 App

Sue Fennessy – To Infinity – The 8 App

Sue Fennessy (@FennessySue), a serial entrepreneur and advertising executive, changed the unfair dynamic in social media with her new The 8 App. Before The 8 App, social media platforms were making money from users who create the content. Fennessy doesn’t agree with this dynamic, so she has devised an app to do something about it. 

The goal behind The 8 App is to create a social network based on positivity, empowerment, and social change. It allows users to tell their stories through photo and video, build an audience and monetize their popular content. 

By directly partnering with advertisers, The 8 App enables users to activate advertisement from brands of their choice within their content to generate 80% of the advertising revenue.  In addition, users have the option to pay it forward and donate to causes and charities of the users’ choice. Compared to other social platforms, users can generate greater income and it’s the first social network with a transparent and sustainable business model. 

Making money is The 8 App’s most attractive feature. However, the heart and soul of this social network is to provide a framework for empowering it’s users and to remind people that their voice matters. 

Fennessy said in an interview, “We feel when people are inspired by other creators, and empowered by the commercial part of 8. When you are feeling worthy and making money, and your creativity is being honored, it just feels different.” 

http://on.wsj.com/1wvtSaR – written by Mike Shields (@digitalshields)

Download The 8 App today – https://www.the8app.com

The team at Natalie White For Equal Rights, & sim One, LLC are happy and excited to have this new social media tool at our disposal during the #MarchForERA!