Your Opinion Matters- Really!

By BettyJean Downing

Your Opinion Matters…  Really!

The following research survey has been prepared to gather preliminary information for a non fiction book. We need to gather a good cross section of respondents or  sources we might need to interview somewhere down the road. In this compilation, your opinion matters.

You may remain anonymous, however, contact me if you wish to contribute to the book.

We would like over 250 respondents. Share with friends and help get our book written.

Please take short Survey here:




1776 and The 27th Amendment


TMUBy BettyJean Downing

Have you heard of the 27th Amendment? The idea was born in 1776, it has a long and colorful but sad story, one that has been hotly debated over the course of our history and is revisited decade after decade. Most of my readers have lived through a lifetime of struggle surrounding the pros and cons but where are we now?

Jocelyn Andersen and I are writing a book together about what has taken so long to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. Clearly, The reasons today are not the same as they were in 1776, or even in the 1920’s. Jocelyn is a Conservative Christian. I am an Independent Moderate. And we stand together in support of the Equal Rights Amendment.

In 1776, Abigail Adams wrote to her husband John, “In the new code of laws, remember the ladies and do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands.” John Adams replied, “I cannot but laugh. Depend upon it, we know better than to repeal our masculine systems.”

In 1848, at the first Woman’s Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls, NY. a two-day meeting of 300 women and men to call for justice for women in a society where they were systematically barred from the rights and privileges of citizens, however, the call for justice was the object of much ridicule.

In 1872, Susan B Anthony cast a ballot in the presidential election, citing her citizenship under the 14th Amendment. She was arrested, tried, convicted, and fined $100.

In 1919, the 19th Amendment affirming women’s right to vote ran into stiff opposition from states’-rights advocates, the liquor lobby, business interests against higher wages for women, and a number of women themselves, who believed false claims that the amendment would threaten the family and require more of them than they felt their sex was capable of.

Women finally won the right to vote on August 26th, 1920. The 19th Amendment passed by one vote, cast by the son of an activist who was coerced by his mother to change his mind and support the amendment rather than oppose it.

Thus, mainstream and militant suffragists together finally won the first and, to date, the only, specific written guarantee of women’s equal rights in the Constitution—the 19th Amendment, which declared, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” It had been 72 years from Seneca Falls to victory, and ironically, the most controversial resolution had been written into law first. But many laws and practices in the workplace and in society still perpetuated men’s status as privileged and women’s status as second-class citizens.
The 19th Amendment granted the right of women to vote but fell short, however, of granting women equality under the Constitution.

Alice Paul believed freedom to vote did not grant freedom from sex discrimination. In 1923, she drafted what was to become The Equal Rights Amendment affirming the equal application of the Constitution to all citizens.

In 1940’s, both the Republicans and Democrats added the 1943 draft of the Equal Rights Amendment to their platforms. “Alice Paul rewrote the ERA in 1943 to what is now called the ‘Alice Paul Amendment,’ reflecting the 15th and the 19th Amendments: ‘Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.'”Again, the power structure felt threatened by equality for women.

In 1972, the Equal Rights Amendment passed the House and Senate as the proposed 27th Amendment and was sent to the states for ratification. Three states failed to ratify. It is not to late to ratify this amendment although many would say we have run out of time and must start over. For the purposes here lets go with why we need the ERA.
This writer believes our Constitution needs the following Amendment
“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”

This Amendment is needed as much now, in the 21st century, as it was in the 19th century.
In Alice Paul’s remarks, as she introduced the Equal Rights Amendment in Seneca Falls in 1923, she sounded a call that still carries great poignancy and significance over 80 years later: “If we keep on this way, they will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the 1848 Convention without being much further advanced in equal rights than we are. . . . If we had not concentrated on the Federal Amendment we should be working today for suffrage. . . . We shall not be safe until the principle of equal rights is written into the framework of our government.”

So, as previously stated, Jocelyn Andersen and I are writing a book together in support of passing the Equal Rights Amendment. This idea to write a book was born about eight years ago, and reborn when the Liberal left usurped the ERA for reproductive rights over equal rights. That is this writer’s opinion, and I am open to yours. You can choose to be anonymous or not. But please be a part of the conversation.

Send your thoughts or phone number to me at FreeMeNow1@icloud.comTMU


Patricia Arquette, Jocelyn Andersen and The Majority United

TMUBy BettyJean Downing

A Liberal Hollywood Actress, a Pro-Life Conservative Christian and a Free-Thinking Independent have a major issue in common with a majority of clear thinking women and girls. The Equal Rights Amendments is long overdue!

Actress and activist, Patricia Arquette, is petitioning the House of Representatives to vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. We are short three states to get it done!

Jocelyn Andersen a pro-life, conservative, Christian author of many books explaining her views on Gender, Slavery and the Evangelical Caste System is asking us to join Arquette in this petition.

As the founder of “The Majority United” a non partisan women’s group aimed to bring women together to gain women’s equality and reduce violence against women and children, I join with my Liberal and Conservative sisters to bring ERA to fruition.

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal rights for women. The ERA was originally written by Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman. In 1923, it was introduced in the Congress for the first time.

It reads simply :
Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

Jocelyn Andersen points out Conservatives are concerned and rightly so that Liberals want to include many liberal issues into the equality debate, “The Equal Rights Amendment would have no power, whatsoever, to legislate any issue beyond discrimination based on sex. ” I agree as Andersen further points out “It is the type of rhetoric used by Arquette, linking ERA with “reproductive rights,” and other divisive issues that has hindered Constitutional equality for women by polarizing those who would otherwise unite together with her in support of ERA.”

Here is an olive branch from the Right and Center we are offering to the Left- If you want ERA you will have to meet women where they are — we all deserve to be treated equal under the Constitution in spite of our politics!

Thank you Patricia and Jocelyn for the opportunity to Unite the Majority

Women’s Lives Matter- don’t they?

By: BettyJean Downing

I have many friends spread far and wide across this great country thanks to Hillary Clinton. I have deeply loved and admired each of them for their courage and fortitude. Although we have often disagreed about women’s rights, politics, political party, morals, values, religion, men, terrorism, illegal entry, abortion, refugees, war, peace, taxes, education, race, sexual orientation, same sex marriage.

We agree there is something wrong when we women who hold up more than half: the sky; the workforce; the tax payers; the voters; head of households; college graduates and responsibility for the major decisions that involve household finance and so much more have so little to say regarding the running of our government. And I am stunned that we can’t come together for the sake of the majority but instead settle on minority issues!

In spite of the feminine majority, we only hold 17% of our elected offices leaving us little or no control over our country’s positions and resulting actions. Instead, we are relegated as the subject of an issue. Rather than allowing ourselves to be as diverse as humans are we have allowed ourselves to be corralled into two opposing groups labeled Liberal or Conservative and all sub categories therein. Why?

Men are as diverse on issues as women, yet they have managed to embrace their differences. Unfortunately, we have allowed ourselves to be devalued, in many cases eliminating our views on main issues, narrowing us down to sexual and/or reproductive issues! When we as women stop thinking about what is between our legs, or between their legs, perhaps we will stop trying to outdo one another, pool our unbelievable talents and take our place next to our brothers!

I created “The Majority United” yet the only thing that kept my group from growing and tore us apart is abortion!

I also created “The Majority United Radio” show broadcast 6 hours a week , again the only 2 things that kept my group from growing and tore us apart abortion and gay rights!

Please tell me how a single issue or two affecting a small percentage of the majority should keep the majority of citizens from standing up for a myriad of issues that cover the majority of females from birth to death.

Below is an example of issues that affect a greater number of women than do abortion and gay marriage. You have NOW and other groups for single issues and party issues !

I’m talking about Independent issues – where you are free to pick and choose what you believe on any and every issue rather than tow a party line. “The Majority United” offers women true liberation, the real free choice! Working together we can certainly add to this list!

  1. Equal Rights Amendment equal rights for ALL under the Constitution
  2. Equal Pay for equal work for ALL
  3. Equal representation in our government for the majority
  4. Reform Family Court
  5. Reform Violence Against Women laws
  6. And more
  • In the USA a woman is battered, usually by her husband/partner, every 15 seconds (UN Study on the World’s Women).
  • In the USA a woman is raped every 90 seconds (US Department of Justice).

We have groups marching in the streets, closing down bridges and shopping malls. We have millionaire people of color clamoring for equal representation in acting awards. We have BLM, La Raza, we have LGBT, NOW, ETC. Everyone of them is a lobby for a single or set of specific issues for specific people.

TMU is tailored to females and those who care about them of every race, creed, color and sexual orientation.

Dedicated to Marcia Pappas (former Pres. NOWNY)

There is only one time we pass through this life, we leave a wake behind us that explains where we came from and where we went.
Lovely, that we all crisscross as we come from 360 degrees around this globe , and end at another point having been fortunate enough to have crossed paths and shared some wisdom, love, and a piece of what makes us unique! ~ BettyJean Downing 1-30-16

The Majority United since 2007
W.O.M.E.N. Women Organized Motivated Empowered Nationwide since 2007

The Majority United Women’s Radio

By: BettyJean Downing


PRODUCER and CO-HOST This is an opportunity to learn how a national online radio service works. The Majority United (TMU) Women’s Radio’s call-in program seeks interns interested in women’s rights issues, law, psychology, sociology, criminology and/or communications.  

Internship is offered to students who may acquire required college credit in exchange for an unpaid internship. The internship hours are flexible, but may occasionally, with approved permission and on their own accord, volunteer to assist in promotional appearances and events for outside experience.

Our shows air Mon and Wed. nights 10 PM interns are encouraged to participate however it is not mandatory that they do so.

Responsibilities include researching background material, contacting potential guests and callers for the show, and general administrative and production duties. Knowledge of Power Point is preferred, 

  • do research,
  • work with talent relations
  • book guests
  • set up interviews
  • write interview questions
  • assist in scheduling guests
  • assist in production of promotions,
  • assist in production of shows
  • interact with affiliates.
  • promote via social networking i.e. FaceBook, Twitter and others

The intern may also get the chance to produce their own show!

BettyJean Kling M.S, M. Ed
Founder: The Majority United
Founder: W.O.M.E.N. 
BTR. The Majority United Radio WOMEN Live Nationwide
Mon & Wed 10 pm Eastern
Call-in Number:  ( 347 ) 838-8011
 Free US Now- “A victim’s first scream is for help; a victim’s second scream is for justice.” – Coral Anika Theill

Help: Justice denied Denise should not now be denied Louisa too!

A call to action: Letters for Louisa.

The end is fast approaching and it will soon be too late for sending letters.  Your request must be mailed by January 12th.

Please join us in writing letters to Judge Liliana S. DeAvila-Silebi.  She will be sentencing George Hartwig for his heinous crimes on January 27th, 2012.  Our goal is to have the Judge sentence this beast to the maximum and consecutive sentences, rather than the minimum and concurrent sentences. 

Louisa’s abuser not only pled guilty to all 10 counts, including 2 counts of attempted murder, he then had the audacity to beg for leniency.  He asked for the minimum sentences allowed and to serve them concurrently. Instead of up to 68 years – he wants 10-20. If the Judge takes the time served in the local jail into consideration and the fact that most criminals only serve about 85% of their sentences, he could be out of jail in as little as 5 years!

Please help us stop this outrage, George was never brought to trial or sentenced for what he did to Denise. He was out without bail when he shot her sister. He got away with that Scott free!

Urge the judge to sentence him to serve the maximum time for the 2 most serious crimes he just plead out to, which would be 40 years.  Also, urge the judge to make the sentences consecutive.  If he serves the sentences consecutively he won’t be out for about 30 years.

Louisa will never recover and did not receive any leniency from George Hartwig.  The least we can do for her make sure that George Hartwig doesn’t get leniency either.

If you haven’t read about what happened, please follow this link to story and pictures.

Example letters to help you write yours can be found at the following link:

Please post to your blog and FaceBook pages.

We need hundreds of letters sent in to the Judge.  Please help us let the Judge know, there is an army of women who are not willing to remain victims.  We are important and we are crying out for justice! Louisa, asks for Justice.

Thanking you in advance for your support!

Ending Domestic Violence is not just another cushy Government Job

BettyJean – TMU WOMEN Coalition

Webmaster Needed;  Any volunteers?

Have you noticed whenever a problem exists- our government finds a way to set up a bureaucracy to fill the need. Up goes a new agency, and a machine is created. It’s a political machine;  jobs are filled with cronies and monies is funneled into funding yet another big business with the sole purpose to grow more jobs but itself get little done which was intended in the first place.

I’m not against creating jobs, but ‘do nothing jobs’ at the expense of victims is unconscionable especially when there are thousands of us out there who are working for free to assist victims and are thwarted by these agencies who are putting victims at risk.

I am getting fed up with the salaries of these folks remaining high while there are shrinking funds to actually help victims. Much like charities – the lion’s share of the funds go to running the enterprise rather than to those in need! Enough is enough, I say we expose this exploitation of limited funds at the expense of victims!

Public oversight will stop the exploitation of already limited funds at the expense of victims. A coalition of independent women’s groups have had enough too.

The TMU WOMEN’s Coalition founded the National Domestic Violence Oversight Committee We are a non-partisan volunteer group determined to reform domestic violence and stalking victim resources and public policy so that no victim is left behind.

URGENT: WEBMASTER NEEDED. The purpose of the NDVOC web site is to serve as a forum for survivors to share their experiences and rate victim service providers in the United States. The goal of this site is to hold victim service providers, courts and public safety agencies accountable and to ensure the needs of victims are met.

According to Alexis Moore of Survivors in Action, This is desperately needed. “I still remember like yesterday being turned away and ignored by the DV shelter, National Stalking Resource Center and other national, state and local crime victim agencies wondering where do I go to file complaints for being re-victimized?” Today after talking to thousands of victims across the country with the same complaint—NDVOC is vital in the efforts to reforming victim resources and ensuring that no victim is left behind”..

Maria DiBari of Tri-County Crisis Center agrees there is no oversight and no one is watching those who should be watching where the DV funds are going.

Together with TMU and others we have been three years forming this committee and now we need volunteers across the country to make it happen. 

Webmaster Needed;  Any volunteers?

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