The Equal Rights Amendment
Women’s Equality Day on August 26 is when we mark the day in 1920 when the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote officially became part of the US Constitution.
Three years later, Alice Paul introduced the Equal Rights Amendment in Congress. It took from 1923 until 1972 for the ERA to pass in Congress. Finally, in 2020 the required 38 states ratified it. However, it has still not been certified as part of the Constitution due to artificial deadlines imposed by Congress.
Those deadlines need to be lifted by the Senate. Please sign the petition to urge our Senators to pass the bill to remove those artificial deadlines to allow the ERA to become the 28th Amendment to the Constitution.
Read facts about the ERA and why it's important. Sign the petition to move the ERA to full ratification here. To find out who your Senators are, click here.
Irene Strohbeen and Midday Women’s Alliance have provided this succinct information on the ERA to use as talking points when you contact your senators.
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