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LWVUS Action Alert: Tell our Senators That You Want Equality to Be Part of the Constitution

Published on 3/25/2022

Take Action: Tell your Senators to Support the Equal Rights Amendment 

This country has waited too long for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to become a part of the Constitution. Over 100 years after (some) women gained the right to vote, women and nonbinary people are still not guaranteed equality under the law.  

The League has been committed to the ratification of the ERA since it was first passed by Congress in 1972 because we believe that inequality hurts everyone. In January 2020, the final state voted to ratify the ERA. Now Congress must act to remove its ratification timeline so it can pass once and for all. 

On March 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to remove the ratification timeline attached to the ERA. Now, the fight for the ERA is in the Senate. S.J. Res 1 is the companion bill in the Senate that would remove the timeline. We need 60 votes to pass the resolution. Contact your senators and ask them to cosponsor this resolution and ensure that the ERA is a part of our Constitution.  

Inequality weakens us as a nation. The ERA is for every American, regardless of gender identity or sex.  

Urge your senators to support legislation to remove the ERA’s ratification timeline today! Click here for more detailed information.