Women and girls deserve complete protection under the Constitution. This can only happen if the Equal Rights Amendment is ratified. The ERA is simple, basic, and necessary. This is all it says: "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." Nothing controversial or radical in there.
We support HJ Res 47 “Removing the Deadline for the Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.”
This will make the ERA part of our US Constitution upon the votes of 3 additional states.
We support HJ Res 47 “Removing the Deadline for the Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.” This will make the ERA part of our US Constitution upon the votes of 3 additional states to ratify it.
It's so important to complete the Constitution. Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey released the following statement at a press conference announcing the introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment: “It is with great pride that I stand with this bipartisan group in support of the long-overdue Equal Rights Amendment. We can’t afford to miss this opportunity to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. Not when women still – still – have to work almost through the weekend in order to earn what a man makes Monday through Friday. Here’s the text of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment, 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.' Replace the word 'sex' with "race', and there would not be a single dissenting vote in the entire United States Congress. It’s as simple as that. Let’s pass the ERA once and for all.”
BACKGROUND: From 1972 to 1982, 35 out of the 38 states needed for ratification voted to ratify the ERA. Nearly 30 years later, we remain just three states short, so Congress must act to remove the arbitrary deadline for ERA's ratification. If passed by the House and Senate, House Joint Resolution 47 would remove the deadline, honoring previous accomplishments, and freeing the remaining states to enact Constitutional equality for all!
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