The fight for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is seeing a revival across the country. 35 years after Congress’s deadline for ratification passed, advocates for gender equality are gaining momentum in the push for a constitutional protection against discrimination based on sex. A survey conducted last year found that 80 percent of Americans polled thought… [Continue Reading]
Today, Nevada became the 36th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a federal Constitutional amendment that would prohibit sex discrimination and guarantee equal rights for women and girls. Nevada’s ratification will be finalized exactly 45 years after the United States Senate approved and sent the ERA to the states. As Senator Pat Spearman,… [Continue Reading]
On January 21, we marched by the millions and chanted in one loud voice: “We won’t go back!” Now it’s time to take the next step in our fight for equal rights.
Today marks Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, when the 19th Amendment was added to the US Constitution in 1920. We’ve made a lot of progress in the last 96 years – but as it stands, the U.S. Constitution still has no explicit ban on sex discrimination. It’s… [Continue Reading]
The first Democratic presidential debate is on Tuesday, and feminists across the nation want to know where all candidates stand on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). CNN has teamed up with Facebook to ask members of the public to submit questions they would like the debate moderators to ask the candidates. Please submit this question… [Continue Reading]
On Saturday, September 13, hundreds of activists gathered on the US Capitol lawn to call for full ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment as part of the “We Are Woman” Constitution Day rally. In case you missed it, we’ve got the photos to help you live vicariously through the people who didn’t. If you were there, you just… [Continue Reading]
The Equal Rights Amendment simply makes sense. Passing laws that elevate the status of women where they belong shouldn’t take 91 years. Really. Give the ghost of Alice Paul a break.
I’m inviting you to join the Feminist Majority and our feminist allies as we rally for women’s rights on Saturday, September 13. We’re calling for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment!