Equal Future

January 27, 2020

Just one state needed to ratify the ERA as of 2019.  Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the ERA on January 27, 2020!

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94% of Americans surveyed support the ERA. Click to see our Polling.

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Latinas face the largest wage gap at $0.53 on the dollar. Women on average make $0.79 to a white man’s dollar.

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Every 92 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. The ERA would give these survivors rights.

February 13, 2020

The House voted to remove the time limit on February 13, 2020…The Senate is next.

Welcome to an Equal Future.

Our goal is to amend the Constitution to ensure that one cannot be discriminated against because of one’s sex. The ERA Coalition is comprised of some 100 national and local organizations across the country working for the equality of girls and women, boys and men. We strategize with states seeking ratification. We work with legislators on the amendment and other ERA bills. We’ve provided groundbreaking research. Our team of legal scholars has examined the next steps to a fully realized Equal Rights Amendment.

There has been extraordinary progress in the movement toward full equality. While Alice Paul began it all in 1923, and Congress passed the ERA in 1972, by 1982 only 35 states had ratified, three shy of the necessary 38. But in 2017 Nevada ratified the ERA; the first state in 40 years to do so; Illinois ratified in 2018. And Virginia ratified it on January 27th, 2020, and on February 13th the House of Representatives dissolved the time limit written in the amendment’s introduction. It’s now on to the Senate!


Letter to the Biden-Harris Administration
Public Sign-On

President Biden and Vice President Harris have spent their careers fighting for a more equitable society, and we applaud their Biden-Harris Agenda for Women commitment to ensure gender equality in our Constitution.

With their formidable leadership in the White House, we believe that 2021 will be the year of the ERA.

Join the ERA Coalition, and nearly 200 organizations, leaders across the country, and allied organizations in asking the Biden-Harris Administration to make the Equal Rights Amendment a priority in their first 100 days. Let’s make sure they know we are here to support them in completing this critical, near 100 year, campaign!

Sign on to our coalition letter (PDF) as an individual citizen to show your support for an equal future for all Americans. This is our time. 

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BREAKING NEWS

ERA Coalition Celebrates Historic House and Senate Resolutions to Remove Time Limit for ERA

Bipartisan resolutions make women’s Constitutional equality a top priority in new Congress; create a pathway for ratification of the ERA after nearly 100 year struggle
January 21, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) — The ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) Coalition expressed its enthusiastic support for landmark joint resolutions to the U.S. House and Senate today announcing that the first bipartisan legislation introduced for the 117th Congress will be to remove the time limit to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) announced the bipartisan Senate resolution, and Representatives Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) introduced the House version. First proposed in 1923, the ERA would ensure that the Constitution promotes equality and prohibits discrimination on the account of sex. Read the full press release HERE.

 

 

 

ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality 2020 Annual Report.
Read it here.

 

BREAKING NEWS

THE ERA COALITION PARTNERS WITH JANE WALKER BY JOHNNIE WALKER TO CELEBRATE TRAILBLAZING ‘FIRST WOMEN’ IN A YEAR OF WOMEN BREAKING BOUNDARIES
On Human Rights Day, Campaign Aims to Empower More Firsts for Women

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lupe Todd-Medina: Lupe@EffectiveMediaStrategies.com; 917.202.0116

Thursday, December 10, 2020 – (New York, NY) – The ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) Coalition and its sister organization, the Fund for Women’s Equality (FFWE), today joins Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker to recognize Human Rights Day and launch ‘First Women,’ a national campaign to celebrate, inspire and empower more women to break boundaries. Read more.

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Equality was on the ballot–and it won! Read our full election statement here.

 

Find our statement on Breonna Taylor here.

 

 

 

We intensify our push for the Equal Rights Amendment. We champion this final phase of codifying the ERA in RBG’s honor. Learn how here: https://eracoalition.salsalabs.org/rbg

 

 


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Contact them here to either thank them for supporting the ERA, or encourage them to sign on. While you’re there, be sure to sign our pledge, and sign up for our newsletter.

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Learn how you can get involved with the ERA Coalition and support the Equal Rights Amendment!
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Sign Our Petition
Join the ERA Coalition, and nearly 200 organizations, leaders across the country, and allied organizations in asking the Biden-Harris Administration to make the Equal Rights Amendment a priority in their first 100 days. Let’s make sure they know we are here to support them in completing this critical, near 100 year, campaign! Sign on to our coalition letter as an individual citizen to show your support for an equal future for all Americans. This is our time.
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Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of the ERA
The ERA Coalition Joins Women’s Movement Amicus Brief in Support of the Equal Rights Amendment with 52 Women’s and Social Justice Groups including the Feminist Majority, TIME’S UP, YWCA, NOW, Black Women’s Roundtable, Voto Latino, League of Women Voters, Legal Momentum, Hadassah, Union Theological Seminary, and others. A full list of briefs submitted can be found at the link below.
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Electing Equality: The Final Push for the ERA
View the replay of the virtual event, "Electing Equality: The Final Push for the ERA," which was held via Zoom and Facebook Live on 08/18/2020.
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