Just one state needed to ratify the ERA as of 2019. Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the ERA on January 27, 2020!
94% of Americans surveyed support the ERA. Click to see our Polling.
Latinas face the largest wage gap at $0.53 on the dollar. Women on average make $0.79 to a white man’s dollar.
Every 92 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. The ERA would give these survivors rights.
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 200 national and local partner and supporter organizations across the country representing millions of advocates working for the equality of all. 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, 2020 the House of Representatives voted to dissolve the time limit written in the amendment’s introduction. While it wasn’t taken up in the Senate last year, we’re hopeful it will pass both houses of Congress this year, since its 2021 bipartisan and bicameral introduction!
ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality Statement on Pride Month
Pride Month is meant to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising against police violence, and to affirm the rights and inherent dignity of LGBTQIATS people. The ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality stands in solidarity with the LGBTQIATS community with our right to live a life true to who we are; equal in all things under the law and free from the systemic violence that continues to plague us every day.
Statement on the Attorneys General Filing a Notice of Appeal on ERA lower court ruling
We want to thank Attorneys General Herring, Raoul, and Ford for their unwavering support for equality. They have been a force for the Equal Rights Amendment. As the Attorneys General pursue their case, we will continue to ask the U.S. Senate to bring SJ Res 1, removal of the time limit on the ERA, to a vote. And we will be insistent in our call for equal rights for all. 2021 is the year for equality.
Statement on President Biden’s address to Congress
From the beginning of President Biden’s remarks, when he acknowledged the historic nature of the two women leaders sitting on the dais behind him, to pay equity and getting families back to work, his first address to a joint session of Congress was laden with support for gender equality issues.
Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), President Biden’s signature legislative accomplishment as a Senator; a call to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act and Equality Act; and funding universal pre-k and childcare programs are also about showing support for gender justice.
It’s no coincidence that in the beginning of his speech…
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