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!


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.

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

March 17, 2021

The House voted to remove the time limit on March 17, 2021…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 250 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. On March 17, 2021 the House of Representatives voted for the second time to dissolve the time limit written in the amendment’s introduction. While it hasn’t been taken up in the Senate yet, we’re hopeful it will pass both houses of Congress this session, since its 2021 bipartisan and bicameral introduction!

ERA Coalition Statement on SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

“Today is truly a turning point for the civil rights of everyone in this country. Upending established precedent and mounting one of the most damaging assaults on our constitutional rights in nearly 50 years makes us all less in control of our bodies. This decision is unjust and diminishes us all. We will not have full equality in this country until every person truly has the right to control their body and, in turn, participate fully and equally in our society, politics, and economy.

Read the full statement online.

ERA Coalition / Fund for Women’s Equality Announces Zakiya Thomas Will Serve as President and CEO

Today, the ERA Coalition / Fund for Women’s Equality announced that Zakiya Thomas will serve as the next President and CEO.

“I am thrilled to welcome Zakiya Thomas as the next President and CEO of the ERA Coalition. She is the right leader for this moment,” said ERA Coalition Board Chair Kimberly Peeler-Allen. “I look forward to working with her to continue to grow the organization’s impact and influence in Washington and across the country, and bringing lived equality to all Americans.”

Read the full release.

ERA Coalition Announces Elect Equality Campaign to Inform Voters About Candidate Commitment to Equality

The ERA Coalition just announced Elect Equality, a new campaign to provide voters with the opportunity to hear directly from candidates across the country about their position on the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA Coalition will send surveys to all federal candidates and to state legislature candidates in the 10 states that have not yet ratified the ERA and also have elections this year.

Read the full press release or visit the Elect Equality site.



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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 partner organizations in urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to take the immediate action of directing his Office of Legal Counsel to withdraw the January 6, 2020 opinion memo from the Attorney General Barr Department of Justice. This memo is being cited by the Archivist as the reason he has not yet published the ERA! We have partnered with DailyKos to gather petition signatures. Sign on!
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Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of the ERA
12 briefs were filed in support of the Equal Rights Amendment in the DC District Court in support of the court case the Attorneys General have brought against the U.S. Archivist! And it’s not just advocacy groups supporting this issue, there is a real groundswell here, including constitutional scholars, corporations, and others!
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