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.

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 in Support of the Women’s Health Protection Act

“We’re grateful to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), and the other cosponsors on the Women’s Health Protection Act. The vote on this important piece of legislation would codify an essential right for people to plan when, if, and how they create their families…”

Read the full statement.


 

 

ERA Coalition Statement on Draft SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

Following media reports of a draft United States Supreme Court decision to overturn the landmark Roe. v Wade ruling, ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality President and CEO Carol Jenkins released the following statement…

Read the full statement.


More Than 50 Years After Passage, ERA Coalition and Partners Urge Majority Leader Schumer To Bring Resolution Removing Equal Rights Amendment Time Limit To Vote

To mark the last day of Women’s History Month, the ERA Coalition wrote to Majority Leader Schumer urging him to, without delay, schedule a floor vote on the bipartisan resolution to remove the arbitrary time limit from the Equal Rights Amendment.

Read the full release.

 

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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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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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