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!


Nearly 80% of Americans surveyed in a Pew Research poll say they support adding the ERA to the Constitution.


Latinas face the largest wage gap at $0.57 on the dollar. Women on average make $0.79 to a white man’s dollar.

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Every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. The ERA would give these survivors rights.

January 31, 2023

The House and Senate introduced joint resolutions affirming the validity of the Equal Rights Amendment, and removing the time limit in the preamble.

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 more than 290 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 January 31, 2023 the House of Representatives and Senate introduced joint resolutions affirming the validity of the Equal Rights Amendment and removing the time limit from its preamble. We’re working to ensure both houses of Congress vote on these resolutions in this legislative session.

ERA Coalition, Fund for Women’s Equality Boards Welcome Ben Crump and Lisa Ann Walter

The ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality announced that Ben Crump and Lisa Ann Walter are joining the organizations’ boards. The ERA Coalition Board, newly chaired by former Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, and the Fund for Women’s Equality, newly chaired by Jamia Wilson, represent a diverse group of civil rights and equality leaders and advocates nationwide.

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ERA Coalition Statement on the Senate Failing to Advance Bipartisan Resolution to Affirm the Equal Rights Amendment and Remove the Time Limit

“Upon learning that the Senate did not vote for cloture on SJ Res 4, the bipartisan resolution to affirm the validity of the Equal Rights Amendment, ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality President and CEO Zakiya Thomas released the following statement:

“A bipartisan majority of Senators are now on record in favor of affirming the Equal Rights Amendment as valid and removing the time limit, reflecting the will of the vast majority of the American public. But still, a minority of Senators are hiding behind the Senate’s archaic rules instead of saying what they really mean: they’re against equality. Let’s be clear, the Equal Rights Amendment didn’t fall short, democracy did…”

Read our full statement.

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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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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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