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.
Every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. The ERA would give these survivors rights.
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 280 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 Statement Ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union Address
“As President Biden prepares to deliver his State of the Union address, we urge him to acknowledge that the Equal Rights Amendment has fulfilled all requirements to be added to the Constitution and clearly and forcefully call on the U.S. Archivist to publish it, as their statutory duty requires. We also urge President Biden to call on Congress to affirm the validity of the ERA and remove the time limit to remove any doubt that it’s valid and enforceable today.”
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