ERA 2020 CAMPAIGN

THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

Section 1: Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

Section 2: Congress shall have the authority to enforce any matters of this provision.

Section 3: This amendment shall not take effect for two years from the date of its ratification.

The Equal Rights Amendment will formally guarantee that every man and woman possess the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities as equal citizens within federal, state and local law, policy and practice. 

Most Americans believe that the U.S. Constitution already contains the Equal Rights Amendment.  It does not.  Few realize that the United States Congress obstructed the ERA's path to victory. 

BRIEF HISTORY: 
The Equal Rights Amendment debuted in Congress in 1923. Although Congress would debate the amendment for 50 years before approval, they required the 3/4 of the states (38 states) to approve within just 10 years.  

Despite 92% of the 38 states approving equal rights for women before June 30, 1982, the ERA "expired" with just three (3) states missing. Consequently, after 228 years since the U.S. Constitution was adopted, Women are still not guaranteed equal treatment under law.

Undaunted and undeterred, our campaign to finish the ERA at the federal and state level continues.....

On March 20, 2017, Nevada became the 36th state to ratify the ERA - the first state in 40 years!  It is critical that Americans insist that Congress take action on removing their deadline for the ERA, for all three ratifications to count.

For 30 years, no one challenged Congress's deadline... so we did.  As citizens, we have the right to petition our government for redress.  

We believe that a human being's right to equality doesn't "expire" in a democracy. It exists in perpetuity. That's why we're partnering with Congress to resume the process to include women and girls as Full Americans under the Constitution.


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