Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
Amending the U.S. Constitution requires 2/3 of Congress + 38 states.
The ERA was finally approved 50 years later by 2/3 of Congress in 1972. Yet Congress obstructed the amendment from passage and it fell short of the last three states it needed. On June 30, 1982, the ERA "expired" just three states away from victory.
United 4 Equality, LLC, launched the ERA 2015 campaign in 2009 when we sought Congressional action to release the ERA from its congressional imprisonment by eliminating any deadlines for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. Our original joint resolution debuted in 2011 (House) and 2012 (Senate) and was re-introduced in 2013 on a bi-partisan basis in the Senate and by Democrats in the House.
Urge Congress to take immediate action to lift their deadline for ratification of the
Equal Rights Amendment.