In 1776, our forefathers could not have anticipated women's full participation in society when they banned women from the US Constitution as equal citizens.
In 1972, Congress could not have fathomed women making up 51% of America's labor force when it assigned an arbitrary deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
In 1994, the Department of Defense could not have imagined 9/11 and the myriad contributions of women to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars when it banned women from combat.
In 2013, America's leadership is thwarted by global economic instability, corruption and unrest. The Department of Defense has responded by lifting the ban on women in combat and integrating women "to the maximum extent possible".
Senator Ben Cardin (MD) and Congressman Robert Andrews (NJ) of the 113th Congress are committed to lifting the ban on women's equal citizenship in the US Constitution.
Join the call for Congress to remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.