Two-Minute Activist

The issue: On March 17, 2021, the House of Representatives voted, with bipartisan support, to remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. This critical resolution now moves to the Senate. Click the link below to enter your address to make sure your Senators know the ERA is a priority for their constituents!

The majority of Americans mistakenly believe that women and men are guaranteed equal rights under the U.S. Constitution.

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) would, once and for all, guarantee constitutional equality between men and women. Its ratification would provide the constitutional guarantee that all men and women are truly equal under the law and that these rights cannot easily be abridged.

Congress must do its part to make women’s constitutional equality a reality. H.J. Res. 17/S.J. Res. 1 would remove the deadline for ratification, allowing states like Nevada, Illinois, and Virginia to count toward ratification, and recognize that the ERA is now the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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