Feminist Majority
 

It's Time for the Equal Rights Amendment!

As it stands, the U.S. Constitution has no explicit ban on sex discrimination. The Equal Rights Amendment has been introduced in every Congress between 1923 until it passed in 1972. In the current Congress, two resolutions have introduced - one to start over with an entire new effort to pass a federal Equal Rights Amendment, and another (the "Three States Strategy") to lift the time limit placed on the preamble of the Equal Rights Amendment that was passed out of Congress in 1972.

35 states have ratified the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment - we only need three more states to ratify the ERA and for it to become part of the U.S. Constitution. We say there can be no time limit on equality.

We urge members of Congress to support the Equal Rights Amendment by becoming co-sponsors of both the Start-Over ERA and the resolution to lift the time limit on the current ERA.



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