This week, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment – crossing the three-fourths threshold of support required from the states.
When the Equal Rights Amendment passed Congress in 1972, giving women equal protections under the law, policymakers attached a 1977 ratification deadline to it, which they later extended to 1982. Earlier this year, the League of Women Voters urged the United States Congress to remove the deadline on the ERA.
In 2020, the United States marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote. . .
Thank you to the League of Women Voters who have been pushing this ahead for decades.
What Can I Do?
Write and call your legislators to encourage them to move forward with passage of S.J. Res. 6 and H.J. Res. 79. This resolution will eliminate the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The passage of the ERA can finally put discrimination protections for women in the books, to help people all over the country further the fight for equality.
We have been waiting decades for this. Let's pass it now.