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Eliminate the ERA Deadline

Surprisingly, women are not protected by the U.S. Constitution. Join our campaign to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Take Action to Eliminate the ERA Deadline!

When Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 1972, they attached an arbitrary deadline to it, which is not required by the constitution. They set the deadline for 1979. It was extended once, again by Congress, to 1982. When the extended deadline expired, the ERA fell just three states short of ratification. In a renewed push for the ERA, Nevada ratified the ERA in 2017, Illinois followed suit in 2018 and Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the ERA in January 2020. 

In April 2019 the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held the first official hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment in almost 40 years. On November 13, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee passed Rep. Jackie Speier's H.J. Res. 79 to eliminate the original deadline. Next, in February 2020, The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.J. Res. 79. We now must urge Senators to pass S.J. Res. 6, another joint resolution to eliminate the deadline. It is more important than ever to urge Senators to eliminate the original deadline! 

Take action today and tell Congress there is #NoDeadlineOnEquality!

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