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Ratify the ERA
Surprisingly, women are are not protected by the U.S. Constitution. Help us change that!
It's time for Equal Rights in the US!
Many people think women are already protected by the U.S. Constitution--after all, many other countries have constitutional protections for women--but the U.S. does not! The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees women's rights. After two states recently ratified, Nevada in March of 2017 and Illinois in May 2018, we are currently just one state short of ratifying the ERA.
Here’s what you can do to support our campaign to enshrine women’s equality in the U.S. Constitution:
Sign up for campaign updates and action alerts from Equality Now using the form to the right.
Educate yourself: Learn more about the ERA and why we need it. Start by reading Equality Now's ERA Explainer.
Educate others: Let others in your community know that women are still not protected under our constitution. Download this Action Sheet to share. Talk about it on social media, let your friends, family and neighbors know that the ERA is close to ratification! Use the hashtags #ERANow and #RatifyERA
Act nationally: Join the weekly calls for activists supporting the ERA, held every Sunday at 4pm Eastern Time, starting on Sunday, September 2nd, 2018. This is also a good way to connect to others doing work in your state.
Act locally: If you live in one of the 13 states that have yet to ratify the ERA, you can get connected to local activists and support the ratification push in your state. You can also contact your state representatives and tell them that you want them to vote for the ratification of the ERA in your state!
Donate: One great way to support the ratification of the ERA is to support us! There are many legal hurdles to overcome before the ratification process is complete. We're working on the state and federal level to assure that the ERA is ratified and becomes part of the U.S. Constitution! Donate $19 today in honor of the last amendment for women in the United States, the 19th, and support our work to ensure all women and girls are treated equally to men and boys under the law.