Surprisingly, the US Constitution does not guarantee equal rights for women. After 100 years of campaigning, we are so close to changing that.
Join our campaign to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment by calling on your Senators to vote in favor of SJR4 to recognize the equal rights amendment officially as the 28th Amendment.
When Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 1972, they attached an arbitrary deadline to it, which is not required by the Constitution. 100 years after it was first introduced, and despite meeting all constitutional requirements necessary to become the 28th amendment, including ratification by 38 states, the ERA has yet to be added to the United States Constitution.
For the first time in over a decade, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing about the Equal Rights Amendment in February. On 27 April 2023, although the majority of senators voted in favor of SJ Res 4, it did not gain the required 60 votes needed to pass the Senate and then on to the House of Representatives. A motion to reconsider has been filed.
The resolution, titled “Removing the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment,” states:
That notwithstanding any time limit contained in House Joint Resolution 208, 92nd Congress, as agreed to in the Senate on March 22, 1972, the article of amendment proposed to the States in that joint resolution is valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution, having been ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States.
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