Representatives Maloney and Speier spoke to Ms. about prospects for the ERA finally becoming part of the U.S Constitution and what impact the Amendment will have on women and girls.
On Thursday, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) re-introduced her bill dissolving the deadline for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment with bipartisan support of more than 195 co-signers.
Soon Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will introduce an identical bill in the Senate.
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Nearly 2,000 women were murdered by men in 2018 and the most common weapon used was a gun. And as in years past, Black women are more likely to experience lethal domestic violence than white women.
“Let’s paint a broader picture of who can make constitutional law than the one from Philadelphia in 1787. Let’s continue down the path toward a more perfect union. This Constitution Day, let’s spell out equality: E-R-A.”
The ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) Coalition and its sister organization, the Fund for Women’s Equality (FFWE), today unveiled its new interactive website prior to the upcoming national and state elections to identify those candidates that are pro-equality.
Helen Reddy’s life is brought to the screen for the first time in Australian director Unjoo Moon’s new biopic, “I Am Woman,” in theaters and on demand September 11.
While women’s suffrage is constitutionally protected, no where does the Constitution prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. The U.S. is a global outlier when it comes to guaranteeing constitutional equality of the sexes.
Until all women—no matter their gender identity, race, class or any other status—have a constitutional guarantee of equality on the basis of sex, they will have to rely on an incomplete patchwork of state and federal laws to protect their most basic human rights.
Suffragists were not a single-issue group—what they wanted was true equality for women, and they recognized women’s voting power was only the first step toward realizing this goal.
This is why the suffrage movement was closely linked to the larger push for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)—a struggle for gender equality that still continues today.
On Tuesday, a powerhouse lineup—including feminist leaders like Dolores Huerta, Eleanor Smeal and Gloria Steinem—will convene (albeit, virtually) to discuss what it will take to push the Equal Rights Amendment over the finish line and finally enshrine equality into the Constitution.