HJ Res 79 will now head to the Senate after a 232-183 vote—where bipartisan companion legislation has already been introduced by Senators Ben Cardin and Lisa Murkowski.
“Our message here today is quite simple,” said Rep. Speier while holding up a pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution. “We want in.”
As the high-stakes elections of 2020 take shape and the Equal Rights Amendment nears final ratification, women voters will be the key to securing women’s rights.
The ERA has met the requirement of approval by three-fourths of the states and should be enshrined in the Constitution.
Mark Herring, Kwame Raoul and Aaron Ford—AGs from the three states that most recently ratified the Equal Rights Amendment—filed a landmark civil rights lawsuit Thursday to ensure that the amendment is added to the Constitution.
Ms. intends to ensure that feminists’ views on the ERA and on the problems facing the country and the nation’s political leadership are not side-lined. We can only meet these and other challenges that lie ahead in 2020 with your support,
Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment after a crossover vote Monday, pushing the historic fight for women’s constitutional equality past the finish line—and congressional leaders in the push for feminist progress were quick to call for further action.
At last! At last! The ERA was completely and finally ratified today by both the Senate and the House of Virginia, and has become the 38th and final state needed to put the ERA in the U.S. Constitution.
The votes today in favor of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia’s House of Delegates and Senate mark a huge step in the fight for women’s equality.
The decision by Old Dominion state lawmakers makes Virginia the 38th and final state needed to make the ERA part of the Constitution.