On November 13, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.J. Res 79, a resolution that would remove the arbitrary time limit for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
The House Judiciary Committee today marked up H.J. Res 79, a resolution that would eliminate the time limit for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Feminists won big in the Virginia state legislative races yesterday—and the Equal Rights Amendment, which was stopped from coming to the floor for a vote in 2019 and for more than two decades by Republican leadership, will now have both a strong Democratic majority in the House and Senate, with ERA supporters in the majority of both houses.
“We are finally within reach of true equality for girls and women in the United States, thanks to the voters of Virginia and supporters across the country.”
Women and their rights are still not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution—but the ERA can fix that. Let’s ring in Independence Day by demanding it.
“None of this is that complicated. Equality for women should be a basic principle of our society. If you think it already is, great, all the more reason for us to write it down. And if you think it isn’t, then we badly need the ERA.”
Feminists in Los Angeles Monday celebrated the growing momentum for women’s equality worldwide, from the menstrual equity movement taking shape across the globe to the re-invigorated push for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment sweeping the U.S., at the Feminist Majority Foundation’s 14th annual Global Women’s Rights Awards.
Feminist lawmakers, activists scholars and experts came together Monday for a momentous occasion: to speak out in support of the Equal Rights Amendment within the chambers of the House Judiciary Committee.
“With issues of equality at the forefront of today’s conversations—with the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, with the Women’s Marches and more women than ever before running for and being elected to office,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, “we have an extraordinary responsibility and opportunity to seize this moment and make lasting change by finally ratifying the ERA.”
“I’m getting tired of the novelty of the first female governor of this state, the first female African American mayor of this city. When is it going to become the norm, instead of the exception?”