Many veteran feminists in America today got their start working for the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and 1980s. Tina Tchen is one.
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Sally Rosloff and Susan Van Trees were two of thousands of “ERA Missionaries” who gave up jobs and college, left family and friends, and headed off to one of the unratified target states—Florida, Illinois, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Virginia and Missouri—to win the final three states required for ratification of the ERA.