How to Ratify the ERA
38 States to Ratify: TWO More needed
Remove the Deadline for Ratification in the Senate
Send it to the Supreme Court
WIN Equal Rights for Women Under the constitution
Illinois ratifies the ERA in June 2018.With Nevada ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment in March 2017, there is only one more state needed to Ratify the ERA to make it part of the Constitution. Zonta Clubs across the US are working to help with state level ratification, and to encourage their Senators and House Representatives to cosponsor the bills to remove the deadline for Ratification.
More on the Legal Strategy behind this approach.
Why do we need the ERA?
The Equal Rights Amendment will guarantee equal status under the law and provide bedrock legal protection when women—or men—face sex discrimination. Protection would cover:
• Lack of equal pay for equal work
• Pregnancy discrimination
• Violence against women
• Other forms of sex discrimination
State laws are not uniform.
and federal laws are not comprehensive.
These laws can be, and often have been, weakened or repealed by a single vote.
The Bills to Remove the Deadline for Ratification (2017) are:
Link to all Senate co-sponsors
House H.J. Res. 53
|Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]*||01/31/2017|
|Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]*||01/31/2017|
|Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]*||01/31/2017|
|Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]*||01/31/2017|
|Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10]*||01/31/2017|
|Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]||02/02/2017|
|Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]*||01/31/2017|
|Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]*||01/31/2017|
|Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]*||01/31/2017|
|Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]*||01/31/2017|
Link to all House co-sponsors (163):Find your Representative and CaLL Them!
(courtesy of District 11with additions)
A website created by the Alice Paul Institute in collaboration with the ERA Task Force (established 1999 of the National Council of Women”s Organizations, a non-partisan network of more than 200 women”s organizations founded in 1982 in response to the expiration of the deadline for ERA ratification.