Equal Rights Amendment – ERA Ratification

How to Ratify the ERA

  1. 38 States to Ratify: TWO More needed

  2. Remove the Deadline for Ratification in the Senate

  3. Send it to the Supreme Court

  4. WIN Equal Rights for Women Under the constitution

Ratify the ERA

Equal Rights Amendment -Three State Strategy

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.

The 14 15 States that Have Not Ratified the Equal Rights Amendment

North Carolina
South Carolina

Why we need the ERA


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These laws can be, and often have been, weakened or repealed by a single vote.

Remove the Deadline for ERA ratification:

38 States are needed, then Congress can remove the deadline. Here is the latest update on the Federal Bills in 2019/2020

Find your Representative and CaLL Them!


State Bills To Ratify ERa



Bill #SJR284 is the final bill in the house that is in play.


Senate Resolutions AZ SCR1009 | 2019 | Fifty-fourth Legislature 1st Regular ,

There’s also SCR1006 not sure of the difference


#SCR266 Senate Bill to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Senator Lori Berman​

Florida State Representative Dotie Joseph​ filed #HB209 for Florida to ratify the ERA.


North Carolina





Senate: SR55  1/30/19 Senator Renee Unterman (R-Buford) will announce new legislation to accompany Senate Resolution 55, introduced this week by Senator Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta), that calls on the Georgia Legislature to ratify the U.S. Constitutional Amendment guaranteeing equal treatment for women under the law

House: Hr16  

South Carolina:

House: Joint Resolution H 3340 Sponsors: Reps. Stavrinakis, McCoy, Norrell, Rose, Bernstein and Cogswell 


House: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/HC/HC0005.xml

Additional ERA Resources

(courtesy of District 11with additions)

Good information with state by state how to get involved  www.ratifyera.org

ERA Coalition Website on The Equal Rights Amendment

Facts about the Equal Rights Amendment”

 “Why we Need ERA” – “Myths and Facts About the Equal Rights Amendment”

Audio Visual sources

ERA Resolution, Any State Club Template 2009

ERA timeline

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights Quotes

The Equal Rights Amendment and Same-Sex Marriage

Additional Information:

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.