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 -Two State Strategy

With Nevada ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment in March 2017, there are two more states 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 15 States that Have Not Ratified the Equal Rights Amendment

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Louisiana
Mississippi
Missouri
Nevada
North Carolina
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Utah
Virginia

Remove the Deadline for ERA ratification:

The Bills to Remove the Deadline for Ratification (2017) are:

Senate:  S.J.Res.5

WA Cosponsors: 
Sen Cantwell,
Sen Murray

OR Cosponsors: 
Sen Merkley,
Sen Wyden

ID Cosponsors:
None

Link to all Senate co-sponsors

House H.J. Res. 53 

WA Cosponsors:

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

OR Cosponsors:

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

ID Cosponsors:

none

Link to all House co-sponsors (163):

Find your Representative and CaLL Them!

Additional ERA Resources

(courtesy of District 11with additions)

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:
https://www.eraaction.org

www.equalrightsamendment.org
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.