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, and in 2020 Virginia voted to Ratify the ERA to make it part of the Constitution. All the requirements of Article V have been met.

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, so the 28th Amendment will be published!

Learn more and take action at www.zontausa.org/ERA

ZontaUSA Caucus is a proud member of the ERA Coalition

Text of the ERA

The 12 15 States that Have Not Ratified the Equal Rights Amendment

North Carolina
South Carolina


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These laws can be, and often have been, weakened or repealed by a single vote.

Why we need the ERA

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 to Enact the ERA

Senate:  Senate Joint Resolution 1 (S.J. Res. 1)

Lead sponsor: Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)
Introduced January 22, 2021. Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.


(Coming Soon: the exact wording of the bill has not yet posted on Congress.gov. We’ll update ASAP)

Click HERE to read the bill, and see which U. S. Senators have signed on as a co-sponsors.

H.Res.891 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the article of amendment(commonly known as the “Equal Rights Amendment”) to the Constitution is valid.

  Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] (Introduced 01/28/2022)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.  (All Actions)


Click HERE to read the bill, and see which U. S. Senators have signed on as a co-sponsors.

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.