September 1, 2017

Equal Means Equal Weekly Update – After 35 years, Nevada Ratification Moves ERA Closer Than It’s Ever Been

By Kamala Lopez

Welcome to the Weekly Update Page for the new Equal Means Equal Initiative to Ratify ERA by August 26th of 2018! We are joining forces with individuals, organizations and communities across the country to educate the public and raise public awareness around the urgent need to achieve the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in the timeliest manner possible.

ERA Ratification in the United States is only two states away!

We are 95% of the way to full equality for all Americans! Let's get the last two states within this next legislative year!

There are still 14 unratified states that need your help on the ground!

See if your state has ratified the ERA below.

ERA Update in the Unratified States

Did you know that there are still 14 states that have not ratified the ERA?  In many states ERA has been languishing in committees for DECADES! This is not right.  Our request for basic civil and human rights are not to be ignored and we need to be clear and strong in that assertion to our elected officials.

Let’s make your voice heard in your state legislature – together we can bring women and our allies out to support these hearings and votes. In fact, ERA needs to be voted on right away in all 14 state legislatures where they have negligently let it lie.  We must demand that ERA legislation is pulled out of committees and calendared for a vote before the end of the year.  If our ERA sponsors cannot do that – they need to be replaced with representatives who can and will.

Sign up to join our teams on the ground today.  Let us know what you can do and how you can help.  Tell ten people every day that women don’t have equal rights and that we need to do something about it NOW.

National Legislative Update

The following Joint Resolutions involve removing the artificial deadline placed on the equal rights amendment for ratification

Senator Ben Cardin’s S. J. Res. 5: co-sponsors – 33

Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s H. J. Res. 53: co-sponsors – 157