Virginia Became 38th State to ratify ERA

We built a coalition of women, African-Americans and other enlightened advocates for equal rights in 2019 in Virginia. We moved our headquarters to a brick house in Suffolk, VA, determined to flip the leadership of the state General Assembly to pro-ERA. We recruited a local cadre of supporters, but our Virginia HQ also became a bunkhouse for a steady flow of volunteers from as far away as California, Florida, New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts.

Our volunteers canvassed neighborhoods, businesses and churches; organized phone banks; utilized digital outreach; wrote and mailed postcards; addressed rallies; participated in panels; and posted poll watchers.

Our strategy worked. We helped flip six seats in the House and two in the Senate. Those lawmakers joined the new majority in the Virginia legislature that ratified ERA in January 2020.

Dear Equal Rights Supporters from Florida,

Ask your Atorney General to join Equal Means Equal in the historic fight to overturn the deadline.

Call them today or download the below draft and send it to them either by email or post.

Make it happen

72% of Americans won’t join the fight for equal rights because they think the Constitution already guarantees them. We need your help to actually achieve that goal by adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution, starting with ratifying the ERA in Florida. Join our movement.

Organize a Community Screening

Join the dozens of women’s organizations and thousands of women using the EQUAL MEANS EQUAL documentary film to reinvigorate the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment!

Host a screening in your neighborhood and help get the conversation going about the importance of the ERA. Click the button below to organize a screening in your community.

Invite your crew

Democracy is a team sport. Let your ladies know our time is now.

Who else is in?

38 wins! Thanks to these states for protecting the rights of Americans and fighting to usher in a new ERA.

2020

Virginia

 

2018

Illinois

 

2017

Nevada


1977

Indiana


1975

North Dakota


1974

Maine

Ohio


1973

Connecticut

Montana

New Mexico

Oregon

South Dakota

Vermont

Washington

Wyoming


1972

Alaska

California

Colorado

Delaware

Hawaii

Idaho

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

Pennsylvania

Rhone Island

Tennessee

Texas

West Virginia

Wisconsin