Wishing you a memorable 4th of July! As we all celebrate the founding of our great country–the idea of democracy and equality–we can take pride in the actions of so many in the interest of the Equal Rights Amendment.
This week girls and women were at the forefront of a major campaign. Amicus briefs signed by hundreds of prominent businesses, national and state organizations, and elected officials were filed, compelling the Archivist to publish the Equal Rights Amendment as the 28th amendment to the US Constitution.
For your weekend reading:
ERA Coalition Press Release and Women’s Movement Brief here.
State and other Amicus Briefs:
Business and Corporate Entities here.
Chemerinsky, Feldman, Siegel, Suk here.
Equality Now and International Organizations here.
Generation Ratify here.
New York and Other States here.
Plantiff States Memorandum here.
Southern Legal Counsel here.
VA Ratify and Other State Organizations here.
“THE U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS AND THREE STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS FILE AMICUS BRIEF IN LAWSUIT SEEKING RATIFICATION OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT” via SouthernLegal.org
“How Women in Big Law Are Stepping Into the Court Fight Over the Equal Rights Amendment” via Law.com
“Why Apple, Google, and 91 other companies are now voicing support for the Equal Rights Amendment” via Fortune.com
“Attorney General James Leads Coalition Fighting for Recognition of Equal Rights Amendment” via NY Attorney General
“Winston & Strawn Files Amicus Brief to Support Adoption of Equal Rights Amendment” via Cherokee Tribune
“Dear Supreme Court: Shouldn’t the ERA Be Next?” via Women’s E-News
“When exactly will women count? We — and Black women especially — are still at the bottom of consideration.”Carol Jenkins, Co-President and CEO of the ERA Coalition
“A huge, important part of the Equal Rights Amendment is that it’s able to lift women’s status in our society.”Bettina Hager, DC Director of the ERA Coalition
As we reflect on the meaning of this holiday let’s take pride in this bold step towards equality.
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