STATEMENT FROM THE ERA COALITION AND FUND FOR WOMEN EQUALITY Re: Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lupe Todd-Medina: Lupe@EffectiveMediaStrategies.com; 917.202.0116
 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – (New York, NY) – The ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) Coalition and its sister organization, the Fund for Women’s Equality (FFWE), today released the following statement regarding the advance of Judge Amy Coney Barrett:

“We again express our continued concern about the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. This unseemly rush is an affront to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and all of us who respect her legacy of work in the interest of all Americans.

A 6-3 Supreme Court endangers many of the hard-won victories for equality in the Court.

“We believe that the case for the Equal Rights Amendment is made stronger than ever. We must amend our Constitution so that it protects its citizens from discrimination based on sex. We say to the US Senators voting on a Justice: What about a vote on SJ Res 6 that will remove the time limit on the ERA?  The bill has been blocked in the Judiciary since February, when the House of Representatives voted to dissolve the time limit. We insist that the Judiciary take it up.”

About the ERA Coalition:

The ERA Coalition was founded in 2014 to bring concerted, organized action to the effort to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA Coalition has a sister organization, the Fund for Women’s Equality, which promotes public education and outreach on the need for constitutional equality. Comprised of more than one hundred organizations across the country, the Coalition provides education and advocacy on Constitutional Equality.

While the effort to amend the constitution to include sex equality began nearly a century ago, our renewed efforts are centered on Black, Indigenous and Women of Color, gender-nonconforming and transgender women and girls, and nonbinary people– those who are most impacted by systemic inequities.

www.eracoalition.org
www.eracoalition.org/electequality

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