FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2023
Washington, DC –– Following the news that the Senate has filed cloture for a vote on SJ Res 4, the bipartisan resolution to remove the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality President and CEO Zakiya Thomas released the following statement:
“We applaud Majority Leader Schumer for bringing this critical bipartisan resolution to a vote to eliminate any doubt that the Equal Rights Amendment is the 28th Amendment to the Constitution.
“It’s been 100 years since the movement began to add the ERA to the Constitution, and we’re still fighting. We continue to witness opponents of equality for women and LGBTQ+ persons take unprecedented steps to roll back our rights, showing just how fiercely urgent our fight is as it was a century ago.
“We urge the Senate to do its job and vote to remove any doubt that the ERA is the law of the land, and for the House to follow suit. We deserve to have our rights protected and equality preserved in the Constitution so that we, our children, and our children’s children will have a brighter future ahead. We’ve waited long enough.”
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. Composed of more than 290 organizations across the country, the Coalition provides education and advocacy on Constitutional Equality.
4 thoughts on “ERA Coalition Statement on the Senate Filing Cloture on Bipartisan Resolution to Affirm the Equal Rights Amendment”
I’m almost afraid to believe!
I was in college as a undergraduate,
when the ERA was written. I’m 74 yrs old now!
We have always needed equal rights for all people.
It is amazing that regardless of the tenets of our Constitution, more than 50% of our population is not equal.
Equal Rights is essential if we are to be not just a sister association but to be continual reaching for constitutional equality. My grandmother was active in the movement…in the early part of the 20th century; do we really have still a real need to reach out and push for equality? Of course we do…just look around. Measured against the ERA Coalition in 2014 we have still needs that reach out and insist on constitutional equality.