As Abigail Adams famously told her husband when working on creating the Constitution, “Remember the Ladies.” Our founders did not, and left women out of this most essential document. We have been paying a high price ever since. That is why we are working so hard on the Equal Rights Amendment–to fix this grievous exclusion. We … Continue reading ERA Coalition Newsletter March 16, 2020
Happy Women’s History Month, Happy International Women’s Day, Happy great progress in amending the Constitution. In 2020 already: the 38th state, a House vote to dissolve the time limit in the amendment’s introduction. Cheers and carry on. We certainly will. If you, like me, spent yesterday lamenting the exit of women in the 2020 Presidential … Continue reading Happy Women’s-everything!
What a couple of heady, wildly successful days in Washington, DC! We are so thrilled to be celebrating with you yesterday’s successful passage– by a 232 to 183 vote–of HJ Res 79, the House bill to remove the deadline from the 1972 ERA. The ERA Coalition statement: ”We’re thrilled that the House removed the time limit on the Equal Rights … Continue reading BIG NEWS: House Dissolves the ERA Time Limit!!
What an exciting day in the House of Representatives — we began the day at Democratic Whip James Clyburn’s Democratic Caucus breakfast, attended by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Jackie Speier, Adam Schiff, Maxine Waters, Lucy McBath and many more. The ERA Coalition was invited to speak about HJ Res 79, Jackie Speier’s bill to … Continue reading TOMORROW: U.S. House Votes on the ERA!
As you know, we have been working with our supporters and partners to see Rep. Jackie Speier’s bill, HJ Res 79, brought to the House Floor for a full vote. And we did it! This Thursday, February 13th, Congress will vote to remove the time limit from the 1972 ERA. We have 224 co-sponsors, a record … Continue reading Action Alert: Call Your Rep to Support HJ Res 79!
A note to let you know that many legislators attending the State of the Union tonight will be wearing the classic green ERA buttons worn for years by supporters. Last year our DC Director/Director of Outreach and Advocacy, Bettina Hager, rushed the pins to the members and we got iconic shots of the newly elected … Continue reading ERA at the SOTU!