The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment and SJ Res 4, the first hearing on the ERA since the 1980s!
ERA COALITION APPLAUDS SCHEDULED HEARING ON EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT IN SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, announced a committee hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) scheduled for February 28, 2023. The hearing, an important milestone in the legislative process, comes as the equality movement marks 100 years since its initial introduction in Congress. This will be the first hearing on the subject in a Senate committee since 1984.
ERA Coalition Statement on House and Senate Resolutions to Remove Time Limit for Equal Rights Amendment
“Advocates for sex equality began the fight to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution 100 years ago. We’ve watched opponents of equality for women and LGBTQ+ persons take unprecedented steps to roll back our rights, showing just how fiercely urgent our fight is today as it was a century ago. There is no time limit on equality, and we urge the House of Representatives and the Senate to act swiftly.”
The status of the ERA as of Jan 2023
In 2023, we recognize the 100-year anniversary of the ERA being introduced in Congress.
Taking action for pregnant worker fairness
Let’s show our Senators that we need and want the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act for our week of action. It’s up to you to help make changes to protect pregnant people across the country.
More Than 50 Years After Passage, ERA Coalition and Partners Urge Majority Leader Schumer To Bring Resolution Removing Equal Rights Amendment Time Limit To Vote
Yesterday, to mark the last day of Women’s History Month, the ERA Coalition wrote to Majority Leader Schumer urging him to, without delay, schedule a floor vote on the bipartisan resolution to remove the arbitrary time limit from the Equal Rights Amendment.