We wanted to share the letter we sent to our entire membership yesterday–more than 100 organizations strong. Our commitment to systemic change is firm. We will keep you updated on our progress.
We want to share with you this LA Times OpEd by our Board Member Gloria Steinem and Coalition Member Ellie Smeal, of the Feminist Majority, on “Mrs. America.”
It was a momentous week for the House of Representatives. First, the loss of Congressman John Lewis. He was for over thirty years the voice of nonviolence and equal rights in Congress. He crossed the Pettus Bridge for the last time–in a horse drawn carriage–and lies in state in the U.S. Capitol today.
On February 13th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass HJ Res 79, the bill to remove the time limit from the 1972 ERA, with bipartisan support. The ERA Coalition, the national organization representing more than 100 organizations, leaders across the country, allied organizations and millions of women and men, now calls on the U.S. Senate to vote to pass its companion bill, SJ Res 6, without delay.
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.
For Immediate Release — The ERA Coalition Joins Women’s Movement Amicus Brief in Support of the Equal Rights Amendment with 52 Women’s and Social Justice Groups including the Feminist Majority, TIME’S UP, YWCA, NOW, Black Women’s Roundtable, Voto Latino, League of Women Voters, Legal Momentum, Hadassah, Union Theological Seminary, and Others.