“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.”
ERA Coalition Statement Marking the One-Year Anniversary of Equal Rights Amendment Effective Date
One year ago today, the Equal Rights Amendment should have been published as the 28th Amendment after meeting all requirements laid out in the U.S. Constitution. The ERA is already valid, despite not being published by the U.S. Archivist, and we will continue pursuing all avenues to push for full recognition.
The status of the ERA as of Jan 2023
In 2023, we recognize the 100-year anniversary of the ERA being introduced in Congress.
Honoring Latina Equal Pay Day
DECEMBER 8, 2022 is Latina Equal Pay Day. For every $1 a white man makes in the U.S., a Latina woman (on average) makes around 54 cents. This means that to make the same amount as their white male counterparts do in one calendar year, a Latina must work another 342 days. That’s almost two full years.
Gold Stars to the Golden State
Earlier this Summer, the California Legislature passed two measures in response to the Equal Rights Amendment. SCR 92 directs the California Law Revision Commission to analyze the State’s laws for sex discrimination.
ICYMI: ERA 101 town hall recap
What is the Equal Rights Amendment? What could it do for women and LGBTQIA+ people? And do we still really need it today? Find out more in our ERA 101 discussion!