“Right now Roe v. Wade is still the law of the land. Abortion is legal. The potential for a full overturning of Roe would irreparably damage the civil rights of all. The concept of the right to privacy stems from Roe and its legacy.
Hundreds of legal scholars have made it quite clear that an arbitrary deadline cannot stand in the way of ratifying an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Having fulfilled all constitutional requirements for an amendment, the ERA is both valid and enforceable today. While we’re disappointed the U.S. Archivist has shirked his duty to publish the ERA, we remain optimistic the Court will agree and require the Archivist to publish it.
Today is David Ferriero’s last day as the United States Archivist, a non-political position. He leaves office without publishing the Equal Rights Amendment.
The ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality continued it’s town hall series in April with a discussion on gender-based gun violence, supported by the Harnisch Foundation.
Black women have contributed significantly to American democracy, and yet we have never been represented in an institution whose decisions deeply impact our lives. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic confirmation is a moment of both joy and validation, and is long overdue. Her tremendous record as a jurist demonstrates an understanding of how rulings impact some of the most vulnerable in our society, and she’s clearly the best person for the job.
Congratulations to California advocates! The ERA Coalition applauds California and encourages more states to affirm the 28th Amendment. We encourage each state to audit its statutes and administrative code in light of the Equal Rights Amendment. Stay tuned for more state updates!