From the ERA Coalition: Updates from Congress (House and Senate) and the States
- House Resolution 891, which expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the ERA as part of the Constitution is valid. Currently there are 180 co-sponsors. See the Co-Sponsors. and see this target list to learn which Representatives have not signed on as of August 4. Ask your Representative to Sign-on using this letter, and let’s get them signed on before the next meeting on August 18th. We want 218 co-sponsors.
- Join Daily Kos and the ERA Coalition in urging Majority Leader Schumer to schedule a vote on S. J. Res 1, which removes the time limit– Sign the petition here and share it with your networks
- During the discussion, we were reminded of the importance of winning a Congressional vote on bipartisan S.J. 1, which has 53 co-sponsors, including all of the Democrats and two Republican Senators. This level of support sets the ERA up for a reconciliation vote (a procedure that overrides the filibuster Senate rules, which may otherwise require a 60 vote supermajority for passage). We were also reminded that the President has the power to order the publication of the ERA, but this action is sure to result in a series of court cases that will likely end at the Supreme Court, Based on the ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson, this Court would likely issue a ruling that strikes down the Amendment.
- Dr. Colleen Shogan, Women’s Suffrage National Monument Foundation Board Chair, has been nominated by President Biden to serve as Archivist of the U.S.
ERA State Statutes Review Project Update: For anyone interested in state level ERA activities and Constitution Day activities , please reach out to A.J. Conroy at: [email protected]or at: https://calendly.com/state outreach/