Steps to Ratify the ERA
DONE: 38 States to Ratify
Remove the Deadline for Ratification in the House and Senate
Send it to the Supreme Court
WIN Equal Rights for Women Under the constitution
38 states have ratified. Virginia ratified the ERA in Jan 2020, Illinois ratified the ERA in June 2018. Nevada ratified the Equal Rights Amendment in March 2017. Additionally, several more states are still working to ratify.
Lawsuits have been filed to ensure the Archivist recognizes the ratification. 5 State Atty Generals have challenged the ratification with a lawsuit arguing the deadline has passed. 3 State Atty Generals have filed a lawsuit demanding certification of the amendment. And a coalition of groups have filed a lawsuit to argue the original deadline unconstitutional.
Zonta Clubs across the US are working to help with state level ratification, and to encourage their Senators and House Representatives to cosponsor the bills to remove the deadline for Ratification.
More on the Legal Strategy behind this approach.
The Equal Rights Amendment will guarantee equal status under the law and provide bedrock legal protection when women—or men—face sex discrimination. Protection would cover:
• Lack of equal pay for equal work
• Pregnancy discrimination
• Violence against women
• Other forms of sex discrimination
State laws are not uniform.
and federal laws are not comprehensive.
These laws can be, and often have been, weakened or repealed by a single vote.
38 States are needed, then Congress can remove the deadline. Here is the latest update on the ERA Related Federal Bills in 2019/2020Call YOUR Representative
Senate Resolutions AZ SCR1009 | 2019 | Fifty-fourth Legislature 1st Regular ,
There’s also SCR1006 not sure of the difference
#SCR266 Senate Bill to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Senator Lori Berman
Florida State Representative Dotie Joseph filed #HB209 for Florida to ratify the ERA.
Senate: SR55 1/30/19 Senator Renee Unterman (R-Buford) will announce new legislation to accompany Senate Resolution 55, introduced this week by Senator Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta), that calls on the Georgia Legislature to ratify the U.S. Constitutional Amendment guaranteeing equal treatment for women under the law
House: Joint Resolution H 3340 Sponsors: Reps. Stavrinakis, McCoy, Norrell, Rose, Bernstein and Cogswell
(courtesy of District 11with additions)
A website created by the Alice Paul Institute in collaboration with the ERA Task Force (established 1999 of the National Council of Women”s Organizations, a non-partisan network of more than 200 women”s organizations founded in 1982 in response to the expiration of the deadline for ERA ratification.