Zonta USA + THE ERA COALITION CELEBRATE PASSAGE OF ERA Deadline Bill

Bipartisan passage of HJRes17 to remove the deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment in the House; ERA Coalition and allies ready for Senate push for full ratification

 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 – (New York, NY) – The ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) Coalition today celebrated the bipartisan passage of H.J. Resolution 17, legislation that removes the time limit to ratify the equal rights amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The ERA Coalition livestreamed throughout the floor speeches and vote with appearances by Chairman Nadler (D-N.Y) and Rep. Speier (D.-Calif.) along with advocates and coalition partners. Following the vote of 222-204, the Coalition released the following statements:

Carol Jenkins, CEO and President of the ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality said: “The House’s quick, bipartisan passage of the time limit removal bill on the Equal Rights Amendment shows that women’s equality is a priority for this Congress, and that it should not have a time limit. We’re grateful to Representatives Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) for their co-sponsorship, and to Speaker Pelosi (D-Calif.) for her leadership in getting this through the House. We’re looking forward to our next step on the way to equality for all – passage in the Senate.”

Read the full Statement at ERACoalition