Although the majority of senators voted on April 27th in favor of SJ Res 4, the resolution to recognize the ERA as the 28th Amendment, it did not gain the required 60 votes required to pass. But the ERA is NOT DEAD! There is a similar resolution in the House, H.J. Res 25. Take this action to reach out to congress members and tell them to take the necessary actions to recognize the ERA as the 28th Amendment!
Surprisingly, the US Constitution does not guarantee equality on the basis of sex and equal rights for women. After 100 years of campaigning, congress has the power to change that.
Join our campaign to enshrine the Equal Rights Amendment in the constitution by calling on members of the House of Representatives to vote in favor of HJ Res 25 to recognize the equal rights amendment officially as the 28th Amendment.
When Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 1972, they attached an arbitrary deadline to it, which is not required by the Constitution. 100 years after it was first introduced, and despite meeting all constitutional requirements necessary to become the 28th amendment, including ratification by 38 states, the ERA has yet to be added to the United States Constitution.
Reach out to congress members, and ask them to sign on as co-sponsors to HJ Res 25. Urge Congress to act to show there is no deadline on equality!
Resolution Text HJ Res 25 : Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstanding any time limit contained in House Joint Resolution 208, 92d Congress, as agreed to in the Senate on March 22, 1972, the article of amendment proposed to the States in that joint resolution is valid to all intents and purposes as part of the United States Constitution having been ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States.