ERA in the News

Young Women Vow to Carry the Equal Rights Amendment Across the Finish Line

Ms. Magazine - July 26, 2022 

  • An inspiring look at the tireless efforts of youth-led organizations in support of the ERA, including Generation Ratify, the Feminist Front and the Ruth Project 

 

Read the full article here. 


The states have ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. Democrats should take it over the finish line

AlterNet - June 14, 2022 

  • An article urging swift and bold action on passage of the ERA 
  • Lays out in detail the possible hurdles to achieving passage, as well as possible solutions 
  • Click here to read the full article.
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Letter to Majority Leader Schumer

ERA Coalition 

  • A public letter urging Senate Majority Leader Schumer to schedule a vote on SJ Res 1, a bill to remove the time limit from the Equal Rights Amendment 
  • Please add your name to show your support!  

Click here to sign.


OPINION: Oregonians strongly back equality for girls and women

Portland Tribune - June 8, 2022

  • This article examines some interesting data collected by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center on gender equality, in particular relating to Title IX

OPINION: Oregonians strongly back equality for girls and women


Women of Distinction: Carol Jenkins on using communications to drive change

PR Week - June 9, 2022

  • Equal Rights Amendment Coalition president Carol Jenkins at the 2022 PR Week Women of Distinction Awards
  • Discusses the importance of communications work in raising awareness of the ERA, as well as Jenkins’ personal advice on avoiding burn-out

Women of Distinction: Carol Jenkins on using communications to drive change


85 Percent of Voters Want Congress to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment

Truthout, June 3, 2022

  • An article providing a more in-depth look at the polling data presented in the recent Data for Progress report

85 Percent of Voters Want Congress to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment


Fifty Years Later, Voters Support Passing the Equal Rights Amendment

Data for Progress, June 2, 2022

  • An interesting and comprehensive examination of information collected by Data for Progress on general knowledge and support of the ERA among Americans
  • Includes links to all related polls

Fifty Years Later, Voters Support Passing the Equal Rights Amendment


Alyssa Milano: Biden Must Do More to Protect Abortion Rights

The Daily Beast, May 31, 2022

  • An urgent plea to President Biden calling for the immediate ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in the face of the current assault on reproductive and gender rights
  • Includes a short but extremely enlightening video covering the history of abortion restriction in the United States, narrated by actress and activist Alyssa Milano herself

Click here to read the full article.


Equality: A Message to my Daughters

CityWatch, May 19, 2022

  • A great piece which details the history of the Equal Rights Amendment, up to and including its current status in Congress
  • Includes a short biography of Victoria Woodhull, whose contribution to women’s suffrage was very important, but often overlooked

"Having rather outspoken female family members – no surprise here- we have continued the discussions.  I asked them if they were aware of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).  Both daughters and grand daughters looked at me blankly until I realized, it was introduced in 1972. "   

Click here to read the full article.


Last-Minute Bid to Save Right to Abortion Comes via ERA Lawsuits

Bloomberg Law - May 20, 2022

  • Details the lawsuits by the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust in Michigan, Rhode Island and New York 
  • Includes links to the actual text of each lawsuit for reference

"The threat of a Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade has spurred a trio of new lawsuits seeking state court recognition of the Equal Rights Amendment—a last-minute effort to preempt that anti-Roe ruling by forcing the high court to factor new constitutional language into its decision..."

Click here to read the full article