The EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT
“Section 1: Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
Section 2: The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Section 3: This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.”
It’s been awhile. Alice Paul wrote the Equal Rights Amendment and introduced it to Congress in 1923. Alice was a member of the National Women’s Party and a women’s rights activist with 3 law degrees!
Section 1 of the Amendment may be the most important 24 words in our lifetime.
Section 2 empowers Congress to make laws to enforce the amendment.
Section 3 activates the amendment 2 years after ratification.
The 38th and last state(3/4 of the states) to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment was Virginia on January 27, 2020. Thursday, January 27, 2022 is the 2 year anniversary for the ratification!
Major women’s groups are celebrating January 27th in Washington, D.C. tomorrow, recognizing that a few issues must be resolved to finalize the Amendment.
Article 5 of the Constitution requires two events for an amendment to become part of the Constitution:
The issues holding up the 28th Amendment to the Constitution:
In anticipation of success, the ERA Project at Columbia School of Law has published an updated US Constitution which includes the Equal Rights Amendment. You can purchase a copy here: www.mprint.pub.
You can follow the festivities tomorrow by registering.
9am news conference: You can register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h9ft1TbuSryA4SJ-VjMo6A
12 Noon ET events:
More info: http://www.eracoalition.org/jan27
To watch on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/Zmhd6vJW
To watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hILLB85xZPY
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ld-irrDMoGt0WStMHkd9NxSnbTo60F2q3
Have a great day, Elizabeth
1/26/2022 11:02:22 pm
AMAZING. Thank you for this clear, concise, potent reminder of both the history and the magnitude of the ERA and the long journey to this moment. And thank you for all you do (so very much) to make sure that the promise of all of the work of so many, across generations, is fulfilled.
1/27/2022 11:07:23 am
Your comment will be posted after it is approved.
Leave a Reply.