PDA ERA Action

The Equal Rights Amendment would provide blanket protection to women for all time. State laws can be overturned and repealed, thus reversing positive strides and eroding the rights and freedoms women should already have. As it stands, women do not have constitutional protection when it pertains to sexual and gender discrimination, fair and equal pay and the guarantee of a fair and balanced trial when a woman is raped—including women in the military.

The arguments against the ERA have been weak and demonstrate a resistance toward progress as well as the intent to legislate inequality. America is one of the few industrialized nations that has not yet recognized its women as equals. It is now time to do the right thing and move our country forward.

"Every Constitution written since the end of World War II includes a provision that men and women are citizens of equal stature. Ours does not."
~ Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Did you know that most people believe that the Equal Rights Amendment passed? Historically the bill was passed by Congress and signed by the President; however Constitutional amendments must be ratified by a super majority of states (38 currently). The ERA was only ratified by 35 states. The following states have yet to ratify the ERA:



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Re: Digest for pda...@googlegroups.com - 1 Message in 1 Topic Sandy Oestreich 10/31/13
SJ15 and HR 43 rousingtherabble 10/30/13
Re: Digest for pda...@googlegroups.com - 1 Message in 1 Topic Sandy Oestreich 6/30/13
Rise Up! Shoulder to Shoulder for the Equal Rights Amendment Tammy Simkins 6/27/13
Thunderclap - Planned for July 21st Andrea Miller 6/25/13
Fwd: PICS AAUW NAT CONV,-ERA PANEL 6/2013 Sandy Oestreich 6/21/13
Re: Digest for pda...@googlegroups.com - 1 Message in 1 Topic Sandy Oestreich 6/18/13
Congressional Organizing Andrea Miller 6/17/13
Re: Digest for pda...@googlegroups.com - 1 Message in 1 Topic Sandy Oestreich 6/8/13
Maybe you'd be interested in this copy of our Talking Points Sandy Oestreich 6/7/13
Hi, does our PDA utilize this group efforts Sandy Oestreich 6/6/13
Some info from Sandy Krystal Ransome 6/5/13
Tools to be added for ERA State Pages Andrea Miller 6/2/13
Sandy Oestreich 6/1/13
Legislative Tools Andrea Miller 5/31/13
White House Google Hangouts Tammy Simkins 5/31/13
#IMAH tweet if the day Tammy Simkins 5/31/13
State Organizing Andrea Miller 5/30/13
Regarding the Rumour that SJ Res 15 was on hold Andrea Miller 5/30/13