Friday, March 25, 2011

Action Alert: rescind the artificially imposed 1982 deadline on the Equal Rights Amendment

  • January 3, 2011: Justice Scalia spurred action for the ERA when he proclaimed women are not covered under the term “personhood” in the 14th Amendment.
  • March 8, 2011: Representative Tammy Baldwin (WI) and Representative Andrews (NJ) introduced legislation to rescind the artificially imposed June 20, 1982, deadline on the ERA. This would validate the 35 states (including New York) that did ratify and put us 3 states out from full ratification.  Write your Senator and Representative to support the legislation rescinding this deadline. 
  • April 2011:  Representative Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) has announced that she will re-introduce the ERA in the House of Representatives next month. This will begin the fight to pass the ERA in the 112th Congress.  Senator Robert Menendez (NJ) has promised to re-introduce the bill into the Senate following Representative Maloney’s lead.  Contact yourSenator and Representative to urge him/her to support the re-introduction. 
To read more about the status of the ERA, CLICK HERE.

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