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NATIONAL EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF NEW ERA RESOLUTION BEFORE U.S. CONGRESS--The Cure for The Anti-Woman Campaign
St. Petersburg FL--On March 8--International Women's Day, The 300,000-member National ERA celebrates the first anniversary of the filing by Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin of HJRes47.
This bill is intended to speed passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) that barely missed passing by three states' ratification votes. The ERA is declared "still viable and contemporaneous" by several constitutional lawyer sources.
The seven states now routinely filing ERA bills are said to welcome HJRes 47 as it proposes removal of any time limit from the original ERA Proposing Clause so that when three states ratify ERA, it would pass directly into the United States Constitution.
Sandy Oestreich, who leads ratification legislation in Florida for the past twelve years says, "ERA passage would up-end the current 'War Against Women'."
While it supports both bills, the National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance claims that HJRes 47 is an attractive, quicker alternative to the Maloney-Menendez "start-all-over" Congressional bills.
Oestreich says her organization is single-issue, nonpartisan, non-sexist, and non-profit. "Though the Equal Rights Amendment itself does not regulate same-sex or abortion, we are making a strong stand against the legislative 'War Against Women' now raging across the nation. It is clearly an example of hate speech and sex discrimination. Nothing but an ERA will make that a violation of the U.S. Constitution:
'Equality under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.'/gender."
Sandy Oestreich is Founder-President of National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance; former elected official; Professor Emerita, Adelphi Univ., NY; Co-author, internationally distributed pharmacology reference text; Profiled in Feminists Who Changed America; Recipient, League of Women Voters Susan B. Anthony award, "Failure is Impossible".