It’s a new administration and a new day. It’s time to act NOW to ensure women’s equality is enshrined in our Constitution.
Why we need the ERA:
Even in 2021, women’s equality is not guaranteed in our nation’s founding document. It’s a long overdue change that will make a difference – both symbolically and practically – in the lives of women and girls. The Equal Rights Amendment will guarantee equal rights under the law, regardless of gender. This means equal protection from discrimination under the law.
The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by two-thirds majorities in both the U.S. House and Senate in 1972. In accordance with our Constitution, any amendment must then be ratified by three-fourths of the states, or 38 states. That number was reached last year, when Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the ERA. Let’s act together and demand this long overdue change to affirm legal gender equality, by adopting the 28th Amendment to the Constitution.
3 ways to act NOW:
1. Sign the Petition
Virginia recently became the 38th state to ratify the ERA. Call on President Biden, Vice President Harris and National Archivist, David Ferriero, to certify the full 38 states required for adoption of the ERA as the 28th Amendment to the US Constitution. Simultaneously, bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the new Congress to extend the deadline for ratification. With these actions, we can finally secure the ERA.
2. Send Postcards
Do you already miss sending postcards to voters? Print and send these pre-made cards that call on Biden, Harris, and the National Archivist of the United States to take action to adopt the ERA. All you need is one piece of card stock. Together, let’s call on the new administration to direct the National Archivist to certify Virginia’s ratification, reaching the required 38 states for passage of the 28th Amendment.
3. Email the White House
If you prefer to call or email President Biden, Vice President Harris and National Archivist David Ferriero, reach out now. Keep it simple. State why the ERA is important to you, and ask them to follow-through on their campaign promises to secure an Equal Rights Amendment in our Constitution. Call on the National Archivist to certify Virginia’s ratification.