Equal Rights Amendment at Long Last Brought to the NY ballot Nov 5

Blog / June 19, 2024

Nov 5 is a monumental day in New York for the permanent protection of Equal Rights! For the first time in history, New Yorkers will get to vote on an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) initiative, one that will put women and equal rights in the state constitution.

The ERA was initially proposed in Congress in 1923,  three years after the ratification of the 19th amendment in an attempt to secure full equality for women. On November 5th, 2024, over a century later, the The New York Equal Protection of Law Amendment will be on the ballot to expand the New York Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause to include: sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, and pregnancy outcomes – further protecting against any government actions that curtail reproductive freedom and access to care.

This ballot, if ratified, would guarantee that the rights affirmed by the U.S. Constitution would be held equally by all citizens. This marks a huge step forward in the fight for protection of our basic rights and freedoms.

It will be a historic vote. Make sure your friends and family are registered and mark your calendars for November 5th, 2024!