Decades of piecemeal legislation have not brought women equal justice under the law. Only the Equal Rights Amendment can do that. Good News! Illinois, ratified the Equal Rights Amendment! Now what, you ask?
If you are in Illinois, first thank our Illinois congressional delegation members that voted for removing the deadline with H.J.Res 79. The vote was held on February 13, 2020. Next, call our senators. They are both co-sponsors, but the bigger hurdle is to get a vote on S.J.Res.6. All you have to do is say "I am a constituent. Please push for a vote lift the deadline on the Equal Rights Amendment." Then put a reminder on you calendar to call again next week.
Dick Durbin (312) 353-4952
Tammy Duckworth (312) 886-3506
Meanwhile, the Illinois Attorney General filed a lawsuit to ensure the Equal Rights Amendment is affirmed by the courts. Thank you Kwame Raoul!
After Virginia became the 38th state, all eyes are on Utah, Arizona, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Missouri, Louisiana, and Georgia to continue ratification.
Now matter where you live, the 2020 election is about equality. Visit Vote Equality for more details on the election.
While you are here, check out our Toolkit and ERA Syllabus. Onward!