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 urge our Illinois congressional delegation members to sign on to SJR4 and HJR25? to affirm that the Equal Rights Amendment is fully ratified. Meanwhile, the Illinois Attorney General continues to fight in court to ensure the Equal Rights Amendment is affirmed. Thank you Kwame Raoul!
Cheers to Senator Dick Durbin for chairing the 2023 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the status of ERA ratification and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton for her attending the hearing to testify for Illinois and all Americans. Read the testimony submitted by ERA Illinois.
Cheers to Rep. Jennifer Gong Gershowitz and Senator Laura Fine for introducing HJR20 in the Illinois General Assembly, which calls on President Biden to publish the ERA and Congress to affirm the ERA as fully ratified. resolution is now before the Senate. Is your state senator a co-sponsor yet? Check the Illinois General Assembly website.
If you live outside of Illinois, all eyes are on Utah, Arizona, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Missouri, Louisiana, and Georgia to continue ratification for all 50 states.
Check out our Toolkit and ERA Syllabus. Onward!