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 legislation that will remove the deadline on equality. Meanwhile, the Illinois Attorney General continues to fight in court to ensure the Equal Rights Amendment is affirmed. Thank you Kwame Raoul!
If you live outside of Illinois, after Virginia became the 38th state in January 2020, all eyes are on Utah, Arizona, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Missouri, Louisiana, and Georgia to continue ratification for all 50 states.
In 2022, the resolution numbers are #SJRes1 and #HJRes17. The resolution passed the House and is pending in the Senate. There is also #HRes891 which only needs to pass in the House.
Check out our Toolkit and ERA Syllabus. Onward!