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Republicans Block Senate Vote on ERA—But Advocates Vow to Continue the Fight

By Roxy Szal and Oliver C. Haug The Senate on Thursday had its first vote on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 40 years. At a press conference after the Thursday vote, advocates and lawmakers vowed to not give up the fight for the ERA. (ERA Coalition / Twitter) Republican…

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Strengthening Our Economy Through the Equal Rights Amendment & Equality for All

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) has been a topic of debate for decades. The amendment was first introduced in 1923 and seeks to guarantee equal rights under the law regardless of sex. Despite the continued push for the amendment it has yet to be published in the U.S. Constitution, despite…

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The Intersection of Gender and Race: How the Equal Rights Amendment Advances Racial Justice

The Equal Rights Amendment: A Step Toward Racial Justice The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would guarantee equal rights and protections under the law for all citizens, regardless of gender. Although the amendment has not yet been added to the Constitution,…

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The Equal Rights Amendment And Why It Matters

Alice Paul. Public Domain. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would guarantee equal rights under the law for all citizens regardless of their gender. The amendment was first proposed in 1923 by suffragist leaders Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman, and it…

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Why The ERA Is More Important Than Ever

Episode 95 of the Broken Law Podcast The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was first introduced in 1923. 100 years later, with 38 states having ratified it, should it be considered the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution? Lindsay Langholz speaks with Kathleen Sullivan about the status of the ERA and…

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ICYMI, the Senate Just Held Its First ERA Hearing in 40 Years

By Roxy Szal and Carrie N. Baker On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the Senate Judiciary Committee held the first Senate committee hearing on the ERA since 1984. (Senator Ben Cardin / Twitter) On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)—the first Senate…

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Ignoring Precedent: Stop Making Women’s Equality a Political Question Mark

By Don. W. Wilson and Lisa Sales January 27, 2022 (Lisa Sales pictured center.) On January 27, 2022, standing before the White House in below freezing temperatures just as the suffragists had done in 1917, Americans marked the two-year anniversary of ratification of the ERA, which states: “Equality of rights under the law shall…

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Protecting Queer Youth: Why Title IX is Not Enough, but the ERA Is!

By Caitlin Rich This September, the public comment period on proposed Title IX changes ended. The Department of Education will now consider more than 235,000 comments before issuing their final regulations. Many of the comments concern the rules’ interpretation of “sex-based” discrimination, which the Department has said includes discrimination based on sexual…

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I Believe in Equal Rights: The Story of My Auntie

By Ashanti I think protesting is a good way to express how you feel about your community, and it is a tool to get people to come together. My auntie really believes in protesting and believes everyone should have equal rights. When everyone feels equal, it is better for the…

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Equality for Women of Color

By Carolyn Since the overturning of Roe V. Wade, it is clear that people are showing their true colors. This decision directly affects women of color, and will affect them more, because of a lack of resources these women face, and how they are treated on a day-to-day basis... Read…

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