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On Thursday May 12 Representative Bonnie Watson-Coleman (NJ-12) hosted a Special Order Hour on Thursday May 12th to discuss why we need an Equal Rights Amendment and the importance of passage and ratification. She was joined on the House floor by Representative Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) and Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18)...read more


The Equal Rights Amendment:

Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

The Equal Rights Amendment is not in the U.S. Constitution.

May 14, 2015: 

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo counties) introduced H.J. Res. 51, a joint resolution that will remove the deadline and allow for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment...read more

Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) today reintroduced the Equal Rights Amendment along with a bipartisan coalition of 170 cosponsors; HJ Res 52...read more

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