From Zoe Nicholson - VFA's ERA Liaison
"This country needs an equal rights amendment right now, and NOW supports and works toward all strategies to secure its long-overdue ratification," said NOW President Terry O'Neill. "With so many attacks on programs that help women press for equal opportunities and a failure to pass a strong equal pay law last Congress, it's abundantly clear that guaranteeing protection from sex discrimination is not just a moral imperative -- it's urgent."
ERA REPORT FROM ZOE NICHOLSON:
Putting women into the U.S. Constitution will guarantee
equal rights for women and men under the law, and NOW pledges to work for its passage in the 112th Congress. This
International Women's Day, March 8, Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and seven co-sponsors introduced a resolution (H.J.
Res.47) to remove the arbitrary deadline that prevents the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) from becoming part of the
Constitution -- even if three more states ratified it, bringing up the total number to the required 38 states.
It is anticipated that the “start-over” ERA ratification bills will be introduced by Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) during April 2011.
The ERA in the States
Zoe's WebBlog: onlinewithzoe.com