This message is from the Deborah Turner, Board President, League of Women Voter: US (LWVUS).
What better way to commemorate Women’s History Month than by adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the constitution.
The ERA offers protection for all genders. One hundred years in the making, this is a crucial amendment whose time has come. It has been ratified by the required 38 states and is held back only by an ambiguous and legally questionable deadline imposed when it was passed 49 years ago.
Honor Women's History Month by helping make history. Tell Congress to remove the ERA ratification deadline.
“We need the ERA because our nation must close the book once and for all on the idea that equality of rights is a debatable issue. Because a constitution is not only a set of legal protections: it is a proclamation of a nation’s values.”
—Deborah Turner, Board President, League of Women Voters of the United States
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