CURRENT AND UPCOMING
June 24: Women’s March; Join the Women’s March for a Day of Action in Washington, DC and around the country one year after the Dobbs decision
June 30 – July 2: NOW National Conference, “We Won’t Stop: Organizing Until Equity for All,” Arlington, VA
July 21-22: ERA Centennial Convention, Seneca Falls, NY – Hosted by Equal Rights Action, Columbia Law School’s ERA Project and Generation Ratify; Join Maryland NOW, Vote Equality, and American Association of University Women of Maryland for a road trip to Seneca Falls to commemorate the 100 year long struggle to ratify and affirm the ERA.
July 29: American Association of University Women Maryland Summer Conference, “The Equal Rights Amendment – Then and Now,” Churchville, MD – Maryland NOW ERA Task Force Chair Mary Ann Gorman will be speaking on direct actions Marylanders can take to further the advancement of the ERA.
A CALL TO ACTION
Continue to message Representative Harris asking him to cosponsor HJ Res 25.As we work toward a second vote on the Senate version of the bill to affirm the ERA (SJ Res 4), we want to ensure we have the bipartisan support of as many members of Congress as possible. As of 5/22/23, SJ Res 4 has 53 cosponsors, including both Maryland senators, Ben Cardin (sponsor) and Chris Van Hollen.You can help in two ways: thank current cosponsors of SJ Res 4 and urge friends in other states to message their US senators to cosponsor SJ Res 4.Roll Call of Senate Vote on SJ Res 4Thank current cosponsors of SJ Res 4, especially: Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
Urge friends in the following states to message their US senators to cosponsor SJ Res 4: Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Steve Daines (R- MT), John Barrasso (R-WY)
We’d love to have the entire delegation join. They (or their staffers, more likely) can sign up by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/9hWHoDPCMS9cgjgf7Learn more about ERA Caucus’ goals: https://pressley.house.gov/2023/03/28/pressley-bush-launch-first-ever-congressional-equal-rights-amendment-caucus/
HEARINGS, OPINIONS, AND DECISIONS
Senate Committee on the Judiciary Video of Hearing: “The Equal Rights Amendment: How Congress Can Recognize and Enshine Equality in Our Constitution”.
DC Court of Appeals Opinion dismissing the complaint of Nevada and Illinois that the Archivist had a duty to certify and publish the ERA. Click here for Columbia Law School ERA Project’s thorough FAQ on the District Court’s decision in the case of Illinois v. Ferriero and what the court case means for the ERA moving forward.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT …
Written Testimony/Statements to Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing on the ERA (February 28, 2023):
ERA Coalition: Equality Talks Podcasts:
Aarush Santoshi, Generation Ratify (6/13/23)
Brennan Center for Justice: Gender Equality Under State Constitutions (6/13/23)
101.9 JACK FM: Walz signs Equal Rights Amendment resolution to Congress (5/27/23)
People’s World: Right-wingers block Equal Rights Amendment vote (5/16/23)
Richmond Times Dispatch: Questions linger after U.S. Senate failed to remove ERA deadline (5/8/23)
South Florida Sun Sentinel: Florida’s six-week abortion ban violates my Catholic values (opinion) (5/2/23)
National Organization for Women: Feminist State of the Union with Christian Nunes, NOW President, and Special Guest Hillary Rodham Clinton (video) (4/27/23)
Reuters: US Equal Rights Amendment blocked again, a century after introduction (4/27/23)
ABC News: Equal Rights Amendment blocked by GOP: ‘We will keep fighting’, Lisa Ann Walter (video) (4/27/23)
Washington Post: Latest push to revive Equal Rights Amendment fails in Senate (4/27/23)
CNN: Senate Fails to Advance Equal Rights Amendment Resolution (4/27/23)
CBS News: Alyssa Milano on Senate failure to pass Equal Rights Amendment (video) (4/27/23)
ERA Coalition: Press Conference post SJRes 4 Vote (video) (4/27/23)
National Education Association: NEA Urges Senate to Ratify Equal Rights Amendment (4/26/23)
Forbes: White Throws Support Behind Equal Rights Amendment (video) (4/26/23)
Ms. Magazine: The Dobbs Decision Could Erode Other Women’s Rights – Making the ERA More Important Than Ever (4/25/23)
Ms. Magazine: Ahead of the First ERA Senate Vote in 40 Years, a Nationwide Petition Launches (4/24/23)
American Constitution Society (Podcast): Episode 95: Why the ERA is More Important than Ever (3/28/23)
National Organization for Women: Senate Hearing Proves that ERA Should be an Imperative (2/28/23)
Roberta W. Francis, ERA Education Consultant, Alice Paul Institute: ERA – Frequently Asked Questions
Equality Now: What Could The US Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing On The ERA Mean For Equality In The US? (2/27/23)
Pressley.house.gov: PRESSLEY, DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CAUCUS HAIL SENATE HEARING ON EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT (2/28/23)
The Boston Globe: Drive for Equal Rights Amendment has not lost its urgency (2/27/23)
WHAT IS THE OPPOSITION SAYING?
CNN.com: Opinion: It’s past time for women to give up on the ghost of equality (5/6/23)
National Review: Schumer Links Equal Rights Amendment to Abortion (4/28/23)
US Conference of Catholic Bishops: Letter to Senators Opposing the ERA and ERA Background (2/27/23)
The American Conservative: The Equal Rights Amendment Is Still About Punishing Women (2/25/23)
National Review: Senate Judiciary Committee to Ponder Congress’s Non-Existent Power to Revive Long-Dead ERA (2/27/23)
Bloomberg Law: Equal Rights Amendment Backers Defeated in D.C. Court Appeal (2) (2/28/23)