Take Action for the ERA



(Updated:  3/23/23)


Through April 2:  Artists for ERA Exhibit – Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Richmond, Virginia

Spring Series:  Supermajority Ed Fund, partnering with Ms. magazine: Launched a special microsite in honor of women’s history month featuring videos illustrated by artist Molly Crabapple, accompanied by op-eds from leaders in the Ed Fund community. Here is the link to the microsite. You can find suggested social media language here.

June 30 – July 2National NOW Conference, Arlington, VA. 


Tell Congress to affirm the Equal Rights Amendment.  (ERA Coalition makes it easy for you to take action by pre-populating your elected officials and giving you a draft message you can personalize!)  As we work toward a vote on SJ Res 4 in the U.S. Senate, we want to ensure we have the bipartisan support of as many members of Congress as possible.  You can help in two ways:

  • Although both Maryland Senators have sponsored (Ben Cardin) and co-sponsored (Chris Van Hollen) the bill, you can help by thanking Senators Murkowski and Collins as co-sponsors and urging friends in the following states to message their US Senators to co-sponsor SJ Res 4:

Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

Joni Ernst (R-IA)

Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)

Mitt Romney (R-UT)

Dan Sullivan (R-AK)

Thom Tillis (R-NC)

Dan Young (R-IN)

  • As of 3/23/23, the following Maryland Representatives have not co-sponsored the House version of the bill (HJ Res 25).  Continue to message these Representatives asking them to cosponsor HJ Res 25.
    • Andy Harris (R-MD-1)
    • Glenn Ivey (D-MD_4)
    • Steny Hoyer (D-MD-5)

Use Zonta USA Fast Action to message the president to publish the ERA.


Senate Committee on the Judiciary Video of Hearing:  “The Equal Rights Amendment: How Congress Can Recognize and Einshine 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. Ferreiro and what the court case means for the ERA moving forward.


Written Testimony/Statements to Senate Committee on the Judiciary ERA Hearing on the ERA (February 28, 2023):

Testimony of Maryland Chapter of National Organization for Women on SJ Res 4

Maryland NOW

ERA Coalition

Equal Rights Amendment North Carolina Alliance

Vote Mama 

ERA Project – Columbia Law School 

Zonta International USA Caucus

National Organization for Women:  Senate Hearing Proves that ERA Should be an Imperative

Newsweek – Alyssa Milano, The ERA Gives Us a Chance to Fix the ERA to Fix the Constitution. We Need to Take it. 

White House: A Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2023  

International Women’s Day at the Wilmette Public Library with Michelle Thorne: Why Should You Care About the ERA  

White House: White House National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality Progress Report  

Ms. Magazine:  There’s a Way to Add the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution—And We Did It 

Washingtonian:  5 Things to Know About Jennifer McClellan, the First Black Woman to Represent Virginia in Congress

Ms. Magazine:  What Congress Should Do on the ERA 

DemocracyNow!:  What Could The US Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing On The ERA Mean For Equality In The US? 

Equality Now:  What Could The US Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing On The ERA Mean For Equality In The US? 

Newsweek:  The ERA Gives Us a Chance to Fix the Constitution. We Need to Take it. 


DemocracyNow!:  Senate Holds Equal Rights Amendment Hearing as U.S. Court Denies Attempt to Include in Constitution 

Murkowski.senate.gov:  Cardin, Murkowski Testify at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment 

The Boston Globe:  Drive for Equal Rights Amendment has not lost its urgency 

New Republic.com: Florida Panel Recommends Forcing Student Athletes to Give Schools Their Menstrual History.  

PoliticoFederal Judge Says Constitutional Right to Abortion May Still Exist, Despite Dobbs

ERA Coalition: Town Hall, January 24 – The ERA Reproductive Factor: Reproductive Rights, Justice and Health.  View the Town Hall Conversation here


Anti-ERA Legislation: Introduced on March 15, 2023 by Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS).  See press releases here and here.

US Conference of Catholic Bishops:  Letter to Senators Opposing the ERA and ERA Background 

The Daily Signal:  Female Leaders, Experts Warn That the Democrat-Led Equal Rights Amendment Will Harm Women 

The American Conservative:  The Equal Rights Amendment Is Still About Punishing Women

The Heritage Foundation:  The Equal Rights Amendment Died Over 40 Years Ago. Democrats Are Trying To Raise It From the Dead.

Catholic Culture:  USCCB warns against implications of Equal Rights Amendment 

Daily Caller:  ‘Radical’: Senate Dems Resurrect Constitutional Amendment Experts Warn Would Gift Massive Wins To The Trans Lobby

National Review:  Senate Judiciary Committee to Ponder Congress’s Non-Existent Power to Revive Long-Dead ERA 

Bloomberg Law:  Equal Rights Amendment Backers Defeated in D.C. Court Appeal (2) 

Fox News.com:  Catholic bishops sound ‘alarm’ on Equal Rights Amendment, saying it will hurt religious freedom 

ABC15News.com:  Athlete rejects claim transgender women competing in women’s sports is a non-issue: ‘Ask us’ 

Fox News.com (4/5/21) Senators James Inhofe and Cindy Hyde Smith – Democrats for ERA: It’s not about empowerment. Here’s what’s really going on