Daily Call to Action – Call to Demand equal pay for equal work
RATIFY THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), first introduced in 1923, is a proposed constitutional amendment that prohibits denying or limiting equality of rights under the law based on sex. Unlike many other nations’ constitutions, the US Constitution does not specifically guarantee equal rights for all citizens regardless of sex. The ERA would finally enshrine protections against sex discrimination in our Constitution, an important safeguard against recent congressional attempts to reverse legislative prohibitions on sex discrimination. The ERA would also require courts to apply strict scrutiny when assessing policies that allow for differential treatment based on sex.
When Congress approved the ERA in 1972, only 35 of the required 38 states ratified it by the 1982 deadline, and the ERA failed to pass. Now, Democrats in both chambers of Congress have introduced bills to remove the old deadline. If Congress passes the new bills, only three more states will need to vote in favor of the ERA in order to establish landmark constitutional protections against sex discrimination.
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Call this office:
Anthony G. Brown D-MD
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from ___________________________.
I’m calling to ask Rep. Anthony G. Brown to support [H.R.Res 53 in the House / S.J.Res 5 in the Senate], which would remove the 1982 deadline to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Now is the time to establish strong legal protections in our Constitution against sex-based discrimination.
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