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Equal Rights Amendment

The League of Women Voters US supported the passing of the Equal Rights Amendment legislation in 1972 and continues to support passage of the bill.  Now that the necessary 38 states have ratified, Congress must eliminate the original deadline.  A joint resolution was introduced in Congress to do just that. The LWVHC ERA Committee continues to research the issues and educate the public. For further information or to join this committee or be part of the ERA NC Alliance Action Team in Henderson County, please contact the ERA Team chair. (LWVHC is one of 19 groups in the ERA NC Alliance.)

 

See this brief Youtube video "Equal Means Equal"

 

ERA:What Happens Now?

LWVUS created a blog post explaining the back ground and next steps for the Equal Rights Amendment now that Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the amendment.  Leagues are encouraged to use this resource to field questions about the ERA's next steps.

 

 

 

Resolution for ERA Alliance

LWVHC Board approved this Resolution in support of NC ratifying the ERA on February 21, 2019.

ERA Bill Support Breaks Record

Read about it HERE