Equal Rights Amendment Briefing/Lobby Day
Start: Monday, January 23, 2017•10:00 AM
End: Monday, January 23, 2017• 1:00 PM
Equal Rights Amendment Briefing and Lobby Visit
There is no protection against gender discrimination in the U.S. Constitution without a ratified Equal Rights Amendment.
92% of Americans polled believe there should be gender equality in the Constitution, and 72% believe it is already in place.
Contrary to popular belief, the Equal Rights Amendment, passed overwhelmingly by both houses of Congress, with bipartisan support, in 1972, was never fully ratified by the states. 35 of the required 38 states have ratified. Without a ratified Equal Rights Amendment, the U. S. Supreme Court has refused to hear cases regarding gender discrimination.
Join Us on Monday, January 23rd for an update on where we currently stand on ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.
Invited - Sen. Ben Cardin (MD)
Invited - Rep. Jackie Speier (CA14)
Betty Folliard, President, ERA Minnesota
Andrea Miller, Founder and Executive Director, People Demanding Action
Eileen Davis, co-Founder, Women-Matter.org
Madison Kimrey, Political Activist from North Carolina
Jamila Bey, journalist and radio show host in Washington, DC
Kamala Lopez, Activist, blogger, actress, producer, and director