My ERA journey in Missouri

I thought it was time to start documenting the journey I have been on in Missouri for passage of the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. For the 4th year in a row a Senate Resolution Bill has been filed in my state of Missouri. The bright red and conservative nature of my legislature has made this a quite fight. While a year’s worth of advocating has gotten me 250 signatures for my letter to the committee. I speak with women about the importance of this bill and they look at me with blank stares. At a younger age of women activists, I am constantly surprised how little a majority of women know about their history.

I have decided to start documenting the arguments I am given and the basis for which these arguments are incorrect. It is time that this amendment got way more attention then in the past. While in the 1980’s the movement lost great force, I believe that the strong nature of the new generation of feminists, along with the great powers of social media and the internet, that we can once again bring national attention.

The ERA: A Brief Introduction

  • Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
  • Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
  • Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

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