You bet your Ass it is within our reach!
Who knew? Phyllis knew and she was out there still fightin it. Phyllis Stewart Schlafly (born August 15, 1924, in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American conservative political activist known for her opposition to feminism.
Read all about it!
New Drive Afoot to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 28, 2007; Page A01
Federal and state lawmakers have launched a new drive to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, reviving a feminist goal that faltered a quarter-century ago when the measure did not gain the approval of three-quarters of the state legislatures.
And have we heard about any of this?- NO! Ok ladies they hid it from us since 2007- but Debbie – a friend of mine found it. And I am here to tell you that we can do something about it. Success is within our reach. So what are we waiting for ladies? Let’s roll! NOW!
I will be launching an all out effort to get us to get the signatures needed in those states – let’s get er done ladies! This is our year! I will need help – Let’s put a group together and get to work.
“Equality of rights under the law shall not be
denied or abridged by the United States or
by any state on account of sex.”
The U.S. Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, but it set a seven year time limit for ratification. During this time 38 states needed to ratify the amendment. Congress later added a three year extension, but by June 30, 1982 the amendment was three states short of full ratification. Then in 1992, Congress added the Madison Amendment to the Constitution. The Madison Amendment was passed by Congress in 1789. The ratification of this 27th amendment, 203 years after it was passed by Congress, set a precedent which, when applied to the Equal Rights Amendment, means that the ERA is still legally viable and before the states. According to this legal opinion, Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress full ratification can be achieved once three more states ratify the ERA.
.Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia
ERA resolutions introduced in 2007:
There are also active ERA campaigns in
Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.