July 7, 2020 VoteERA.org filed an Amicus Brief in support of the Plaintiffs (in support of the Federal ERA) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, STATE OF ILLINOIS, and STATE OF NEVADA, Plaintiffs, v.
DAVID S. FERRIERO, in his official capacity as Archivist of the United States, Defendant.
After Virginia became the final and 38th state to ratify the federal ERA IN January 2020, the National Archivist who publishes, certifies and declares when a new constitutional amendment has been ratified has refused to complete this process for the ERA.
JOIN TO HELP PASS THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
The Federal ERA was introduced in Congress in 1923 and has been introduced every year since. Women still do not have equality in the U.S. Constitution.
"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 Equal Rights Amendment was written in 1923 by Alice Paul who said "I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality."
Suffragist Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) Interview, February 1974
Alice Paul said women gaining the right to vote was only the first step in full equality.
VoteERA.org working for citizens in Oregon
2014 VoteERA.org created the ERA initiative amending the Oregon Constitution with women's equality. Oregon voters passed the Oregon ERA overwhelmingly. Read more