Author Archives: Roberta Madden

Listen to ERA advocates testify in Virginia legislative committee

The advocates, working with legislative supporters, forced a “show of hands” vote in the Senate Committee. Protesters can be heard in this footage. Please listen carefully to all the testimony by the advocates as to the issues that came up … Continue reading

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Oprah’s Great Speech at the Golden Globes

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Unbelievably, women still don’t have equal rights in the Constitution

by Jessica Neuwirth for The Los Angeles Times The current wave of female rage started with the Women’s March on Washington: millions of women coming together and rising up around the country, even around the world. Now it’s #MeToo — … Continue reading

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More municipalities join call to put women in the Constitution

  NEWS RELEASE FROM THE ERA-NC ALLIANCE Durham, NC – From the mountains to the coast, many municipalities and counties are now on record with their support for North Carolina’s ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The City Councils … Continue reading

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New ERA initiative begun by actor Kamala Lopez

Kamala Lopez, writer and producer of the movie Equal Means Equal writes: Women in the U.S. don’t have equal rights. Yup. No equal rights in the U.S. Constitution. The Equal Rights Amendment never passed. This means that women currently don’t … Continue reading

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ERA Advocates send 13,728 Messages to Legislative Committee Members

=From the state NOW Legislative Report: ERA UPDATE Both ERA bills S85 and H102 remain unheard in their respective Rules Committees. However, significant progress was made in lobbying efforts by organizations with an interest in the passage of the ERA. … Continue reading

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Truthout Article on New ERA Efforts in NC, Elsewhere

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/40272-trump-s-sexism-provokes-new-effort-to-pass-the-era  

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Congressional legislation to eliminate ERA deadline–an analysis

S.J.Res. 5: A joint resolution removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment. GovTrack’s Summary 134 nations contain constitutional provisions guaranteeing gender equality under the law. 80 percent of Americans incorrectly believe the U.S. Constitution already does. It does not. … Continue reading

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A timely alert, courtesy of AAUW of NC

Please take 2 minutes to respond to this alert, which urges legislators to move the ERA out of committee and onto the floor for a vote. Copy this onto your browser, then just provide your address and click on the … Continue reading

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