The Equal Rights Amendment is the audacious effort to ensure that all women are legally protected in the Constitution of the United States. It takes 38 states to ratify an amendment to the Constitution. In the 1970’s we came close. 35 states voted for ratification. In the past two years, Nevada and Illinois ratified. Earlier this year, Virginia became the historic 38th state, triggering a legal battle.
Where will Utah stand?
It’s essential that we step up for the legal equality of women. Two polls this year revealed that over 70% of Utahns support ratification of the ERA. So far, the Utah Legislature has been unwilling to act, but our voices must remain steadfast. Use your voice and your vote to remove the remaining barriers to women’s full equality. In 2020, the legal equality of all humans, no matter their sex, is no longer up for debate.
Utah will not stand back and watch history being made. We are descendants of women who gave everything to win the vote, not once, but twice. And the next thing they did was write the ERA. Our collective voices will decisively push their efforts over the finish line. Join in with Equality Utah and the Utah ERA Coalition in support of the 28th Amendment, the Equal Rights Amendment.
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