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TAKE ACTION: Petition the Obama Administration to Fully Engage in Efforts to Ratify the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, ethics, constitution, freedoms, usa, women, human rights, equality )

Beverly
- 555 days ago - wh.gov
It is time our Constitution protects the rights of women, and women need and deserve active participation in ERA advocacy from the White House.



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Beverly M. (90)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:04 pm
There are currently 35 states that have ratified the ERA and legal analysis suggests we may need just three more states for women to have equal rights under our Constitution. We ask you to support our efforts nationwide, particularly in the states that have not yet ratified the ERA: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, N. Carolina, Oklahoma, S. Carolina, Utah, and Virginia. We also ask you to place your full support behind Congressional legislation to eliminate deadlines on the original 1972 ERA.

Though the petition required 25,000 signatures as of now there are 31,519 signatures (including mine).
 

Beverly M. (90)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:08 pm
The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by Congress on March 22, 1972 and sent to the states for ratification by both houses of their state legislatures. A proposed amendment becomes part of the Constitution when approved by three-fourths (38) of the 50 states.

During the next five years, 35 states approved the amendment. By the Congressionally imposed deadline of June 30, 1982, however, no additional states had voted yes, and the ERA fell three states short of ratification.

40+ years later the remaining 15 states still haven't ratified the Equal Rights Amendment: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Virginia.

 

Freya H. (314)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:09 pm
It's never too late to do this! (And Pat Robertson can take his B.S. about women becoming lesbians, practicing witchcraft, etc. and shove it where shineth not the sun.)
 

Beverly M. (90)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:15 pm
Oh my Goddess Freya, you are hilarious!!! And I totally agree wholeheartedly!
 

Myriam Derome (1)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:25 pm
Signed and noted. Also, what in the world is this doing not already, well, amended?
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:37 pm

Ladies we need three states, and ERA becomes the law of the land.

Equal Rights Amendment

Section 1. Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or 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.

The Equal Rights Amendment was written in 1921 by suffragist Alice Paul. It has been introduced in Congress every session since 1923. It passed Congress in the above form in 1972, but was not ratified by the necessary thirty-eight states by the July 1982 deadline. It was ratified by thirty-five states.
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:42 pm

31,522 --- Because of the nonsense after the election I think these petitions now require 100,00 signatures. There are more than 100,00 women that would sign if they knew this petition was around. Tweeted and posted on Facebook.
 

Jason Flint (5)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:54 pm
signed and noted
 

Stuart Thomas (519)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 9:40 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted.

Thank you for the posting, Beverly.
 

Mary T. (321)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 10:14 pm
Thank you Beverly - Signed & noted
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 7:19 am
Petition already reached it's goal. Meaning....get this EPA done.
Come on States, let's not forget this unfinished business, particularly in the light of all the legislative attacks against women rights.

Sad State of Affairs in this Country that since 1921, almost 100 years, and this still isn't done.
 

Ben Oscarsito (357)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 10:46 am
Sorry, I don't want to create a whitehouse.gov account...
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 2:06 pm
petition signed
 

Patricia Long (1)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 6:07 pm
Shared and noted, thanks.
 

Loretta E. (48)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 7:22 pm
K
 

Sandra Patterson (61)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 8:56 pm
signed and noted,ty
 

Carole K. (200)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 9:08 pm
Noted & signed. TY, Beverly!
 

Jim Phillips (3202)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 9:29 pm
Petition signed.

Total signatures on this petition
31,558
Pass the word on to your friends, relatives. Way past time to get the ERA ratified and passed.

Ty, Beverly.
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Beverly M. (90)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 9:32 pm
Stayed up until 4:30 this morning posting it all over Facebook ~ here's hoping we get those signatures as this petition does require 100,000 signatures as Kit pointed out.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 10:58 pm
Noted and signed.
 

jeanne schreurs (204)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:11 am
I would have signed but I'm no-USA.
I'm shocked that this law isn't passed in ALL USA for many years.
I wish you good luck with this and hope this matter will soon has settled.
I thank everyone who takes care of this.
 

Scott haakon (4)
Friday June 21, 2013, 8:02 am
This is not a good idea as the statistics are in error. Many women take time out and come back to the work force of course they will make less that a person working those years.
 

Sheila D. (26)
Friday June 21, 2013, 3:17 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Beverly.
 

Natalie V. (27)
Friday June 21, 2013, 3:29 pm
noted / signed
 

Debra Tate (17)
Friday June 21, 2013, 5:44 pm
signed and noted
 

Birgit W. (152)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:15 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

ellen m. (222)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 3:40 am
Petition signed, shared and tweeted..
And Kit's correct, all petitions now require 100K signatures...this one has me a bit confused, as I thought there was also a time limit, and this goes back to January.
Oh well, it's still open so lets keep sharing!
 

Teresa GarcĂ­a (39)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:00 am
Done! :)
 

Marija Mohoric (47)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:33 am
n&s, tks
 

James Maynard (68)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:58 am
S&N&FB - Can't believe this still isn't law.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 2:32 pm
"You've already signed this petition." There are presently 31,679 signatures. Noted. Thanks, Beverly.
 

Beverly M. (90)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 5:10 pm
Current count 31,682.
 

. (1)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 11:59 pm
N&S. Thanks!
 

Diane K. (132)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 5:29 am
Signed. thank you
 

Hugo L. (264)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 12:35 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Beverly
 

Emma S. (228)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 6:26 am
Done! Thanks, Beverly.
 

Frances Darcy (225)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 4:30 pm
done
 
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