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).
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!