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Alyssa Milano @Alyssa_Milano
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Did you know women are not guaranteed equal justice under the law of our Constitution? True story. That’s why in 1923 the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in congress.

#7in10forRoe #ERAnow

"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 proposes an amendment to the US Constitution guaranteeing equal rights for all citizens regardless of sex. Equal means equal.

Lack of recognition of women’s equality in the Constitution perpetuates the belief that women are ‘less than’ which leads to unequal treatment, abuses of power, sexual harassment, misconduct and assault.

The Equal Rights Amendment is also an economic issue. And it is proven that when women earn more it helps stimulates the economy. Gender equality would boost the economy by over 4.3 trillion over a decade

The ERA would provide legal protection against rolling back the advances in women's rights that have been achieved since the mid–20th century.

And by the way, right now discriminatory laws are being enacted in many states.

#ERAnow #7in10forRoe
The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by Congress in 1972 and sent to the states for ratification. Ratification is just a fancy word for making something officially valid.

It was ratified by 35 of the necessary 38 states.

The obligatory #ERA deadline was extended from 1979 to 1982.

Opposition stopped more state ratifications.

Every year since 1982 the Equal Rights Amendment has been introduced in the House and Senate but it has never again been voted on by Congress. #ERAnow
But wait! Nevada ratified the ERA 35 years past the obligatory deadline. Which means, if we can get the obligatory deadline extended again, we only need two more states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. #ERAnow
Here are the states that did NOT ratify the Equal Rights Amendment: AL, AZ, AR, FL, GA, IL, LA, MS, MO, NC, OK, SC, UT, VA.

If you live in one of these states, please contact your lawmakers and demand #ERAnow.
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