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100 Years After Equal Rights Amendment First Introduced, Advocates March From White House To Congress Calling On Leaders to Affirm and Publish ERA

Washington, DC –– Today, advocates led by the ERA Coalition marched from the White House to the U.S. Capitol, calling on lawmakers to affirm and publish the Equal Rights Amendment 100 years after it was first introduced in Congress. “The rights of women and LGBTQ+ people are at risk every…

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The status of the ERA as of Jan 2023

Our work to encourage the Biden Administration to publish the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) continues unchanged. The ERA has fulfilled all requirements to be recognized as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and although helpful, does not require passage of additional legislation by Congress. We call upon the President to instruct the…

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ERA Coalition statement on Colleen Shogan's remarks during her Senate nomination hearing

Washington, DC –– Following the Senate Homeland Security Committee nomination hearing for Colleen Shogan to the position of U.S. Archivist, the ERA Coalition / Fund for Women’s Equality President and CEO Zakiya Thomas released the following statement regarding Shogan's remarks: "Despite the statements made during the nomination hearing today, the ERA Coalition maintains…

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ERA Coalition Statement in Response to Archivist Refusing to Uphold Duty to Publish Equal Rights Amendment To Constitution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2, 2022Contact: cwest@eracoalition.org Washington, DC –– In a recent interview, U.S. Archivist David S. Ferriero claimed that “the time limit has expired” for the Equal Rights Amendment to be enshrined in the Constitution. In response, ERA Coalition / Fund for Women’s Equality (FFWE) President and CEO…

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The current U.S. Archivist is retiring - what does that mean for the ERA?

By Aryana Goodarzi Today is David Ferriero's last day as the United States Archivist, a non-political position. He leaves office without publishing the Equal Rights Amendment. According to Article V of the Constitution, to amend (the ERA to) the Constitution, the amendment must get through both houses of Congress (done…

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Statement on the letter to the Archivist

The ERA Coalition vigorously opposes the demand by U.S. Senators Romney (Utah), Portman (Ohio), and Johnson (Wisconsin) sent to the Archivist of the United States dated February 8, 2022. In their letter, mentioning the Coalition, they insist that the Archivist not publish the ERA.  We are demanding just the opposite:…

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Women Should Have Been Equal Two Years Ago

By Aryana Goodarzi Two years ago this January 27th, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. What does this mean exactly? That we should have had equal rights to that of men two years ago.  It was not until the 19th amendment, which gave (white) women…

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Who is the U.S. Archivist and why does he matter to the ERA?

Who is the U.S. Archivist and what does he do? David S. Ferriero is the 10th Archivist of the United States, confirmed to the position in November of 2009. According to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website, Ferriero committed the National Archives and Records Administration to the principles…

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