ERA RATIFICATION UPDATES

Better understand ERA ratification issues with the resources listed below:

 

Read this press release from the LWVNC ERA Action Team, highlighting the May 30, 2018 action by Illinois to ratify the ERA, outlining this historic opportunity for North Carolina to be the 38th and final state needed to ratify.

 

This report on The Proposed Equal Rights Amendment: Contemporary Ratification Issues from the Congressional Research Service can help answer questions about how ratification is going to happen in the future, dealing with the deadline issue. Note the summary briefly explaining the “New Start” versus the “Three (now Two) State Solution.”

 

Read remarks from Equal Means Equal director Kamala Lopez in defense of the 2-state strategy. The photo above shows Lopez celebrating a win in advance after putting a one-year ticking clock on completing ratifcation of the ERA by Women’s Equality Day 2018.