About Us

About Us

This website is a project of the Alice Paul Institute (API) in Mt. Laurel, NJ. It is written (except where otherwise noted) and managed by Roberta W. Francis, API ERA Education Consultant and Founding Chair (1999-2015) of the National Council of Women's Organizations' ERA Task Force.

We welcome emails to info@equalrightsamendment.org regarding the Equal Rights Amendment, but we are not staffed or trained to provide advice or references regarding specific legal or other situations.

The Alice Paul Institute, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation based at Paulsdale in Mount Laurel, NJ, was established in 1984 as the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation. The founding group of dedicated volunteers kept Alice Paul’s papers intact after her death by raising funds to purchase them at auction and donating them to the Smithsonian Institution and the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College. They then took on the monumental challenge of buying and preserving Paulsdale, Alice Paul's birthplace, which became a National Historic Landmark in 1991. The API's principal mission is to increase public awareness of the life and work of Alice Paul (1885-1977), woman suffrage leader and author of the Equal Rights Amendment. The organization also promotes gender equality through educational programs and the development and empowerment of young women leaders.

To make a tax-deductible contribution in support of this website's educational work, please contact API (856-231-1885, info@alicepaul.org) with credit-card information, or send a check (payable to "API – ERA") to Alice Paul Institute, P.O. Box 1376, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.  Your interest in and support of the ERA are much appreciated.