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This blog is dedicated to keeping you updated on the latest ERA-related news from across the United States, and to make important announcements regarding legislative efforts in the states and in Congress.
Today, we will are also sharing the latest addition to the ERA TOOLKIT - The Ordinary Equality Timeline! you see above provides an amazing comparison between efforts for gender equality in the United States versus countries around the world. If you haven’t already checked out the ERA TOOLKIT, head over there and download as many FREE items to help you in your advocacy for the Equal Rights Amendment!
ERA In The News This Week:
ERA news was spread across the country this week. We also saw exciting news out of Minnesota, as the House passed a state version the Equal Rights Amendment (Minnesota passed the federal ERA in 1973). The initiative will move to a public vote in 2020.
In North Dakota, which passed the federal ERA in 1975, voted this past week to declare the ERA unviable due the amendments failure to ratify before the original 1979 deadline. The move is largely in a symbolic gesture due to the lack of legal precedent for states to legally rescind an amendment that passed a state house. Read more about it below.
Exciting news in the sports world as the US Women's National Team sued the US Soccer Federation for "institutionalized gender discrimination." The highest paid woman on the USWNT makes $72,000, compared to recently retired USMT player Clint Dempsey who earned $406,000 the same year and failed to qualify for World Cup play. Please read the article here.
Now onto the news! Below is a breakdown of national and state-based publications that wrote about the Equal Rights Amendment since March 1, 2019.
March 1 So Here's Something... Women Don't Actually Have Equal Rights Under the Constitution, Cosmopolitan
March 1 Honor Women's History Month by ratifying Equal Rights Amendment, The Hill
March 3 How Women Were Tricked Into Being Afraid of the Equal Rights Amendment, Cosmopolitan
March 5 Equal Rights Amendment: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Heavy
March 8 Could Sen. Martha McSally's rape disclosure revive the Equal Rights Amendment?, USA Today
March 7 This Women's History Month, the Equal Rights Amendment is Unfinished Business, Yahoo News
March 5 Letter: Let's at least debate the Equal Rights Amendment, Arizona Daily Star
March 4 Sen. Joyce Elliot to propose resolution for state to ratify Equal Rights Amendment, Arkansas Times
March 6 Wednesday's Letters to the Editor, Hot Springs Sentinel
March 7 Bid in Arkansas to ratify Equal Rights Amendment fails, KATV
*this article appeared across several news sources
March 5 Can the Equal Rights Amendment be revived?, KCBS
March 7 100 Years and Counting: Time to Ratify an Equal Rights Amendment? San Francisco Bay Times
March 6 Southwest Springs Connections: The indelible mark of pioneering women before, with, and after us, Colorado Springs Gazette
March 7 William March: Renewed effort to ratify Equal Rights Amendment in Florida, Tampa Bay Times
March 1 Republican senator donates soccer balls received in prank to Boys and Girls Club,The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 7 Lawmakers consider bill to make gender discrimination unconstitutional in Maine, CentralMaine.com
*this article appeared in several news sources
March 7 Lawmakers propose equal rights amendment for Maine Constitution, WMTW Portland
March 4 Citizen Engagement Corner: ERA finally on the verge, Wicked Local
March 4 MNLARS Bill Among Capitol Happenings, KDUZ/KARP Radio
March 5 Ramsey County supports Equal Rights Amendment, Lillie News
March 6 At the Capitol with Rep. Marion O'neill, Monticello Times
March 7 Minnesota House passes Equal Rights Amendment, Star Tribune
*this article appeared in several other news sources
March 7 Fetishist? Pansexual? Minnesota House approves Equal Rights Amendment after winding debate, Brainerd Dispatch
March 3 Women senators talk about why their perspective is important in Nebraska Legislature, Fremont Tribune
March 4 Kim introduces Alice Paul Voter Protection Act, Burlington County Times
March 1 Equal Rights Amendment passed by Assembly, Jamestown Post-Journal
March 3 NYC Open Letter to Amazon, Push on Harrimon PILOT, Assembly Passes ERA, Albany Times Union
March 2 Saturday's letters: ERA Amendment, BlueRidgeNow.com
March 3 Equal pay for women? Lawmakers to file ERA bill on Tuesday, Greensboro News & Record
March 5 Amid renewed push to ratify Equal Rights Amendment, North Dakota House says approval expired, Grand Forks Herald
March 5 Amid renewed push to ratify Equal Rights Amendment, North Dakota House says approval expired, The Dickinson Press
*This appeared in several other papers
Feb. 28 Pioneering former secretary of state Norma Paulus dies, Corvallis Gazette Times
March 4 It's Time for South Carolina to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, says Lawmaker, Free Times
March 1 Opinion: Virginia failed to pass important bills. Consider that when you vote this fall, Washington Post
March 3 Woodstock woman seeks to challenge Del. Gilbert, cites ERA as a reason, Northern Virginia Daily
March 4 Panel of ERA activists discuss past year, Northern Virginia Daily
March 6 Arlington civic groups to mull future of ERA, Inside NoVA
March 6 Reliving the Struggles for Women's Rights, The Zebra
March 5 Costly Consequences: The Irony of the Equal Rights Amendment, White Mountain Independent
Erica Young & Krista Niles of API’s Advocacy Committee