Summary: This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment declaring that women shall have equal rights in the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction. The amendment prohibits the United States or any state from denying or abridging equal rights under the law on account of sex. Cosponsors
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 5/03/19.
STATUS: Introduced 1/29/19 by Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL
- With women marching, protesting, running for office – and getting elected – in record numbers, the drumbeat for the ERA is louder than ever before. (Source, Rep Maloney Newsletter.)
- There is abundant evidence that those in power often seek to pass laws or promote policies that disadvantage women. The ERA would be a powerful antidote to those abuses, particularly those aimed at immigrant women, women working in low-wage jobs, women of color, women with disabilities and the LGBTQIA community. (Source: NOW President Toni Van Pelt)