Facts for Legislators
For Legislators and Interested Others, here are answers to most of your questions about Equal Rights Amendment--
The National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance, Inc., 501c3 , is the 300,000-member organization Florida-based organization with Leaders committed to ERA ratification by state legislatures with ratification legislation before them, including Florida. We partner in solidarity with 3 other large nationwide ERA organizations such as ERA Coalition, Equal Means Equal, and ERA Action. We are proud to work together to bring about passage of the noble Equal Rights Amendment into the U.S. Constitution by achieving just1 more state legislatures' votes for / ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. U.S.A. IS NOW JUST ONE STATE AWAY FROM PASSAGE INTO OUR CONSTITUTION!
We hope that you will find this information helpful; documentation is available. We are always happy to answer questions and receive comments at SandyO@PassERA.org. We will reach out to request office or telephone appointments with lawmakers to urge ERA Resolutions' co-sponsorship. ERA is not a simple concept, and there are Special Interests and some others who try to make ERA principles into something other than being the base of biblical teachings, and civil and human rights, into something sinister and evil. Passing ERA will be one more step to making the U.S.A. a truly democratic enterprise, a democracy-acting nation. As such, it will solidify our country's reputation and image, sometimes suffering an unfair, greedy, self-important image.
We are the nonpartisan, nonprofit, non-sexist, single-issue, all-inclusive National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance, Inc., comprising more than 300,000 committed supporters; 300+ major organizations; 7 Florida newspapers; hundreds of our own national Equal Rights Amendment Action Teams; and more than 350 individual Activists. Each year there are bipartisan ERA co-sponsors. National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance works for all people’s equal treatment regardless of sex, for full personhood and rights to self-determination regardless of gender.
Summed up, we work 12/7, year around, pro bono for all peoples' equal treatment and self-determination regardless of sex, and for full personhood for all. These are all the goals set by elevating sex discrimination as a Violation of the U.S. Constitution via passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. It is a humane effort that we forge on to facilitate, not for $$, status nor power, but Because We Care.
The body of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) reads,
“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex [sic: gender].”
Not about abortion or same-sex anything, the Equal Rights Amendment purely reflects the fundamental moral American democratic value of equal treatment for all regardless of gender.
National private and Congressional legal teams assisting us, the National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance, have determined that effects of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) would not upset the economic, legal, religious, moral or social balance of the nation, but would enhance human relations, improve the economy and simplify the work of the courts.
Specifically, the Equal Rights Amendment:
Wouldn't it be wise for Florida to embrace the benefits of a ratified Equal Rights Amendment and cease still holding nearly three-quarters of the States hostage while doggedly refusing a 15% growth in GDP? The previous thirty-five State ratifications are still constitutionally viable. In fact, the State of North Dakota has recently RE-ratified to show determination for equality. By ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, you could make history and bring out women voters "who have been noble far too long".
Thank you for your serious consideration of the urgency of your co-sponsorship and your vote for the Equal Rights Amendment bill in your state’s next Legislative Session. Democracy’s Statesmanship requires that sex-equal treatment be the Law of the land, and that you support it.