league of women voters of wilmette
Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment
Two more states need to ratify the ERA for it to become law. Illinois is one of them.
The Equal Rights Amendment, guaranteeing equality of rights under the law regardless of an individual’s sex, was passed by Congress in 1972 but has yet to be ratified by three-quarters of the states. Just two more states need to ratify the ERA for it to be added to the Constitution.
The League of Women Voters supports the Equal Rights Amendment. But it’s the support of individuals that will push legislators to act. Let your voice be heard for Illinois to ratify the ERA.
Your Wilmette League has gathered a full range of resources and activities that will help you get started.
Time is running out for Illinois to ratify the ERA this year. The issue likely will be brought to the Illinois House and Senate sometime in early April so we need to act quickly.