Congress Should Extend the Deadline to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment
“The U.S. Senate vote on the Equal Rights Amendment is a real disappointment. At this time when moms and women – and especially moms and women of color – face devastating wage discrimination, when our country has failed to adopt the programs and policies that would help parents and all caregivers achieve economic security, and when our bodily autonomy and access to reproductive health care is being gutted, all lawmakers from both political parties should support enshrining equal rights for women into our constitution.
“Still, we are encouraged by the fact that this vote took place today; it is evidence that this essential constitutional amendment remains on lawmakers’ agenda. We will build from here. Moms want Congress to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, so states can ratify it at last.”