Tag: equal rights amendment

VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL FILES SUIT FOR RATIFICATION OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

The final three states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, Nevada, Illinois and Virginia (which ratified January 15, 2020) filed suit against U.S. Archivist David Ferriero on January 30th demanding he certify the ratification of the amendment. Under Article V of the Constitution, it takes three quarters of the country – 38 states – to…

NATIONAL ARCHIVES BLURRED CRITICISM OF TRUMP IN A WOMEN’S MARCH PHOTOGRAPH

A bevy of powerful placards and slogans hovered over streets around the country last weekend at the Women’s March 2020, continuing a tradition that had begun in 2017 as a response to the election of the 45th President of the United States. And while “Trump Is Not My President” remains a perennial theme, the march…

37 DOWN, ONE MORE TO GO: ILLINOIS RATIFIED THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

On May 31st, Illinois became the 37th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a proposed amendment that would federally ban gender-based discrimination. ERA, first drafted in the 1920s by suffragette Alice Paul, was approved by the majority of Congress in 1972. Despite approving it, Congress set a seven-year deadline for three-quarters of the states…

EQUAL PAY DAY PUTS FOCUS ON WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE – APRIL 4

Equal Pay Day is today, April 4th! It was started in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity to draw attention to the gap between men and women’s wages. Equal Pay Day is always held in April to represent how far into the year women have to work to make what men made in…

MELANIA TRUMP’S PLAGIARIZED SPEECH COMPARED TO SIX INSPIRING FIRST LADIES’ WINNING WORDS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcbiGsDMmCM Melania Trump’s speech at last night’s Republican National Convention was supposed to be a glowing introduction to a potential first lady. While her words made quite the impression, it wasn’t the one that her husband’s campaign had hoped for. At first, Trump was applauded for her confident delivery and inspiring words, but it didn’t take…

EQUAL PAY DAY: DEMANDING CHANGE

Today, April 12, 2016, is Equal Pay Day. For some of you, it might be surprising that a day like this even exists. This isn't the first (or the second, or the third) time we've put a focus on equal pay, but it seems that no matter how many ways we draw attention to the unequal…

PATRICIA ARQUETTE ADVOCATES FOR THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT, DO YOU?

While you may know Patricia Arquette from movie roles ranging from A Nightmare of Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, released in 1987, to Holes, released in 2003, it was her role in Boyhood that put her upon the Academy Award stage. Filmed from 2002 to 2012, Arquette received wide praise for her role, but it…

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