Resources and FAQ

For Calls to Action please visit our Act Now page

Wason Center Poll showing 81% of Virginians Support the ERA

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

One Page Business Presentation

One page fact sheet

ERA-Common-Legal-Questions from Winston & Strawn LLP

Analysis of the Equal Rights Amendment for Virginia Businesses

League of Women Voters

Women-Matter.org FAQ

Legal Documents

S.J.Res.15 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) (proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women), Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]

H.J.Res. 35 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) (proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women), Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]

S.J.Res.6 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) (removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment), Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]

H.J.Res.38 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) (removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment), Sponsor: Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]

H.Res.272 – 116th Congress (2019-2020) (affirming that all men and women are created equal), Sponsor: Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]

American Bar Association (ABA) support letter June 2018

VA Attorney Gen Herring ERA opinion letter to Sen Black 05-11-18

Scholarly Articles, Editorials, and Links of Note

Ann MacLean Massie, Professor 

Thomas H. Neale, “The Proposed Equal Rights Amendment: Contemporary Ratification Issues,” Congressional Research Service (July 18, 2018)

Mark DeWolf, “12 Stats About Working Women,” U.S. Department of Labor Blog (Mar. 1, 2017)

Data & Statistics, Women in the Labor Force, U.S. Department of Labor

Kweilin Ellingrud, James Manyika & Vivian Riefberg, “How Reducing Gender Inequality Could Boost U.S. GDP by $2.1 Trillion,” Harvard Business Review (Apr. 12, 2016)

[Related] Jody Feder, “Sex Discrimination and the United States Supreme Court: Developments in the Law,” Congressional Research Service (Dec. 30, 2015)

Allison L. Held, Sheryl L. Herndon & Danielle M. Stager, “The Equal Rights Amendment: Why the Era Remains Legally Viable and Properly Before the States,” 3 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 113 (1997), https://scholarship.law.wm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1271&context=wmjowl

Websites and Organizations

Efforts towards ratification and implementation of the Equal Rights Amendment at the federal level and in Virginia include:

The Alice Paul Institute

The American Association of University Women

The ERA Coalition

The League of Women Voters – Virginia

The National Organization of Women

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