THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

The League of Women Voters has long been at the forefront in the battle to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. We were visible and active as supporters lobbied, marched, rallied, petitioned, picketed, went on hunger strikes, and committed acts of civil disobedience between 1972 and 1982.

Now, the E.R.A. has returned, nearing the 38 required states to add a guarantee in the Constitution for equal legal rights for all Americans regardless of sex.

Two different types of ERA legislation have been introduced in the current session of Congress:

  • Traditional legislation to ratify the ERA by the Constitution’s Article V ratification process, and
  • “Three-state strategy” legislation to remove the time limit on the ERA’s ratification process and declare it complete when three-fourths (38) of the states ratify, thereby retaining the existing 35 state ratifications as viable.

The LWVUS at its recent national convention passed the following motion in support of the effort:

Be it resolved that the LWVUS supports an emphasis on the ERA this year and every year until the ERA is ratified and becomes a U.S. Constitutional Amendment. Be it resolved that the LWVUS supports efforts to remove the time limits for ratification of the ERA.

Additional ERA Resources

LWVSL UNIT MEETINGS

NITE OWLS

Fourth Monday – 7:30 p.m.
Location in Sugar House area.
Please RSVP to Unit Leader: Judi Short – 801-487-7387
Please call to RSVP and to get an exact address.
nite-owls@lwvsl.org

BENCH BUNCH 

(Combined with Girl Scout Unit)
Fourth Wednesday – 10:30 a.m.
Whitmore Library, 2197 E Fort Union Blvd.
Unit Leaders: Anne Zeigler 801-944-4163
Nancy Melling 801-277-9118
bench-bunch@lwvsl.org

SANDY UNIT 

Last Thursday– 10:00 a.m.
Sandy Senior Citizens Center – 9310 So. 1300 East
Unit Leader – Janice Gygi – 801-550-3585
sandy-unit@lwvsl.org

LIBRARY UNIT 

Fourth Thursday – 12:30 p.m.
Anderson-Foothill Library – 1135 So. 2100 East
Unit Leaders – Kathy Fitzgerald – 801-521-5790
Jan Striefel – 801-200-2312
library-unit@lwvsl.org

PARK CITY UNIT

Fourth Tuesday – 11:00 a.m.
Park City Public Library, 1255 Park Avenue, Park City
Unit Leader – Jill Lesh – 435-655-1965
pc-unit@lwvsl.org

TOWN CLUB 

Second Wednesday – 11:00 a.m.
Town Club – 1081 East South Temple
Please RSVP to Unit Leader – Alice Steiner – 801-363-9193
tc-unit@lwvsl.org

For more information visit our Unit Meetings page.