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EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT   

ERA - Did You Know?

Louisiana is one of only 15 states that has not yet adopted the Equal Rights Amendment, written by Alice Paul in 1923.  The ERA reads:

Section 1.  Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

Section 2.  The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Section 3.  This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

This short, simple amendment could have a powerful impact on Louisiana women!  In the upcoming months, BPW/LA will be working toward gaining the support of our elected officials for the ratification of the ERA.  BPW/LA is currently a member of United 4 Equality - a coalition of organizations that support the 3-state ratification strategy.  Please watch these YouTube PSA's:

United 4 Equality PSA on ERA Ratification

United 4 Equality PSA #2 on ERA Ratification

For an interesting perspective, please watch these two short videos provided by Megan Phillips, Ohio BPW 2009 Young Careerist winner.  (You will be redirected to the YOUTUBE website.)

VIDEO - MEGAN PHILLIPS' WINNING YC SPEECH


CLICK HERE TO VISIT UNITED FOR EQUALITY ON FACEBOOK
A social justice enterprise committed to the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment as the 28th Amendment to the US Constitution by 2015.

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