Chants of “not yet one more yr” stuffed downtown D.C. as equal rights activists marched from the White Home to the Capitol on Dec. 13—the 100-year anniversary of the ERA’s introduction within the Home of Representatives. Activists, led by the ERA Coalition, demanded that not yet one more yr cross with out rights being protected by the Structure on the premise of intercourse.
Advocates flew in from throughout the nation to assemble in Lafayette Sq., urging Congress to affirm the ERA and take away the arbitrary time restrict set for ratification when it handed the ERA in 1972. The march shut down Pennsylvania Avenue, first stopping on the Division of Justice to ask Lawyer Merrick Normal Garland to take away the Trump administration OLC memo that’s obstructing the ERA’s path. The march continued on to the Nationwide Archives, the place advocates reminded the U.S. Archivist Colleen Shogan that the ERA has met all the necessities in accordance with Article V and needs to be printed because the twenty eighth Modification.
Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) joined the march in entrance of the Nationwide Archives, giving a passionate speech highlighting the work ladies of shade have finished within the battle for equality and urging her fellow members of Congress to affirm the ERA.
The march culminated in a press convention on the Home Triangle, led by Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) who echoed a unified name for justice. Audio system included: Rep. Jennifer McClellan (D-Va.); Gloria L. Blackwell, CEO of American Affiliation of College Girls; Honorable Carolyn Maloney, board chair of the ERA Coalition and former U.S. consultant; Eleanor Smeal, president of Feminist Majority; Shalina Effendi, organizer with Technology Ratify; Kase Solomón, CEO of League of Girls Voters; and Margaret Mitchell, CEO of YWCA USA.
The centennial anniversary of the ERA turned a pivotal second, uniting advocates within the shared dedication to see the ERA acknowledged because the twenty eighth Modification, a testomony to the enduring pursuit of equality for all.
Hold studying: Reps. Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley Lead Battle for ERA—100 Years After Its Introduction, by Bonnie Stabile
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