Reigniting the Fight for an Equal Rights Amendment

Cynthia L. Cooper
Public opinion leans heavily toward a constitutional guarantee of equal rights for men and women.

Public opinion leans heavily toward a constitutional guarantee of equal rights for men and women.

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US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sought out a pocket Constitution before a packed house at the historic headquarters of the National Women’s Party in Washington, DC, on Women’s Equality Day in August 2018. Moderator Jill Morrison, executive director of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program at Georgetown Law School, posed a question: “Could you explain why you believe that the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is still as needed today as it ever was?”

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