The Femisists are back with another push for the ERA. From their press release:
WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Ted Kennedy (D-
MA), Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Rep.
Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Ellie Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority
and strong leader on the fight for women's equality will announce the
reintroduction of the Women's Equality Amendment on Tuesday. An amendment
to guarantee equal rights to women has still never been ratified and added
to the U.S. Constitution, even though it was first introduced in 1923. The
ERA passed Congress in 1972 but lapsed in 1982 when it fell three states
short of ratification. This year, there are more than 190 original
co-sponsors of the Women's Equality Amendment (ERA).
The Members will also announce the plans for forthcoming hearings on
the Women's Equality Amendment in the House Judiciary Committee's
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Chaired
by Rep. Nadler.
The Senators and Members will be joined by leading women's rights
groups for the reintroduction with the hopes that in the 110th Congress,
women will finally achieve official equality in America.