The National Organization for Women (NOW) just announced that Nevada is the 36th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment so that it clearly “includes equitable access to all aspects of reproductive health care and centers marginalized people, including LGBTQIA individuals, immigrants, women of color, and women with disabilities.”
Way to go! 36 states down, two more to go, to fine-tune the U.S. Constitution…
“The Nevada Assembly’s vote to make Nevada the 36th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment is a ringing declaration of support for the explicit guarantee of constitutional rights for women. The failure of the framers to include women in our nation’s founding documents is a constitutional failure that has long demanded correction. That’s why the National Organization for Women has made it an essential part of our mission since 1976 to ratify the ERA.
Now, ratification in just two additional states can meet the requirement of 38 states needed to put the ERA in the Constitution. Equality in pay, job opportunities, political structure, education, health care (including reproductive health care), and education–in particular for women of color, women with disabilities and the LGBTQIA community–will remain an elusive dream without a guarantee in the U.S. Constitution…”
~ Terry O’Neill
READ MORE: ERA Yes! | NOW.org
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