Update (2/13/2020): House passes bill, which now moves to the Senate

The current wording of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was passed by Congress in 1972, with the stated purpose of enshrining equality between the sexes in our Constitution. However, it failed to be ratified by three-fourths of the states (38) within the 7-year time limit established by Congress. Now, abortion activists in Congress, among others, are trying to revive it by passing a law to eliminate the deadline for ratification by the states. Click here to contact your Congressmember before the vote on February 13.