April 6, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Time
Making Gender Equality a Reality: The Current Fight for ERA Ratification
Fifty years after Congress approved the ERA, 38 states (the Constitutional requirement) have voted to ratify it. So why isn't the ERA the 28th Amendment? The Congressionally-imposed seven-year time limit for passing the ERA may have lapsed, but a resolution to lift that time limit has been approved by the House and is pending before the Senate. Litigation continues in federal court as activists and state Attorneys General seek to compel the Archivist of the United States to formally publish the ERA. Meanwhile, six states have voted to rescind their ratifications, yet the legal effect of these rescissions is uncertain. What is the most promising path forward for the ERA? What legal and political roadblocks exist, how can they be removed, and by whom? And how can we build a powerful national movement to get the ERA over the finish line?
• Linda Coberly, Chair, National ERA Coalition’s Legal Task Force; Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
• Carolyn Shapiro, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Administration and Strategic Initiatives, Chicago-Kent College of Law
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