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WASHINGTON – Equal Rights Amendment advocates think this could be their moment.

As women increasingly come forward with stories of sexual assault and harassment, advocates are seeing the “me too” movement as an opportunity to renew their push for Constitutional protections against sexual discrimination. see USA Today

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“…women think they are already covered in the Constitution in the 1868 Equal Protection Clase of the 14th Amendment. The fact that another five decades passed for women to get the vote is proof that the clause wasn’t about them.” Jessica Neuwirth, ERA Coalition

“Consider an eye-opening statistic: In the entire history of the United States, only 296 women have ever served in Congress. Compare that with the number of men who’ve been elected—more than 12,000. Ladies, we have some serious catching up to do!” (U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in What will it Take to Make a Woman President?)

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The U.N. Sent 3 Women To The U.S. To Assess Gender Equality. They
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The United States still has a way to go for gender equality according to the World Economic Forum, 2016 Global Gender Gap Index. By Jim Sergent and Ramon Padilla, USA TODAY

Work remains to increase younger generations’ awareness of the need for the ERA