Last night we wept; today we get to work. That's what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would want us to do. The determined RBG was an example of how to handle setbacks. Faced with recurring personal health issues and court decisions where she mightily dissented, one thing was always clear: she was moving forward - and doing so for this country.
This is the way we move forward:
We intensify our push for the Equal Rights Amendment. We champion this final phase of codifying the ERA in RBG's honor.
We vote. The ERA Coalition created the voting online tool Elect Equality. We are dedicating it to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and we encourage all to use it in her honor. Here you will find every Senator and Congressmember running for office in November and whether or not they support equality and the Equal Rights Amendment. Now more than ever, Equality is on the ballot.
We put pressure on the US Senate to remove the time limit on the ERA. The House of Representatives dissolved the time limit this year. The Senate has refused to take up the bi-partisan bill to do the same. Please sign our petition here to urge them to take action--NOW.
We know that Justice Ginsburg was a fierce advocate for the ERA. When adopted, it will prohibit discrimination based on sex. It will also give Congress the ability to propose new legislation to make sure we are all protected because we all have rights.
Here are some of the most powerful words Ruth Bader Ginsburg said about the ERA:
My notion was I would like to show my granddaughters that the equal citizenship stature of men and women is a fundamental human right. It should be right up there with free speech freedom of religion and discrimination based on race, national origin.
Let's get to work and do this. Let's honor her lifetime of work.
Carol Jenkins Co-President and CEO ERA Coalition
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