Take Action Now to Guarantee Pay Equity


In 1972, Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which would provide a path to reliable economic security for both women and men by guaranteeing that equal pay for equal work is enshrined in the United States Constitution. 43 years later, 35 states have ratified the ERA – leaving us three states short of full ratification.

Currently, federal and state laws do not and cannot fully protect equal rights for women and girls under the law. This is because discrimination on account of sex is not barred by the Constitution.

This inequity puts women behind on earnings for their whole careers—and since Social Security benefits reflect one’s earnings, it means that women fall behind in retirement, too. This isn’t fair, and it’s time to address this disparity at its root—by ratifying ERA and closing the gender pay gap.

Guarantee pay equity. Remove the Ratification Deadline on the ERA; cosponsor SJ Res 15/HJ Res 51.

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Message for Senators
I am a voter in your state and a strong supporter of gender pay equity. Only Senators who support the ERA have my vote. Please cosponsor SJ Res 15.

Message for your Representative
I am a voter in your state and a strong supporter of gender pay equity. I am reserving my support for Members who cosponsor Removing the Ratification Deadline from the ERA. I am asking you to cosponsor HJ Res 51.