August 26, 2011 - Women's Equality Day

– U.S.

Last year's Women's Equality Day, celebrating 90 years
since women won the right to vote.

It's hard to believe that, almost 100 years after the Equal Rights Amendment (a Constitutional amendment that guarantees equal right to women) was written by Alice Paul, it still isn't part of “the law of the land.”

The ERA passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate in 1972, but it failed to get enough states to ratify it before its 1982 deadline.

Alice Paul
Twenty-one of the fifty states have a version of the ERA in their state constitutions. And, although many goals of the equal-rights movement have been reached, many have not. That is something to think about on Women's Equality Day

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