The idea of 'rights,' which the civil rights movement pushed, spread to many different groups--Latino rights, animal rights, women's rights," says Sarah Soule, a professor at Stanford University in California who has written about the Equal Rights Amendment
General factors included the Women's Liberation Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, the adoption of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, discussions of the Equal Rights Amendment
in the early 1970s, the American Bicentennial of 1976 (which was saturated with freedom themes), and President Jimmy Carter's human rights initiatives.
Capitalizing on the national theme, "Women Change America," events sponsored by FAWL and other women's organizations include a Equal Rights Amendment
panel with women legislators on March 13 at 5:30 p.
Imagine if all supported the passage and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment
, and vigorous enforcement of existing civil rights laws.
Twenty-two years after the fact, she speaks of the summer of 1982 when she joined six women in a fast to support the Equal Rights Amendment
I was naive--I thought the Equal Rights Amendment
would pass," says Janis.
Schlafly has taken aim at women's rights activists seeking to revive the Equal Rights Amendment
(ERA) in several favorably-disposed state legislatures around the country.
Cheney the Congressman voted against the Equal Rights Amendment
, and against funding for abortions even in the case of rape or incest.
As a girl, she remembers having dinner-table discussions about the possible passage of the Equal Rights Amendment
Attorney's office, Lamberth was in charge of defending the Reagan administration's decision to kick Equal Rights Amendment
protesters out of Lafayette Park and to prevent the homeless from sleeping there.
In 1972, fifty years after an earlier version was first introduced, both houses of Congress approved the Equal Rights Amendment
(ERA) by the necessary two-thirds vote, and, in accordance with the Constitution's amendment procedure, sent it to state legislatures, where three-fourths of them would have to ratify it before it could become the law of the land.
In the 1980s, the scope of its work broadened to include support for the Equal Rights Amendment
and other women's issues in church and society, responsible corporate practices, and U.