The Fight to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment Is Happening NOW

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW welcomes the move by the Attorneys General of the last three states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment—Nevada, Illinois, and Virginia—to file an opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. This would end the unlawful obstruction of constitutional equality by the U.S. Archivist, who is required to publish the ERA now that it has fulfilled all constitutional requirements. 

We need aggressive, immediate action on the ERA because women can no longer be left out of the Constitution.  The results are too dangerous to justice, too harmful to women’s health, too threatening to equality to ignore.  

NOW members in Nevada, Illinois, and Virginia are proud of their Attorneys General today, and proud too of the work they did over the years to win ERA ratification in their states—as did so many of our members nationwide.  

We are determined to see the ERA enshrined in our Constitution.  There can be no time limit on equality. 


The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the nation’s leading membership-based advocacy group dedicated to defending women’s rights, advancing equality and combating injustice in all aspects of social, political and economic life. Through educating, mobilizing, and convening a vast network of grassroots activists across the country, NOW advocates for national, state and local policies that promote an anti-racist and intersectional feminist agenda. Since its founding in 1966, NOW has been on the frontlines of nearly every major advancement for women’s rights and continues to champion progressive values today. More about NOW’s efforts and resources is available at 

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