Remove The Deadline From The Equal Rights Amendment!

Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland is introducing a Senate resolution to remove the deadline from the Equal Rights Amendment. Once removed, only three more states are needed to enshrine gender equality into the United States Constitution.

Call to Action: 
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was originally written by Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman. In 1923, it was introduced in the Congress for the first time. In 1972, it passed both houses of Congress and went to the state legislatures for ratification. 35 states ratified it - a deadline was attached and the deadline expired in 1982. 38 states are needed to add an amendment to the Constitution.
"Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."

Did you know that the 27th Amendment, dealing with congressional compensation was originally proposed on September 25, 1789 and ratified on May 7, 1992? That’s 203 years! No deadline for that one, but constitutional protection for women? The Equal Rights Amendment got ten years, and then it was game over.
Contact your senators and tell them you want them to support removing the deadline. Spread the word. Make them feel the pressure. Be friendly and courteous but be firm!!!!
There is NO VALID ARGUMENT against gender equality.

List of elected officials to contact:
Sample Tweets
@InsertSenateHandle Sign on to Cardin-Kirk bipartisan bill to support the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment today! #ratifyERA #ERANow
@InsertSenateHandle support equality and justice? Cosponsor the Cardin-Kirk bill to remove the deadline from the #ERA. #ratifyERA #ERANow
@InsertSenateHandle We must fight for equal treatment of all under the law. Cosponsor Cardin-Kirk Bill to ratify the #ERA! #ratifyERA #ERANow

Co-sponsored last session
Senator Sherrod Brown (OH)- Staff: Kia Hamadanchy, Phone: 202-224-2315, Twitter: @SenSherrodBrown
Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK)- Staff: Leila Kimbrell, Phone: 202-224-6665, Twitter: @lisamurkowski
Senator Chris Murphy (CT)- Staff: David Bonine, Phone: 202-224-4041, Twitter: @ChrisMurphyCT
Senator Jack Reed (RI)- Staff: Aaron Hernandez, Phone: 202-224-4642, Twitter: @SenJackReed
Senator Chuck Schumer (NY)- Staff: Becca Kelly, Phone: 202-224-6542, Twitter: @SenSchumer
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH)- Staff: Erica Anhalt, Phone: 202-224-2841, Twitter: @SenShaheen
Senator Ron Wyden (OR)- Staff: Trevor Jones, Phone: 202-224-5244, Twitter: @RonWyden

Suggestions from Group
Senator Cory Booker (NJ)- Staff: Daniel Smith, Phone: 202-224-3224, Twitter: @CoryBooker
Senator Brian Schatz (HI)- Staff: Mika Morse, Phone: 202-224-3934, Twitter: @SenBrianSchatz
Senator Gary Peters (MI)- Staff: Zephranie Buetow, Phone: 202-224-6221, Twitter: @SenGaryPeters

Women Senators
Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA)- Staff: Jonathan Thessin, Phone: 202-224-3841, Twitter: @SenFeinstein
Senator Claire McCaskill (MO)- Staff: Colleen Bell, Phone: 202-224-6154, Twitter: @McCaskillOffice
Senator Heidi Heitkamp (ND)- Staff: Liam Forsyth, Phone: 202-224-2043, Twitter: @SenatorHeitkamp
Senator Patty Murray (WA)- Staff: Jason Smith, Phone: 202-224-2621, Twitter: @PattyMurray
Senator Maria Cantwell (WA)- Staff: Nico Janssen, Phone: 202-224-3441, Twitter: @SenatorCantwell
Senator Joni Ernst (IA)- Staff: Andrea Hechavarria, Phone: 202-224-3254, Twitter: @SenJoniErnst
Senator Susan Collins (ME)- Staff: Katie Brown, Phone: 202-224-2523, Twitter: @SenatorCollins
Senator Deb Fischer (NE)- Staff: Josh Lynch, Phone: 202-224-6551, Twitter: @SenatorFischer
Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH)- Staff: Samantha Roberts, Phone: 202-224-3324, Twitter: @KellyAyotte
Senator Shelly Moore Capito (WV)- Staff: Victoria Weaver, Phone: 202-224-6472, Twitter: @SenCapito