For Immediate Release: March 15, 2021
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Despite Federal Judges & DOJ, House Democrats Can’t Accept ERA Battle is Over.
Washington, D.C.: The Equal Rights Amendment was soundly rejected despite an overwhelming campaign on its behalf from every corner of the American political establishment,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “Phyllis Schlafly celebrated the legislation’s death twice, after it’s 1979 expiration and again in 1982 after an unconstitutional extension from Congress. The simple fact is, the American people and their state legislatures knew better. ERA was a dangerous policy proposal for all Americans, especially the women it claimed to protect.
“Nancy Pelosi can’t take the hint, though, as she and her radical Democrat caucus this week are set to try to remove the deadline from the original 1972 legislation. This move has been declared invalid not only by the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel but also by federal judges, including Obama-appointee D.C. Circuit Judge Rudolph Contreras this month. The Equal Rights Amendment is legally dead and has been for more than 40 years.”
American voters ought to call their U.S. Representatives and demand they move on from these useless show votes and get to work on real issues that affect Americans now.