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Generation Ratify

What is GR?

Generation Ratify was founded in July of 2019 by a team of 15-year-old students living in Arlington, Virginia. This organization has quickly turned into a nationwide movement that is engaging hundreds, even thousands of youth. Within six months of the launch, we’ve grown far past our home state, spreading all throughout the country and we’re only just beginning.   

Ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment means that all Americans, regardless of their race, background, religion, national origin, and gender, are finally equal under the law. Through Generation Ratify, we hope to educate and empower the youth to take action. In the words of Alice Walker, “the most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any”, and we are here to demonstrate the reclamation of our power.

The ERA is a proposed Constitutional amendment. The text is very concise: 

 

Section 1: Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Section 2: The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Section 3: This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

our mission

The ERA was first introduced in 1923 by Alice Paul, a socialist, suffragist, feminist, and women’s rights activist who led the movement to ratify the 19th Amendment. The legislation was then introduced for debate in every session of Congress for 50 years. On March 22, 1972, the ERA passed the Senate and the House of Representatives by the required two-thirds majority and headed to the states for ratification.

 

To date, 35 of the necessary 38 states have ratified the ERA. The deadline to receive 38 ratifications was June 30, 1982, but a legal fight has been developing. Nevada passed the ERA in 2017, and Illinois did the same in 2018. The newly-elected Virginia legislature has promised to introduce this legislation in the upcoming session, potentially making Virginia the critical 38th state in the ratification effort.

If the ERA is ratified, it would be more difficult to pass laws that allow for discrimination, avoiding any loopholes.

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The ERA was first introduced in 1923 by Alice Paul, a socialist, suffragist, feminist, and women’s rights activist who led the movement to ratify the 19th Amendment. The legislation was then introduced for debate in every session of Congress for 50 years. On March 22, 1972, the ERA passed the Senate and the House of Representatives by the required two-thirds majority and headed to the states for ratification.

 

To date, 35 of the necessary 38 states have ratified the ERA. The deadline to receive 38 ratifications was June 30, 1982, but a legal fight has been developing. Nevada passed the ERA in 2017, and Illinois did the same in 2018. The newly-elected Virginia legislature has promised to introduce this legislation in the upcoming session, potentially making Virginia the critical 38th state in the ratification effort.

If the ERA is ratified, it would be more difficult to pass laws that allow for discrimination, avoiding any loopholes.