Today, June 4th, is the 100th anniversary of Congress’s passage of the 19th Amendment. Despite this historic landmark, the 19th amendment doesn’t go beyond voting rights. That’s where the Equal Rights Amendment comes in. The ERA is a yet-to-be-ratified amendment to the constitution that would codify full rights and legal equality for women.
In LTNS’s 5th episode, Michael interviews Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women, the leading advocacy organization behind the ERA. Toni provides insight into the battle for ERA ratification in state legislatures across the country, as well as court challenges to the timeline for ratification set by Congress. Then, we hear from Caroline Corbett, deputy editor for MediaFile, who talks about the need for media reporting to reflect the vast implications of the passage of the ERA for women.
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