Schumer Sets Up Vote to Add ERA to the Constitution

Schumer Sets Up Vote to Add ERA to the Constitution

April 25, 2023

In a press release on Monday evening, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) teed up a vote this week on a resolution aimed at adding the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the Constitution, more than a century after it was first introduced in Congress.

“In this ominous hour of American history, the Equal Rights Amendment has never been as necessary and urgent as it is today,” Schumer wrote. “Recent events like the Supreme Court’s horrible Dobbs decision, uncertainty with critical care drugs like Mifepristone, and a slew of proposed state actions have women in this country facing an uncertain future.”

Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Ben Cardin, D-Md., are working on a bipartisan resolution that would remove what Schumer’s press release called the “arbitrary deadline” for ratification in the original bill that passed decades ago.

“We are here to stand united, and inch by inch restore, fight for, and expand women’s rights so that the women of today and the generations of tomorrow will not know a future with less access than their mothers had,” Schumer said. “The ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment would finally provide a constitutional remedy against sex discrimination – pushing our country one step closer to finally achieving equal justice under the law. It has been exactly 100 years since the first ERA was proposed in Congress. American women cannot afford to wait 100 more.”

This is the same Party that has thrown women under the bus and allowed trans males to take over women’s sports. The same Party that refuses to define the word “woman.” The same Party that pushes women to embrace the infanticide of their own children. The same Party that protects rapists and sex traffickers like Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein, and Bill Clinton. And they want to claim they care about women’s rights?

© Copyright 2024,