Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
2023 Minnesota Federal ERA Resolution to Congress (SF 47, HF 197)
BE IT RESOLVED by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota that it urges the Congress of the United States to pass House Resolution 891, resolving that the requirements have been met to ratify the ERA and that it shall now be known as the Twenty-Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.
Senator Sandy Pappas & Representative Kristin Bahner
Senator Sandy Pappas
Minnesota SD 65
Chief Author of the 2023 Federal ERA Resolution in the Minnesota Senate
Meet Sen. Pappas
Representative Kristin Bahner
Minnesota HD 34B
Chief Author of the 2023 Federal ERA Resolution in the Minnesota House
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The Federal Equal Rights Amendment
The Federal ERA is, in fact, ratified.
The Federal ERA is just 24 words: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”
We have completed all the constitutional requirements specified in Article V, making the Equal Rights Amendment the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
So why isn’t it an official amendment yet?
To amend the U.S. Constitution, a bill must pass through both chambers of Congress, then 38 states must ratify the language.
Never in the history of the United States has an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, having completed all requirements set out by Article V of the same constitution, been stopped in its tracks by a technicality—until women’s rights were on the docket.
We won’t stand for it.
Join the movement to publish the Equal Rights Amendment!