Streamed live on January 27, 2022.
- Senator Sandy Pappas, Rep Rena Moran, Rep Kristin Bahner, Angelica Klebsch (for AG Keigh Ellison), Betty Folliard and Suzann Whillhite of ERA MN – discuss the introduction of a bill to analyze Minnesota’s compliance with the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
- It is believed by many that the ERA is now the 28th Amendment – as it has been 2 years since the 38th state ratified the ERA.
- Federal ERA states: Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex.
- They also discuss the need for a Minnesota ERA Constitutional Amendment.
Resolution – Expressing the sense of the House of Representative that the article of amendment (commonly known as the “Equal Rights Amendment”) to the Constitution is valid. [View Resolution]
Today, as the House announces a resolution on the Equal Rights Amendment, I once again want to express my support for the ERA loudly and clearly. I have been a strong supporter of the ERA ever since I first ran for the Senate as a 29-year-old. We must recognize the clear will of the American people and definitively enshrine the principle of gender equality in the Constitution. It is long past time that we put all doubt to rest. I am calling on Congress to act immediately to pass a resolution recognizing ratification of the ERA. As the recently published Office of Legal Counsel memorandum makes clear, there is nothing standing in Congress’s way from doing so. No one should be discriminated against based on their sex—and we, as a nation, must stand up for full women’s equality.
[Link to Statement]