Did you know there is not an Amendment to either the Minnesota or the U.S. Constitution that states specifically that women and men have equal protection under the law?
If you didn't, you're not alone -- 76% of the population thinks we already have an Equal Rights Amendment and 94% of the country believes we should!
We at ERA Minnesota are working to make equal rights for all a reality.
Minnesota has been active in trying to get the ERA passed since the 1970's. Our state was the 26th state to ratify the federal amendment in 1973. What many people don't realize is that not enough states nationwide ratified, so the federal amendment effort died on June 14, 1982.
In Minnesota we are organizing, educating and advocating for:
How you can help
Every action - small or large - makes a difference! Check our ACT Now page to learn how you can help to move an ERA forward. [or check the ACT Now menu]
"Equality under the law shall not be abridged or denied on account of gender." AND "Equality under the law shall not be abridged or denied on account of sex."
Language of the proposed Minnesota State ERAs. Bills are now in the MN House and MN Senate. [More Info]
"Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex."
Language of the proposed Federal ERA. Bills now in the MN Senate to remove the deadline. [More Info]
Get your ERA t-shirt to wear around town and to our events! This is a great way to raise awareness -- to reach the 76% of folks who think there already is an ERA!
You can purchase green unisex short sleeved t-shirts directly through Cafe Press.
ERA YES Mask
This ERA branded mask is the perfect way to show your support of the ERA and educate people when they ask "What's the ERA?" and "Didn't we get that back in the 70's?"
Each mask is made of the recommended 3-layers of 100% cotton, with cotton ear loops. Soft and comfortable. FREE shipping.
Note: This mask is not medical grade, it does not have a pocket for a filter and does not have a nose clip.