Zonta USA Advocacy Action Center

Zonta International is a global organization of individuals dedicated to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. The Zonta USA Advocacy Action Center is a tool for our members in the United States and other individuals who share our commitment to gender equality to take action to improve the lives of women and girls. With your help, we can make a difference. In addition to the actions below, click here to support our joint efforts with UNICEF USA to end child marriage in the United States.

Ensure Women Have Equal Rights Under the Law
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was passed by Congress in 1972; however, it has never been fully ratified. Its ratification would provide a constitutional guarantee that all men and women are truly equal under the law and that these rights cannot be easily abridged. Without the ERA, women do not have equal rights under the law.

The Equal Rights Amendment will make it clear that sex discrimination in employment, education or any other space is a violation of women’s constitutional rights as Americans. It will also provide a clearer and stricter judicial standard for deciding cases of sex discrimination.

On March 17, the House of Representatives voted to remove the time limit on the ERA. The next step is for the Senate to pass S.J. Res. 1 to remove the deadline to ratify the ERA, introduced by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Use our pre-drafted letter to contact your senators urging them to pass S.J. Res. 1.

Click here to see an advocacy reporting map for this action. 

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