Let’s Make the Equal Rights Amendment Unanimous


The Papercuts Library #5

What was proposed in 1923 and is still unresolved nearly a century later? It’s called the Equal Rights Amendment, and with any luck it will eventually add a simple but important set of 24 words to the U.S. Constitution to finally put women on an equal legal standing with men after 245 years (and counting) of intense inequality. If we can’t handle the so-called consequences of equal rights, then how is America supposed to be a beacon of liberty for the entire world?

In #5 we lay out a way to end this struggle properly, with all delinquent parties stepping forward and making amends for leaving generation upon generation of women at an unjust disadvantage that flies in the face of what our country is supposed to stand for.

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This is what the big holdup is about…

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Just those few words, and somehow we are still waiting 98 years later.

What’s the current score?

Sample pages from The Papercuts Library #5 - Let's Make the Equal Rights Amendment Unanimous


Though the ERA already has a three-quarters majority in its favor, so much time has passed now that there is no longer any excuse for not having every single state standing united in favor of equal rights for women, … so we are calling out the stragglers to finally make good on a basic ideal…

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It won’t be easy, but given all the legal wrangling going on with it, making the Equal Rights Amendment unanimous might be the quickest way to settle this once and for all.

You in?

Warning: Spoilers ahead...

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If you aren't already familiar with it, start from the top...





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Reference for Hawaii:



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Women’s Legal History:


Women’s Right to Vote:





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Regarding mentioned resources…

Extensive data on women’s issues:


The Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, Eagleton Institute of Politics maintains an excellent resource on women in elected office:

Data referenced in #5:


For the latest on the technical fight to ratify the ERA:

Their state resources aren’t completely up to date, but still have important historical information on ERA activities in most states, which can be found using the following URL template, with GA as an example:


American Association of University Women (AAUW)

AAUW has a variety of resources available here:


More data from the U.S. Department of Labor:


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Regarding ratification:


If you want to get into the nitty gritty of the ERA’s last mile:


The breakdown of where things stand with the National Archivist not publishing the ERA:


Want to write the National Archivist yourself?


Regarding the time limit:



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State data sources…


Projected date for equal pay from:


Political participation:


For references to gender pay gap, see:



State equal rights amendments - Wikipedia


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Arizona –








Florida –


Regarding state constitution:






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Georgia –






North Carolina –









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Missouri –



  • Project 28 MO - Project 28 MO is a Kansas City area organization with the mission to make the Equal Rights Amendment the 28th Constitutional Amendment.






Arkansas –



Diane Kincaid was an ERA supporter who debated Phyllis Schlafly in front of the Arkansas House of Representatives in 1975




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Oklahoma –







Norman, Stillwater, Tulsa City Council’s all voted in 2019 to push for OK to ratify the ERA:


With SJR 25 in the 2020 Regular Session of the Oklahoma State Legislature, it was the first time the ERA has been introduced since 1982, which stands out even among the delinquent states.



South Carolina –






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Utah –




Equal Means Equal’s summary on Utah is light, but there is more here:



Regarding state constitution:



Louisiana –



Historical gender pay gap data from:





Regarding state constitution:



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Neither Mississippi nor Alabama currently have state-wide ERA organizations, and even compared to the other delinquents, there is very little state history on the subject available online.


Mississippi –






Pay equity protection laws by state:


Alabama –


We could not find a state-wide ERA organization for Alabama, but read one mention the League of Women Voters plans to help in such states, so:





Re: lawsuit…



Equal Means Equal also has a lawsuit against the National Archivist, currently in appeal:



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To dispel “crass reasoning, worst-case speculation, or general misinformation”:




And for good measure, George Will’s take on the ERA for Townhall:


And to balance that out:

  • GOP4ERA – Republicans for Equal Rights


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For finding/contacting reps:


Re: deadline: