Your City & State,
United States Senate
Dear Senator ____________________,
I am writing to you today to express my support for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and encourage you to move forward with the passage of S.J. Res. 6. This resolution will eliminate the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Despite the significant legal and legislative advances that have been made in recent decades, women continue to face discrimination on the basis of sex. The symptoms of this systemic discrimination are clear in the ongoing fights against unequal pay, workplace harassment, pregnancy discrimination, domestic violence, and limited access to comprehensive healthcare. It is not enough to treat the symptoms; we must address the root cause of inequality by amending the Constitution.
In January, Virginia was the final and 38th state to ratify the ERA. In order to ensure that the will of the states and ratification rights of the states are respected, Congress must immediately pass H.J. Res. 79 and S.J. Res. 6. This is an important step to ensuring that the work in states across the country was not done in vain and will lead to real change. As H.J. Res 79 already has the necessary support to pass, it is now up to the Senate to take the next step in guaranteeing equal rights for all Americans, regardless of gender.
I believe the ERA is long overdue and I urge you to eliminate the timeline for ratification by passing S.J. Res 6 as soon as possible.
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