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The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. –Section 1 of the Equal Rights Amendment

Why has it taken so long for our country to recognize that Equal Rights for women should be called out in the Constitution?  Why is this a controversial issue?

19thAmendment

Before and After the Nineteenth Amendment August 2020 marks several landmarks in the long struggle for voting rights for [...]

The ERA – History

EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT (ERA) Some History: The first version of the Equal Rights Amendment was submitted to Congress in [...]

ERA Coalition Information

ERA COALITION 1875 K Street,FL 4, Washington, DC 20006 www.eracoalition.org History of the Equal Rights Amendment Alice Paul drafted and introduced [...]

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The Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA)

Are you wondering why all of a sudden the news is talking about polling stations being closed, voter rolls being purged, and long lines at polling sites?  Don’t we have a Voter Rights law which prevents states from arbitrarily restricting voting?  Well, yes and no.  The Supreme Court struck down part of that law.  And now, Congress needs to fix it.

On December 6, 2019, by a bi-partisan vote, the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act.  It will only become law if the US Senate passes the VRAA and restores free and fair elections that build the representative democracy America deserves.

VRAA History

Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA)Some History: In 1965 Congress passed the Voting Rights Act, which protected a citizen’s right to [...]

How will the VRAA work?

The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 responds to current conditions in voting today by restoring the full protections [...]

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What can you do?

If these issues are important to you, write to your Senators, talk to your friends, write letters to the editors, post Facebook posts, and Tweet your support!

For the ERA (S.J.Res 6) and VRAA (S. 561), please write to Senator Lisa Murkowski and thank her for her support of these bills.  And, specifically — write, call or email  Senator Dan Sullivan to encourage him to support both of these. 

Murkowski, Lisa – (R – AK)
522 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6665
Sullivan, Dan – (R – AK)
302 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3004

More information about the League of Women Voters of Alaska, and the other Leagues in Alaska

Alaska

www.alaskalwv.org

Anchorage

www.lwvanchorage.org

Central Kenai Peninsula

www.lwvalaska.org/kenai/

Juneau

www.juneaulwv.org

Tanana Valley

www.lwvalaska.org/fairbanks/
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