Making Democracy Work

Equal Rights Amendment

The League supports the ERA, which states in 24 simple words, "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."

Illinois became the 37th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in May 2018. Supporters in Missouri should connect with state legislators and/or raise awareness through social media.

Two ERA bills have been introduced in the current 2019 session:

  • SCR7 in the Missouri Senate, introduced by Senator Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur), was referred to the Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee. That committee held a hearing in 2018.

  • HCR12 in the Missouri House, introduced by Rep. Judy Morgan (D-Kansas City), was not assigned to a committee.