38th State Ratifies Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

Equal finally means equal with the upcoming ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

Today, I couldn’t be prouder to be an American and a member of Federally Employed Women (FEW). Yesterday, in historic fashion, the Virginia House and Senate BOTH passed resolutions to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment! Virginia will be the 38th state to vote to ratify the ERA. This has been elected by the membership as a priority on the FEW Legislative Agenda and advocated by the organization since its inception. This means that finally we will have the two-thirds majority of states needed to add the ERA to the U.S. Constitution.

In 2020, or what I call the year of perfect vision, it is crucial we stay focused; this victory proves with persistence and unity, we can achieve anything. A pivotal moment like this will surely help us elevate our country and the many women across the nation. We, as an organization, work for historic moments that allow us to add justice, diversity and inclusion into our workforce. Today, we know this achievement will set the tone for future generations and ensure women have a fair and equal stance in the workplace, the federal government, and society. Now, Equal truly means Equal!

Again, none of this would be possible without your support—thank you for all you do.