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Stern Lady Shuts Down ERA Feminists at Hearing

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Jerome, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member
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    Aug 21, 2006
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    Hopes of ERA ratification go down in flames

    "Shouting 'Shame, shame!' and singing 'We Shall Overcome,' more than 100 women’s rights activists from across Virginia poured into the state Capitol on Friday to try to force the legislature to take action on the federal Equal Rights Amendment."

    "wearing colorful silk banners demanding 'ERA 2018,' advocates hoped...[to] propel the amendment forward in Virginia — bringing the national effort just one shy of the 38 states needed for ratification. But their efforts failed...One House committee refused to take up the matter, while a Senate panel defeated it 9 to 5"