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Women's Day and Equal Rights Amendment [page 2 of 2]

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Creator:Women's Liberation - Seattle
Creator:University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.
Title:Women's Day and Equal Rights Amendment [page 2 of 2]

Alternative title: Equal Rights Amendment: A Step Forward or a Step Back? Announces: 50th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, and birthday of Susan B. Anthony. "Members of Women's Liberation - Seattle will speak on: Past, Present, Future, of women's struggles. Wednesday, August 26, 7:30 p.m. at the 'Y' 4525 19th N.E." Calls for: "... no ratification of the equal rights amendment unless existing labor standards are guaranteed and genuinely protective legislation is extended to men." Quote from document: "The main point which troubles us is that legislation, especially legislation on labor standards, which now protects women, and should protect all human beings, may be taken away from women as a result of this 'advance.' We think most, but not all, protective legislation should be extended to men--not taken away from women." Background information: "The ERA was written in 1923 by Alice Paul, suffragist leader and founder of the National Woman's Party. She and the NWP considered the ERA to be the next necessary step after the 19th Amendment (Woman Suffrage) in guaranteeing 'equal justice under law' to all citizens. The ERA was introduced into every session of Congress between 1923 and 1972, when it was passed and sent to the states for ratification. The seven-year time limit in the ERA's proposing clause was extended by Congress to June 30, 1982, but at the deadline, the ERA had been ratified by 35 states, leaving it three states short of the 38 required for ratification. It has been reintroduced into every Congress since that time." (The ERA: A Brief Introduction. The Equal Rights Amendment. Retrieved February 12, 2004, from the API - ERA website. http://www.equalrightsamendment.org/overview.htm )

Local identification number: UW28222z

Types:Fliers (printed matter) | Text
Subjects:Feminism--Washington (State)--Seattle | Civil rights--Washington (State)--Seattle | Human rights--Washington (State)--Seattle | Women's Liberation-Seattle | United States, Washignton, King County, Seattle, 47.6062095, -122.3320708
Collection:Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
Institution:University of Washington's Libraries
Contributors:University of Washington. Libraries. Special Collections Division
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Women's Liberation - Seattle

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