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File #: Res 1718-2013    Version: * Name: A three-fourths majority of the States to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Women's Issues
On agenda: 4/9/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the Congress of the United States to pass, the President of the United States to sign, and a three-fourths majority of the States to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
Sponsors: Jessica S. Lappin, Gale A. Brewer, Margaret S. Chin, Inez E. Dickens, Daniel Dromm , Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Letitia James, Peter A. Koo, G. Oliver Koppell, Brad S. Lander, Rosie Mendez, Deborah L. Rose, James G. Van Bramer
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*Jessica S. Lappin City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2013*Jessica S. Lappin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2013*Jessica S. Lappin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 1718
 
Resolution calling upon the Congress of the United States to pass, the President of the United States to sign, and a three-fourths majority of the States to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
 
 
By Council Members Lappin, Brewer, Chin, Dickens, Dromm, Ferreras, James, Koo, Koppell, Lander, Mendez, Rose and Van Bramer
 
Whereas, The Equal Rights Amendment is an un-ratified amendment to the U.S. Constitution that addresses the equality of the rights of women under the law; and
Whereas, The Amendment would correct a profound imbalance that leaves women open to unequal treatment under the laws of the United States; and
Whereas, The Amendment would help rectify issues of discrimination and equal access and pay for women; and
Whereas, These issues continue to affect the professional and personal lives of women throughout New York City and the United States in the 21st Century; and
Whereas, The Amendment would clarify the legal status of sex discrimination for the courts, by making sex a suspect category subject to strict judicial scrutiny; and
Whereas, The Amendment would guarantee equal footing for women in the legal systems of all 50 states; and
Whereas, The Amendment would ensure that government programs and federal resources benefit men and women equally; and
Whereas, One hundred years ago, Alice Paul helped organized the Women's Suffrage Parade, marking a turning point in the struggle for the women's right to vote; and
Whereas, The Equal Rights Amendment, as drafted by Ms. Paul, was first introduced to Congress in 1923, and subsequently reintroduced in every Congress until its passage in 1972; and
Whereas, After passage in 1972, only thirty-five states, including New York State, of the thirty-eight states required to amend the U.S. Constitution ratified the Amendment by its ratification deadline in 1982; and
Whereas, The Equal Rights Amendment has, since 1982, been reintroduced in each session of Congress, most recently by U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey on March 5, 2013, as S.J. Res. 10; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the Congress of the United States to pass, the President of the United States to sign, and a three-fourths majority of the States to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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