What Next

An Equal Rights Amendment True Believer on Why She’s Optimistic

Congress finally gave supporters a hearing. That hasn’t happened in years.

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The proposed Equal Rights Amendment is simple: It would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. To become part of the U.S. Constitution, the ERA has to be passed not just in Congress, but in 38 state legislatures. In 2017, Nevada became the 36th state to pass it. Last year, Illinois became the 37th. And last week, Congress held a hearing on the plan.

Guest: Carol Jenkins, co-president and CEO of the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Anna Martin with help from Samantha Lee. 

Correction, June 10, 2019: Due to a production error, an earlier version of this show page published with incorrect audio.