For the ERA, again

To The Editor:
All women in America, and their allies, can now take action supporting the resurrecting and passing into law the ERA - Equal Rights Amendment.

Two resolutions in the US Senate -- SJ Res. 10 and SJ Res. 15 -- address ratification of the ERA. They would honor the votes by State Legislatures that passed the ERA years ago, and would extend the time needed for ratification by more states. 

Only three more states are needed to ratify the amendment, if previous work can be retained.

One woman said, "Just remember 79-cents, 69-cents, and 59-cents."

She said a woman in America earns, on average, 79-cents for every dollar a man earns, working in the same field, if she is white.  If she is black, she earns 69-cents compared to a man.  If she is Hispanic, she earns 59-cents compared to a man.

Oklahoma's US Senators Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe - or their replacements after the November elections - can help pass these Resolutions, so that the ERA can, once again, be considered by our State Legislature.

For Universal Human Rights.

Nathaniel Batchelder,
Director, The Peace House
Oklahoma City

Nathaniel Batchelder

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