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“Do most Americans support Equal Rights in our Constitution?”

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  • 97% of Americans say it is somewhat or very important for women to have equal rights with men in this country. (source, Pew Research Center)
  • 80% of Americans mistakenly believe the U.S. Constitution already guarantees gender equality. (source, ERA Coalition)
  • 78% of Americans specifically favor adding the 28th Amendment (Equal Rights) to the Constitution. Among Republicans and Republican leaners 66% agree with the addition and among Democrats and Democratic leaners there is 88% agreement. (source, Pew Research Center
  • Historically, the 28th Amendment (Equal Rights) has always been bipartisan, just as it is today. 
    • In 1940, the Republican Party was the first major party to endorse the amendment on its platform. The Democratic Party soon followed.
    • In 1972 the 28th Amendment passed with an overwhelming bipartisan majority.
      354Y-24N in the House of Representatives
      84Y-8N in the Senate.
    • During the recent (2017-2020) ratifications in Nevada, Illinois, and Virginia, there was strong bipartisan support and leadership of the state ratifications.
  • Both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate deadline elimination resolutions have Democratic sponsors with Republican lead co-sponsors. (sourceWashington Post)

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