Getting the 28th Amendment (Equal Rights) certified and published in the Constitution probably requires a vote from the U.S. Senate to recognize the amendment. There are 34 states with U.S. Senate races in 2020.
Therefore, the VoteEqualityUS campaign is intently focused on voter outreach and education in eight key states. We believe the outcome of these particular races will determine whether or not the United States has a gender equality leadership in the Senate that will prioritize gender equality in 2021 and beyond.
The most important thing every gender equality lover can do this year is to VOTE EQUALITY! Check YOUR VOTE for resources to check your voter registration and plan your vote.
Once your voting plan is set, help others to get their voting plans in place. Check HELP OTHERS for resources to help get others to the polls!
Although there are still a few primaries outstanding through early September, we've compiled a list of incumbents and challengers for each Senate race. Check RACES for more information.
If Mitch McConnell wants to champion gender equality before the election, he can bring the legislation (SJRes6) carried by Senators Cardin (D-MD) and Murkowski (R-AK) to the Senate floor for a debate and vote. It is widely believed that the resolution, currently sponsored by 49 Senators, would pass.
SJRes6 removes the deadline and recognizes the 28th Amendment (Equal Rights). Passage of SJRes6 would be Congress' final step to ensure gender equality is added to our Constitution. Check SJRes6 to see if your current Senators are sponsors and if so, please take a moment to say thank you! If not, please take a moment to tell them why constitutional gender equality is important to you and ask him/her to sponsor SJRes6.
NOTE: On February 13, 2020 the House of Representatives passed the corresponding legislation, HJRes79.