Pro-ERA Button, 1972-1982

Description
Button worn by supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
In 1972 the Equal Rights Amendment, designed to guarantee protection against sexual discrimination for women under the law, passed both houses of Congress and was sent to the individual states for ratification. Groups on both sides of the issue mobilized to lobby the states for and against passage.
The ERA failed to meet the requisite number of state ratifications (38) by Congress’ deadline of June 30, 1982 and so was not adopted as a Constitutional amendment. It has been reintroduced several times
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 2 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 1/4 in; 5.715 cm x 5.715 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
1988.0708.03
catalog number
1988.0708.03
accession number
1988.0708
Credit Line
Edith P. Mayo
subject
Women's Suffrage
Women's Rights
See more items in
Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Woman Suffrage
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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