Anti-ERA Button, 1972-1982

Description
Button used by opponents 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. One of the most prominent anti-ERA organizations, simply entitled “STOP ERA,” was led by Phyllis Schlafly, .
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
Object Name
button
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
1978.0844.18
accession number
1978.0844
catalog number
1978.0844.18
subject
Government, Politics, and Reform
Women's Suffrage
Women's Rights
Woman Suffrage
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Womens History/Reform Movements Collection
Woman Suffrage
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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