Friday, August 26, 2011

Happy Women's Equality Day

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August 26 is Women's Equality Day. Most Americans don't even know what it is. . .

Recently renamed the Women's Equality Amendment by its chief sponsor, Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the ERA is the essence of brevity: "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." That's the whole thing. A simple concept that had the blessing of both political parties until the Republicans struck it from their platform in 1980.

It's high time the ERA was put back in the center of public debate, and the long 2012 election season that's already underway is the perfect opportunity. . . Equality Day? Not yet. Ask your candidate why.

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