Thank you Jamie Raskin for voting for this (eliminating the deadline on the ERA amendment)!
Agree that, “It makes no sense for the Equal Rights Act ratification process to start fresh after 37 states have already expressed their approval for it. This is especially true in light of the fact that other Constitutional amendments — most notably the 27th Amendment — have been allowed to pass long after their first proposal.”
There may be more women in the workforce, and they may be better educated, but they don’t earn as much, occupy as many leadership positions or have as many opportunities.
Leads me to wonder why these gaps exist?
“Women are 50.8 percent of the U.S. population. They earn more than 57 percent of undergraduate degrees and 59 percent of all master's degrees. They earn 48.5 percent of all law degrees and 47.5 percent of all medical degrees.”
“Women will represent only 24 percent of members of Congress: 24 percent of the House and 23 percent of the Senate.”
“Women are just 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs—down from a record high of 6 percent in 2017.”
“woman working full time earns 80.7 cents for every dollar a man working full time earns. Additionally, women's median annual earnings are $9,909 less than men's, according to data from the US Census Bureau.Aug 26, 2019”