Equal Rights Amendment: The Time Is NOW

Equal Rights Amendment: The Time Is NOW

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Research & Studies

What is the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)? 

The ERA is an amendment to the United States Constitution that would guarantee equal rights to all Americans, regardless of sex. The ERA would provide a fundamental and universal legal remedy against discrimination for both women and men. Originally written by suffragist Alice Paul in 1923, only one more state is needed to ratify this critically needed amendment to guarantee equal rights.


What can you do to fuel the fight for the ERA? 

  • Spread the word about the ERA to friends and colleagues through conversation and social media.
  • Educate yourself at EqualMeansEqual.org and join Equal Means ERA on Facebook. 
  • Tell your legislators that you support the ERA and you want them to as well. 
  • Help candidates who support the ERA. 

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Counter misinformation.

Misinformation is the #1 obstacle to South Carolina's ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment! Get the facts so you can counter fallacies when speaking with family, friends, and legislators.  Read about bipartisan efforts and commentary to explain the need for this important Constitutional guarantee. 

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Read about it, write about it. 

Check out these press mentions. 



Equal Means Equal documentary events


November 7, Hilton Head Island Branch Library

By popular demand, the League has scheduled a second screening of Equal Means Equal on Thursday, November 7, 4:45 p.m. at the Hilton Head Island Branch Library. Admission is free, however, seating is limited. Register by November 5. 

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August 26, USCB/Hilton Head Campus

On August 26, the League launched its 100th anniversary year with a screening of the award-winning documentary Equal Means Equal to an enthusiastic sell-out crowd. 

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Get involved! 

Contact Barb Hammes,  ERA Coordinator.

Barb Hammes, ERA Coordinator, LWVHHI-BA

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Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Area