WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Independent Women’s Law Center (IWLC) submitted a letter to David Ferriero, archivist of the United States, on the status of the Equal Rights Amendment. 

IWLC’s letter was sent in response to a letter that Rep. Carolyn Maloney, chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight & Reform, sent earlier this week to Ferriero asserting that he had the power to certify the Equal Rights Amendment as the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution. 

Jennifer C. Braceras, director of Independent Women’s Law Center, issued the following statement:  

“ERA supporters would have you believe that an out-of-touch, expired proposal from the era of Charlie’s Angels, disco, and the Iran Hostage Crisis is now part of the Constitution. It’s not. 

“Most of us either weren’t alive or were too young to vote when Congress sent the ERA to the states for approval. Activists must not be allowed to impose the proposed amendment’s radical consequences without our consent.”

Inez Stepman, senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Forum, added, “Men and women are already equal under the law, but they are not interchangeable. The ERA would prevent the law from ever recognizing that men and women are biologically different, despite that recognition being necessary for women’s privacy, opportunity, and safety.” 

The letter can be found HERE



Independent Women’s Law Center advocates for equal opportunity, individual liberty, and respect for the American constitutional order.