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1776 – Abigail Adams wrote her husband “remember the ladies”

1848 – First Woman’s Rights Convention

1923 – ERA first introduced into Congress

1940 – Republican party included ERA in platform

1944 – Democratic party included ERA in platform

1972 – ERA passes Congress and moves to states for ratification

1977 – 35 of the needed 38 states had ratified the ERA

1978 – Deadline for ratification extended from 1979 to 1982

1982 – Still only 35 states ratified the ERA

2017 – Nevada ratifies the ERA

2018 – Illinois ratifies the ERA

2018 – The Equal Rights Amendment is not yet part of U.S. Constitution

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