On December 5th, Free Speech For People joined Shattering Glass and 83 organizations and professional associations from across the country in calling on President Biden to instruct the US Archivist (“Archivist”) to publish the Equal Rights Amendment (“ERA”) as the 28th Amendment to the Constitution.

For the past two years, Shattering Glass has been educating the public, as well as organizations (beyond gender and racial justice organizations where the benefits of the ERA are more obvious )whose missions are furthered by the Equal Rights Amendment. These 84 organizations and professional associations from across the nation are a diverse group that includes:

  • Democracy and voting focused organizations, such as the American Constitution Society, Free Speech For People, and Center For Common Ground;
  • Military focused organizations, such as Combat Sexual Assault, Military & Veteran Women’s Coalition, and Women Injured in Combat;
  • Organizations focused on LGBTQIA+ rights, such as Equality Illinois, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Trans Formations Project;
  • Youth led/focused organizations, such as Generation Ratify, Girls Inc., and The Feminist Front;
  • Organizations focused on reproductive rights, such as Saratoga Caucus for Reproductive Rights;
  • Medical Associations and Organizations, such as American Medical Women’s Association, Civic Health Alliance, Doctors For America, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, Patient Care Heroes and Physicians for Reproductive Health;
  • Political parties and organizations, such as Democrats Abroad, Greene County Ohio Democratic Party, National Women’s Political Caucus, and the Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus; and
  • Other professional associations and organizations, such as Illinois Federation of Teachers, The Ohio Federation of Business & Professional Women, and Women Employed.

All of this in addition to numerous national, state and local gender and racial justice organizations, such as the American Association of University Women, Equality Now, Indivisible, Jewish Women International, National Council of Negro Women, Sojourners, and ZONTA International.

The full letter and a complete list of signatories may be found here.