"We the Women" Explores Roots of ERA and Why It Still Matters Today

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The year 2020 marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, guaranteeing women’s constitutional right to vote. But have we come far enough? Julie C. Suk, JD, D.Phil., author of the new book We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment, joined us to share the brilliant women who persisted across generations to change the Constitution. Their stories reveal why the Equal Rights Amendment still matters in the 21st century.

She tells the story of the ERA through the voices of the bold women lawmakers who created it. They faced opposition and subterfuge at every turn, but they kept the ERA alive. And, despite significant gains, the achievements of gender equality have fallen short, especially for working mothers and women of color. Suk excavates the ERA’s past to guide its future, explaining how the ERA can address hot-button issues such as pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, and unequal pay.

For more information about the book, visit the publisher's website.