To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

In spirit of the Women's March, it's time for Equal Rights Amendment

We urge our Representatives and Senators to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. It is unconscionable that in 2017 women lack the same protections as men under the U.S. Constitution.

Why is this important?

As women and their supporters marched in Washington and cities around the world Saturday, Sen. Ben Cardin joined with Senate Democrats to reintroduce the Equal Rights Amendment.

“Many Americans would be shocked to find out that the U.S. Constitution still lacks a provision ensuring gender equality,” the Maryland Democrat said in a statement. “Think about that: in 2017, women lack the same constitutional protections as men. This is clearly wrong and needs permanent correction.”

The 28th amendment would guarantee that “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”