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ERA will provide citizens of all 50 states with a constitutional guarantee of Legal Quality.
ERA will guarantee fair treatment in the marketplace for the millions of women who must work.
ERA will enhance the role of the wife by providing the retention of legal rights after marriage.
ERA will eliminate payment of inheritance tax by widows on jointly owned property and equalize benefits in social security and pensions.
ERA will create equal educational opportunities for boys and girls in publicly supported schools.
ERA will ensure that the "Good of the Child" be the primary criterion for awarding custody. (Alimony will continue to be awarded on the basis of the need.)
ERA will extend to men truly beneficial "protective labor laws" and will prohibit restrictive and discriminatory hiring practices for men and women.
ERA will strengthen the family unit by ensuring that the marriage may be a true partnership.
The Equal Rights Amendment is a symbol of our national committment to the pricniples of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happinessl; We are fortunate, our nation's 200th birthday, to have the means by which we may fufill America's promise of justice and freedom by providing a Constitutional guarantee of equality.
WORDING OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT
Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce by appropriate legislation, the provision of this article.
Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.
ERA will not destroy the family.
ERA will not deny the right to privacy
ERA will not dictate homosexual marriage laws
ERA will not affect the Supreme Court ruling on abortion.
ERA will not require women to earn a salary.
ERA will not interfere with a state's right to legislate.
Thirty-four of the needed thirty-eight states have ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. Florida must become one of the four states needed for ratification.
Your help is needed in the Ratification effort. You cna contact one of the NOW chapters listed on the back or a local affiliate of one of the supporting organizations.
The fall elections are important. There are PRO ERA candidates in all of the remaining state Senate races. (in 1975 the Florida Senate defeated the ERA by a 21-18 vote. As of September, 1976, the vote apepars to be 18 YES, 16 NO, with six Senate races to be decided. The Florida House of Represenatives ratified the ERA in 1975, but there is still the need to maintain that status.)
RATIFICATION IS WITHIN OUR GRASP
To help, YOU CAN:
Vote for PRO ERA candidates
Work in the campaigns of PRO ERA candidates
Contribute money to Pro Era candidates
Write, Call, or Visit your legislators, urging them to vote YES on ERA
Tell your friends, relatives, and neighbors about the importance of ERA
Join your local NOW chapter or ERA coaltion to work together for ERA.
DO IT TODAY!
FLORIDA SUPPORTERS OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT
American Civil Liberties Union
American Association of University Women
Church Women United
Classroom Teachers Association
Communication Workers of america
Democratic National Committee
Florida Association of Women Lawyers
Florida Council of Churches
Florida Bar Association
Florida Women's Poltical Caucus
International Brotherhood of Printers and Allied Trades
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
International Union of Electrical, Rado, and Machine Workers
League of American Working Women
League of Women Voters
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Coalition of American Nuns
National Council of Jewish Women
National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs
National Secretaries Association
Republican Nataional Committee
Presbyterian Church in the U.S. Florida Synod
Women's Christian Temperance Union
Gov. Ruben Askey
Mrs. Donna Lu Askew
Attorney General Robert Shevin
AND MANY OTHER FLORIDIANS......
HOW ABOUT YOU?
To help ratify the EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT,
contact a NOW chapter in one of these targeted areas.
BROWARD COUNTY NOW
Carol Blum 3218 Van Buren St.
Hollywood, Fl. 33021
CHARLOTTE COUNTY NOW
528 Carmelita St.
Punta Gorde, Fl. 33950
PINELLAS COUNTY NOW
Rt. 3 Box 657E
Palm Harbor, Fl. 33563
SARASOTA COUNTY NOW
3213 Bay Drive
Bradenton, Fl. 33507
407 South Lois Ave.
Tampa, Fl. 33609
Or for your local NOW chapter, contact:
Florida NOW State Coordinator
15 S. Ridgeview Rd.
Jensen Beach, Fl. 33457
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN
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National Organization for Women. National Organization for Women ERA pamphlet. 1976 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/325546>, accessed 4 December 2021.
National Organization for Women. National Organization for Women ERA pamphlet. 1976 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/325546>.
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