State Rep. Amanda Stuck
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Stuck Supports Passage of H.J.Res.79

Resolution Would Remove Deadline to Ratify Equal Rights Amendment

By - Feb 14th, 2020 12:21 pm

APPLETON – Yesterday the House voted on House Joint Resolution 79, which would eliminate the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. The amendment would prohibit discrimination based on sex. State Assembly Representative and Congressional candidate Amanda Stuck strongly supports providing women equal rights and allowing the Equal Rights Amendment the time it needs to become fully ratified.

“This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting women suffrage, but our fight for equal rights has not stopped there. We have been striving to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment for almost 50 years now and this week marked an important moment toward achieving that goal,” Stuck said. “The introduction and passing of H.J.Res.79 by Congress, which would remove the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, is a necessary and fruitful resolution. The passage of this resolution would strip away arbitrary deadlines and allow us focus on achieving ratifications in the last couple of states needed.”

Three states (Nevada, Illinois, Virginia) have voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in the last two years despite the deadline for ratification being in 1982. Rep. Stuck believes this renewed interest and action deserves the opportunity to be properly explored.

“As a single mother that worked her way through college, providing women the legal protections they deserve is an important issue not just to me but to the working families of Northeast Wisconsin,” Stuck continued. “We have come too far as a society to settle for anything less than equal rights. Unfortunately, this resolution is being treated as another partisan quagmire by the politicians in Washington. My opponent, Mike Gallagher, joined the majority of his Republican colleagues by voting against allowing states the opportunity to ratify the amendment. Instead, they would rather see the amendment, which has had bipartisan support for decades and very recent support, be forced to start over which they would most likely also oppose.”

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