Equal Means Equal
Welcome to equalmeansequal.org, a new movement to complete the ratification of the original Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution.
My name is Kamala Lopez and I have spent the last decade examining gender discrimination, its noxious effects on American society and the impact it has on the ability of our women, girls and families to succeed and thrive.
I believe that the addition of a gender equality clause to the United States Constitution is not only the first necessary action to fix the problem, but the ONLY single action that will effectively begin to address what is a systemic and institutional crisis, one whose roots lie in the very DNA of the founding document of the United States of America, our Constitution.
This organization is an outgrowth of the ERA Education Project, ERA University and the documentary film I directed, Equal Means Equal. I am joining forces with the Blue State Digital team (Sam Zimmerman, Julianna Egner and Laura Kunkel), artist and ERA Activist, Natalie White, and a growing team of state leaders, organizations and activists on the ground.
We are an inclusive, non-partisan, non-denominational, diverse group of concerned people from all over this country and the world; of all ages, races, genders and religions who see women as a crucial part of the solution to our multiple social crises both in the U.S. and worldwide.
The equal means equal initiative supports the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in its current form with the objective of educating individuals and engaging communities regarding the role of the Amendment in eradicating inequities facing women across the country.
The initial phase of this initiative will focus on the states needed to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. In order for an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to become law, two-thirds of the members of the House of Representatives and two-thirds of Senators first need to approve it. Then, the Amendment must be ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures in order to go into effect.