Streep calls for ERA revival
A letter Tuesday from Meryl Streep to each member of Congress called for the Equal Rights Amendment to be revived.
“I am writing to ask you to stand up for equality — for your mother, your daughter, your sister, your wife or yourself — by actively supporting the Equal Rights Amendment,” wrote Streep, who in- cluded a copy of the book “Equal Means Equal” by Jessica Neuwirth, president of the ERA Coalition.
Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972. Over the next decade, 35 states ratified it, three short of the 38 needed to add it to the Constitution.
Streep, who turned 66 on Monday, is among those who say disparities between men’s and women’s average salaries are one reason the amendment remains relevant and needed.
A LETTER to Congress from Meryl Streep asks for action on the Equal Rights Amendment.