Streep calls for ERA re­vival

Los Angeles Times - - CULTURE MONSTER -

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.

Carolyn Cole Los An­ge­les Times

A LET­TER to Congress from Meryl Streep asks for ac­tion on the Equal Rights Amend­ment.

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