Nine people stood at the Key Bridge (on the Georgetown side) raising awareness about the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which will give equal rights to women and men under the law.
The ERA was first introduced in 1923 by Alice Paul. In 1972, it was passed by both houses in Congress and went to the state legislature for ratification. Thirty-five states ratified it, but three more were needed. The ERA never received the three votes needed for ratification by the deadline, so it was never ratified.
Since then, many states have adopted ERAs of their own. However, people are still fighting for the ERA to pass nationally. The bill has been reintroduced, and hopefully it will pass.
Read this for more information about the ERA and United 4 Equality, who is dedicated to getting the ERA passed.