On Thursday, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) introduced her bill again in the House with bipartisan support of more than 195 co-signers, including Republican Congressman Tom Reed (N.Y.).***

On Friday, Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced an identical bill in the Senate.

“As we begin a new Congress, I can think of no better legislation to lead with than one that removes impediments to find ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment—an amendment that firmly embeds in law equality between men and women,” said Sen. Murkowski.

“We are making this one of our top priorities!” said Sen. Cardin on Tuesday. “This is the year of the ERA. We’re gonna get it done!” 

Another avenue for recognition of the ERA is for the Biden Justice Department to simply withdraw Barr’s opinion and direct certification of the ERA as the 28th Amendment to the Constitution, at last guaranteeing equal rights to women.

“People talk about systemic racism and systemic sexism. It’s my belief that the system is the Constitution and the reason that we continue to have these problems is that we’re dealing with a a playbook that is, in itself, unfair,” Jenkins [Pres. ERA Coalition] told Ms. “Until you fix that, you will continue to have problems. Until you do the fundamental work of changing the Constitution and stating that women are full human beings and that there can be no discrimination based on sex, you will always find a way around it.”