Cori Bush renews fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Washington

Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 10:35 PM CST
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush is renewing the fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

It is a fight that dates back to the 1920s and seeks to secure full equality for women.

Bush supports making it the 28th amendment and giving more legal power when it comes to fighting for equal pay and other rights.

“We bleed, so we belong in the Constitution,” said Bush. “We breathe, we belong in the Constitution. Each week that goes by without the ERA is a week where we allow, we, Congress, we allow injustice and inequity to thrive and to continue to impact, to harm women and communities across this country.”

The equal rights act, or ERA, also holds more legal protections for pregnant women and victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault.