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Teens Work for ERA

Six teenage girls were shocked to learn in their seventh grade English class that the ERA still wasn’t law. They decided to take action because “We don’t want to live in the world when we get older where women are not respected enough to be considered equals,” calling themselves the Yellow Roses. in 2016 they phoned “Women’s Issues” staffers in the 15 state governments that didn’t ratify the ERA before the original 1982 deadline: Nine of the staffers said they would support the amendment.