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Meryl Streep Urges Congress to Revive the Equal Rights Amendment

Meryl Streep Urges Congress to Revive the Equal Rights Amendment

Meryl Streep has reportedly written a letter to each member of congress urging them to reinstate the now defunct Equal Rights Amendment.

“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,” the 66-year-old actress wrote. “A whole new generation of women and girls are talking about equality — equal pay, equal protection from sexual assault, equal rights.”

In addition to the letter, Meryl also sent a copy of “Equal Means Equal,” a book by ERA Coalition president Jessica Neuwirth.

The amendment was originally instated in 1972, but did not last more than a few years. The original amendment states, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

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  • Cuddles

    Thanx Meryl ~~ Equal rights time has come ~~ let’s get this show on the road!

  • Baseliner

    so does that mean that men will get equal rights in terms of child custody?

  • Jon M’Shulla

    You have equal right. Look at Hollywood women actor pay rates lately.

  • Jon M’Shulla

    Merryl you are a fool. I mean not even talking about ERA just you and your Hollywood friends are all fools. You should be boycotted.

    Plus you are very ugly.

  • mlle_n_m

    Oh yeah because only actresses suffer from inequalities… The rest, millions of women, doesn’t matter….

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  • Curt Noydb

    Guess this genius has never read the Constitution. Its already in the Civil Rights Act. Just posturing for Hitlery.

  • Jon M’Shulla

    She is a charleton anyway.