Virginia is ONE VOTE AWAY
from ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment!
This fall, every seat in Virginia’s Senate and
House of Delegates is up for election.
November 5, 2019 cast your vote for equality.
In 2019, federal judges selected a new House of Delegates district map that revised boundaries of 26 districts. With the new districts, many House of Delegates races are more evenly matched than they have been for a decade or more. This November, Virginia voters have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make constitutional history by electing candidates who will ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
A Virginia ratification requires a change in House leadership, as was made very clear by the Speaker and House Majority Leader during General Assembly 2019. When this change in leadership occurs, our legislators will add 24 simple, but consequential, words to the Constitution:
Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
One more state is needed to reach 38, the number required to ratify the amendment to correct the purposeful, historical exclusion of women from the Constitution. Virginia is widely expected to be that state! The VAratifyERA campaign will work overtime to ensure Virginians are aware of the importance of this November’s election and to know which candidates support ratification.
See our “20/20 Vision for Equality” list
of twenty key House of Delegates districts!
2020 Vision – map / 2020 Vision – list
VAratifyERA is an all-volunteer, nonpartisan grassroots campaign supporting ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia. Our campaign works with other organizations across the commonwealth and nationally who support ERA ratification. We advocate for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, but do not endorse or support candidates.