Resolutions to Track: HJ 579 and SJ284
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House of Delegates Resolution – HJ579
Is your Delegate already signed on to Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy’s House Resolution HJ579 to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment? Click here to see current list of patrons. If your Delegate has not signed on yet, then send a letter asking him/her to do so. Find your delegate at https://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/.
On January 17, 2019 Senate Resolution SJ284 crossed over to the House of Delegates and was assigned to the Privileges and Election (P&E) Committee, the same committee as HJ579. Contact House Leadership and non-supporters on the P&E Committee to ask for a full floor vote – information here.
Senate Resolution SJ284
On January 9, 2019, Senate Privileges and Elections Committee voted 8-6 to bring Resolution SJ284 to the full Senate for a vote.
On January 15, 2019, the Senate passed Senate Resolution SJ284 (26 Y/ 14 N)
Click here to see the list of patrons and if your Senator signed on to Senator Glen Sturtevant’s Senate Resolution SJ284 to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Find your senator at https://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/.