Please join me in expressing your support for the Equal Rights Amendment. The passage of this Minnesota amendment will guarantee equal rights to all, regardless of gender. The legislation has been introduced by Senator Dick Cohen during every legislative session for over 25 years. This year his legislation is backed by a large statewide coalition of people pushing for the Constitutional Amendment for Equality (C.A.F.E.) [mnCAFEcoalition.org].
Senator John Marty
DFL Candidate for Governor
It's time to pass the state ERA. We are long overdue in guaranteeing equal rights to women in the Minnesota Constitution.
The public is more than ready for this. In fact, most people believe that such an amendment was already adopted thirty years ago. Back then, for some people, equal rights for women was a controversial idea. Times have changed, and people understand that women deserve equal rights under the constitution.
For those who say this isn't a priority when the state is struggling with the recession, we must remind them that women earn an average of three-quarters what men earn. In times of economic hardship, it is more important than ever to address this discrimination.
Equality for women is long overdue. We are already ten years into the new millenium. It is time for legislative leaders to push for passage of the Constitutional Amendment for Equality (C.A.F.E.).