Advocates plan birthday gift for the 19th Amendment: The ERA
One hundred years ago, American women gained the guaranteed right to vote, with ratification of the 19th Amendment. She introduced that amendment now known as the Equal Rights Amendment in Congress in 1923. Of course, the ERA, finally passed by Congress in 1972 only to stumble during a circuitous ratification effort, still isnt law. ERA advocates were deeply disappointed, though, when in February, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she thought the entire state ratification process should be started over, dealing current efforts a potentially serious blow. Were celebrating the anniversary of the 19th Amendment that really only gave the right to vote to white women, she says.
"Mrs. America" and the fight over the ERA
"Mrs. America" and the fight over the ERA A new TV series, "Mrs. America," dramatizes the battle fought by women for, and against, the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, from feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Bella Abzug and Shirley Chisholm, to conservative advocate Phyllis Schlafly. Correspondent Erin Moriarty talks with the all-star cast, including Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Tracy Ullman, Sarah Paulson, Elizabeth Banks and Margo Martindale.cbsnews.com