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The Equal Rights Amendment
Date: 10/31/2016
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Experience Level: Basic
MCLE Credit: 1.75 IL-MCLE Credits
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The Equal Rights Amendment: Why It Still Matters and How It will Affect Our Future

Join our panel of legislators and legal scholars, for a timely program that will analyze the ERA & address many topics related to it, including:
  • Origin of and advocacy for the ERA as a means to address gender inequities
  • Results of previous efforts to pass the ERA here and in other states, & an update on the ERA Bill passed in the Illinois Senate and introduced in the Illinois House
  • Who will benefit-and how-if the Amendment becomes part of the U.S. Constitution
  • Rationales voiced by ERA proponents and supporting data
  • Objections that have been raised to its passage and data available to support and to counter those objections
  • Procedural steps necessary to pass the ERA now.

Listen to CBA Lobbyist Larry Suffredin and Past President Laurel Bellows discuss the ERA here.

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