Meryl Streep Urges Congress to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment

Published July 13, 2015 by Paradise Kendra

Meryl Streep asks Congress to revive ERA!

Tabby Biddle

Do you remember that exhilarating moment at the Academy Awards this year when Patricia Arquette took the stage to accept the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Boyhood”? Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez hooted and hollered when Patricia spoke out about wage equality and equal rights for women in America.

Now Meryl Streep is taking her support for the Equal Rights Amendment a few steps further.

Today 535 letters personally signed by Meryl Streep were delivered to every Member of Congress. The letters urge lawmakers to support a constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal rights for women.

“I am writing to ask you to stand up for equality – for your mother, your daughter, your sister, your wife or yourself – by actively supporting the Equal Rights Amendment,” Ms. Streep wrote. “The ERA is not just a women’s rights issue,” she noted, “it will have a meaningful benefit for…

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