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Equal Rights Amendment

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza speaking to supporters after being sworn into office on December 5, 2016.
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Three women in Illinois government studying sexual harassment and gender equity say a solution would be to elect women to half of all political offices in the state.

The Illinois Anti-Harassment, Equality and Access Panel issued a report Wednesday recommending measures for political parties to combat sexual harassment and make politics fairer for women.

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Two McLean County women who helped lead the successful push for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in Illinois say their fight isn’t over yet.

Dan Brady at mic
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The House voted Wednesday to make Illinois the 37th state to ratify the 1972 federal Equal Rights Amendment.

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An Illinois House committee has set up a historic floor vote on the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Illinois has taken a step toward becoming the 37th state to ratify the 1972 federal Equal Rights Amendment.

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The revival of a decades dormant campaign to pass the Equal Rights Amendment is drawing an opposition campaign from what some call a hate group.

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The Catholic Church in Illinois played a large role in defeating passage of an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution in the 1980s. However, the church's lobbying group in the state doesn't plan to take a stand this time around.

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Activists rallied in Uptown Normal and the Illinois State University Quad on Saturday to call on Illinois lawmakers to support the Equal Rights Amendment.