The purpose of this discussion is to evaluate the arguments in favor of and opposing the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
For this discussion, review your readings for Unit 15 and read the following scenario carefully. Feel free to do research outside the course if you’d like other points of view.
Scenario: It’s 1982. Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 1972. The states have ten years to ratify the amendment. Thirty-five states have ratified the ERA. The state of Florida has yet to decide on its ratification. The Florida state legislature created a ratification commission which is charged with hosting a series of town-hall meetings throughout the state, gathering information from their constituents on the matter. The commission is scheduled to arrive in Miami at the University of Miami. Prepare a set of talking points for your testimony before the commission, taking on the role of ONE of the following individuals and explain:
Choose ONE of the following individuals:
Before you complete your discussion, make sure you refer to the course rubric for the expectations for this assignment.
Participating in the course discussions is an important part of your final grade. In your discussions, you cannot simply reply to someone’s posting with “ditto” or “I agree with you”. You must answer the question(s) asked in a minimum of two paragraphs and a maximum of three paragraphs. Your responses should also quote and cite the material you have read in the class so far; you may also do outside research. Use the Purdue OWL Chicago Style guide for help with the correct citation style for your quotes.