The United States is the greatest nation in the world today because it promotes the freedom and equality inherent in democratic society. These concepts have been a part of our national identity from the beginning of our Republic – absolute equality in the eyes of the law is not a partisan ideal but is rather an expectation of all Americans. I encourage everyone to sign the Equal Rights Petition today.
We believe as a people that our Government must act immediately to restore our faith in its ability to uphold our most cherished principles. We acknowledge that our strength lies in our diversity and we therefore demand both executive and legislative support for an Amendment clearly providing that the equality of rights for all under the law shall not be denied on account of gender, ethnicity, religion, race, age or sexual orientation.