Green text and a green illustration of the United States with some states colored green on a white background
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a proposed amendment which was designed to guarantee equal rights for women. This amendment was first introduced in 1923, and in 1972 it passed both houses of Congress. Then later in 1977, the amendment received 35 of the 38 state ratifications. But five of these states would rescind their ratifications, and in 1982 the amendment ended and the ERA was not passed. This image on the button highlights in green the non-ratifying states.