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Equal Rights Amendment discharge petition, June 11, 1970

Representative Martha Griffiths of Michigan filed a discharge petition to force the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) out of the Judiciary Committee for a vote by the full House. Rarely used, discharge petitions require signatures by a majority of representatives. Griffiths obtained the necessary support to move the ERA forward.

Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, National Archives and Records Administration.

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