Support for Equal Rights Amendment

Adopted at 1974 Annual Conference

WHEREAS the condition of sex discrimination in the United States of America has been abundantly documented, and

WHEREAS the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees to women equal rights with men, and

WHEREAS, by reason of its beneficial implications for all persons in the American society, many professional organizations, such as NEA and AAUP, have endorsed adoption of the ERA, and

WHEREAS ALA at its 1974 Midwinter meeting adopted a policy requiring equal employment opportunity in libraries, and

WHEREAS women constitute 82% of the library profession, and

WHEREAS equal employment for this 82% of the library profession requires support of equal rights for women,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the American Library Association support the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

SRRT Newsletter Issue 32, pp. 8-9