Gwen Margolis http://wlrn.org en Why Two Lawmakers Are Still Trying to Ratify The Equal Rights Amendment In Florida 40 Years Later http://wlrn.org/post/why-two-lawmakers-are-still-trying-ratify-equal-rights-amendment-florida-40-years-later <p>Forty years ago, the U.S. House and Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), an amendment adding language to the U.S. Constitution that says "equality under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."</p><p>The amendment was the result of a historic surge of women's rights activism in the country. It took decades to get the amendment passed in Congress, but it did indeed pass at a federal level.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 11:29:54 +0000 Ashley Lopez 5583 at http://wlrn.org Why Two Lawmakers Are Still Trying to Ratify The Equal Rights Amendment In Florida 40 Years Later Democrats File Bills To Revive Early Voting http://wlrn.org/post/democrats-file-bills-revive-early-voting <p>After this year's disastrous election in Florida, state lawmakers are looking to make some changes to some of the culprits for the long lines and delayed ballot-counting.</p><p>Among the changes: Democratic state Sens. Gwen Margolis&nbsp;of Miami and Arthenia Joyner of Tampa have introduced bills that would make early voting more accessible and last longer.</p><p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:16:17 +0000 Ashley Lopez 5513 at http://wlrn.org Democrats File Bills To Revive Early Voting