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Letter: State politicians offer hope with bipartisan effort on equal rights for women
09282017 STATE CAPITOL
Georgia's state Capitol in Atlanta. - photo by Associated Press

State’s bipartisan effort on equal rights for women offers hope

In a sea of negative news, it was heartening to see the recent bipartisan efforts at the Gold Dome in Atlanta to make Georgia the final state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

In an editorial Feb. 3, The Times pointed out that the federal government appears (again) to be gridlocked by partisan politics.

Despite this depressing news, I am so hopeful that we are seeing productive bipartisan efforts in our state legislature.

Not only is this spirit of cooperation hopeful, but the fact that they are discussing passing the ERA — an amendment that was originally proposed in 1923, and that women across the country have been fighting tirelessly to promote for almost a century — is inspiring.

I hope our senator, Butch Miller, will pick up this mantle of cooperation and support the bill that will make Georgia the historic 38th state to ratify the ERA.

Leigh Miller

Flowery Branch

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