ERA (pro and anti)
The Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced to Congress in 1923 by Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman. In the 1980s, NOW took it up as one of their main causes of action. Nearly every NOW march or event documented in these photographs, whether it was for equal access to healthcare or elderly rights, included support for the ERA. Phyllis Schlafly was the most outspoken and well-known opponent of the ERA and is often credited with its defeat. Lane and Leinwand, while staunch believers in the ERA, documented both sides of the debate, which is still being debated in congress to this day.