Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

Equal Rights Amendment

Adopted by the CCAR at the 87th Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis

WHEREAS our tradition has ever been one of social concern and moral imperative, and

WHEREAS we believe ourselves to be partners with God in completing that which God has initiated, and

WHEREAS we are meeting on the eve of July 4, 1976 when America will celebrate its 200th anniversary,and

WHEREAS we are firmly committed to the principles of equality and freedom upon which our nation was founded, and

WHEREAS we have previously expressed our support of the Equal Rights Amendment,

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that we deplore the slowness with which our country has moved in approving the amendment and we again urge its speedy ratification by the States.