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Equal Rights Amendment rally held in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee held an Equal Rights Amendment rally and march in downtown Santa Barbara on Sunday.

Dozens of supporters gathered at De La Guerra Plaza to listen to speeches from local civic leaders and activists.

The Women's Political Committee wants the Equal Rights Amendment ratified into the Constitution as the 20th amendment.

The proposed Equal Rights Amendment states, "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."

California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson told the crowd that it's long overdue.

"We have heard a voice. We marched the day after the inauguration of this buffoon as president," Jackson said. "We marched in peace. The march has just begun. We have to keep that march until the Equal Rights Amendment is the law of the land."

After the rally, the group marched down State Street toward Stearn's Wharf.

For more information about the Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee, you can visit their website.

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