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14 Groups in Coalition for Era

December 15, 1978
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Fourteen Jewish organizations have joined together to form a coalition of Jewish organizations to work for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in Illinois. Manuel Silver, executive director of the Chicago and Midwest Region, American Jewish Congress, convened the group to give impetus to the effort in Illinois to get it passed. Illinois is the only northern state in which ERA has failed to pass the State House and Senate.

The coalition includes: American Jewish Committee, AJCongress, Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, B’nai B’rith Council of Greater Chicago, B’nai B’rith Women, Chicago Board of Rabbis, Emma Lazarus Jewish Women’s Clubs, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Jewish Labor Committee, Midwest Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, National Council of Jewish Women, Pioneer Women, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, and Women’s American ORT.

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