Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Humbling Facts

By the numbers

28 Number of committees the ERA ratification bill has been referred to in both branches of the Legislature since 2003.

1 Number of committees in the Florida Legislature that have actually heard the bill since 2003.

2, 520 Number of bills filed in the Florida Legislature this year.

25 Number of substantive bills that haven't gotten any committee assignment this session.

1972 Year Congress approved the ERA, subject to ratification by the states.

35 Number of states that have ratified the ERA.

3 Number of states still needed for the Constitution to be amended to include the ERA.

77 cents What the U.S. Census says is the median figure representing what women made to every dollar men made in full-time employment in 2002.