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Sally Pancrazio - ERA Fight in Illinois
Dr. Sally Pancrazio was involved in the fight to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in Illinois from 1972 until the Amendment's defeat in the Illinois legislature in 1982. Sally discusses tactics used by both the pro and anti-ERA lobbyists, and knew many of the key political and organizational players. She continued to push for ERA's passage after that. As a member of the Women’s Political Caucus, she provided data and research for the effort. In 2018, the year that the Amendment was finally passed by the Illinois Legislature, Sally was part of a broad coalition in McLean County supporting its passage. She took leadership in pressing for a positive vote.