#4 – President Ford Supports the Equal Rights Amendment
August 22, 1974
Along with First Lady Betty Ford, President Gerald R. Ford, announces his support for the Equal Rights Amendment. Mrs. Ford is a strong proponent of the Equal Rights Amendment and actively joins in the nationwide movement by speaking about women’s issues, lobbying Congress and participating in public appearances. The following year, President Ford signs an executive order establishing the National Commission for the Observance of International Women’s Year (1975).