Full Caption: “Supporters of the proposed Federal equal rights amendment demonstrating yesterday in Lafayette Park across from the White House.” Photograph by Teresa Zabala, June 30, 1982, for the New York Times, July 1, 1982, p. A12. Serial and Government Publications Division. Copyright © 1982 The New York Times. Teresa Zabala, NYT Pictures. LC-DIG-ppmsca-02955. Full Caption: “Supporters of the proposed Federal equal rights amendment demonstrating yesterday in Lafayette Park across from the White House.” Photograph by Teresa Zabala, June 30, 1982, for the New York Times, July 1, 1982, p. A12. Serial and Government Publications Division. Copyright © 1982 The New York Times. Teresa Zabala, NYT Pictures. LC-DIG-ppmsca-02955.

On the day the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) died, Eleanor Smeal, president of the National Organization of Women (NOW), spoke to an estimated two thousand cheering supporters across from the White House in Lafayette Park, vowing to continue the fight. She said that NOW planned to spend $3 million in the November elections to defeat state legislators who voted against the ERA.

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