Methods of Protest

Mormons for ERA drew upon their religious culture to advocate for the passage of the ERA. They used symbols, rituals, and the language of their faith to protest the LDS Church’s opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment and draw attention to gender discrimination within the church. They modified popular LDS hymns, served as missionaries for ERA, and called themselves “Latter-day Suffragists.” Their use of LDS Church material provided a way for protesters to claim elements of their faith as their own and connect the religious and political elements of their protest.