Equality

Letter to President Trump on Civil Rights Enforcement

June 5, 2017 President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national advocacy organizations, and the 106 undersigned organizations, we stand united in expressing our profound concern that the… [Continue Reading]

The Dream of Equality Lives: The Revival of the Equal Rights Amendment

The fight for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is seeing a revival across the country. 35 years after Congress’s deadline for ratification passed, advocates for gender equality are gaining momentum in the push for a constitutional protection against discrimination based on sex. A survey conducted last year found that 80 percent of Americans polled thought… [Continue Reading]

Nevada Becomes 36th State to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Today, Nevada became the 36th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a federal Constitutional amendment that would prohibit sex discrimination and guarantee equal rights for women and girls. Nevada’s ratification will be finalized exactly 45 years after the United States Senate approved and sent the ERA to the states. As Senator Pat Spearman,… [Continue Reading]

Feminist Majority Launches Grassroots Movement to Save Roe

The Feminist Majority is launching a grassroots movement to save Roe v. Wade. The Millions4Roe.org campaign will activate feminists across the country to protect abortion rights on the federal, state and local levels. “An active right-wing movement is working to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in all 50 states under the… [Continue Reading]

Stop Trump’s Anti-Woman Agenda—WALK for EQUALITY!

On January 21, we marched by the millions and chanted in one loud voice: “We won’t go back!” Now it’s time to take the next step in our fight for equal rights.

A woman’s place is in the Constitution

  Today marks Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, when the 19th Amendment was added to the US Constitution in 1920. We’ve made a lot of progress in the last 96 years – but as it stands, the U.S. Constitution still has no explicit ban on sex discrimination. It’s… [Continue Reading]

236 Days Into 2016, We Mark Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Because Black women earn 60 percent of what white men make, it would take the average Black woman 601 days of work to earn the same amount that a white man made in one year alone. That makes today’s Black Women’s Equal Pay Day — the day that Black women finally catch up to white men’s pay for the past year—236… [Continue Reading]

Get the Equal Rights Amendment Into the Presidential Debates

The first Democratic presidential debate is on Tuesday, and feminists across the nation want to know where all candidates stand on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). CNN has teamed up with Facebook to ask members of the public to submit questions they would like the debate moderators to ask the candidates. Please submit this question… [Continue Reading]

GALLERY: Women Took to the Capitol to Demand the ERA at the We Are Woman Constitution Day Rally!

On Saturday, September 13, hundreds of activists gathered on the US Capitol lawn to call for full ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment as part of the “We Are Woman” Constitution Day rally. In case you missed it, we’ve got the photos to help you live vicariously through the people who didn’t. If you were there, you just… [Continue Reading]

We (Still) Need the ERA: 9 Reasons Why, 9 Decades Into the Fight

The Equal Rights Amendment simply makes sense. Passing laws that elevate the status of women where they belong shouldn’t take 91 years. Really. Give the ghost of Alice Paul a break.