Equality

I’m Heartbroken, but Standing Strong

We at the Feminist Majority have watched with heavy hearts the events that have unfolded over the last week, first in Charlottesville, and then in the President’s shameful and dangerous response, especially at Tuesday’s press conference. Words matter, so I wanted to share a few of my own. The people of all genders, ages, races… [Continue Reading]

3 Actions You Can Take to Stop White Supremacy and Stand up for Civil and Human Rights

Demand President Trump fire Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka. Sign the petition from the Leadership Conference, a coalition of civil and human rights organizations the Feminist Majority has proudly been a member of for many years. Sign the petition to take down Confederate monuments. Color of Change’s campaign seeks to remove Confederate symbols of hate and oppression… [Continue Reading]

Feminist Majority Statement on Weekend’s Deadly White Supremacist Rally

A statement by Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal on the domestic terrorism carried out this weekend by the white supremacist movement. “This weekend, in Charlottesville and Seattle, our county witnessed a dangerous and deadly display of hatred from white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the KKK, all under the banner of the so-called alt-right. We watched as… [Continue Reading]

School Vouchers: A Threat to Educational Equity

Betsy DeVos, the current Secretary of Education in the Trump administration, has long lauded the virtues of school voucher programs. These programs funnel taxpayer dollars away from public schools and towards subsidies that parents can use to provide their child with a private, charter, or homeschool education instead of a traditional public education. The Obama… [Continue Reading]

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]