Removing the Deadline for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (2015)

The Feminist Majority SUPPORTS this resolution. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It would enshrine in the U.S. Constitution the concept of women’s equality and create a national legal standard for the elimination of sex discrimination. Originally authored by prominent suffragist and National Woman’s Party leader Alice Paul, the ERA… [Continue Reading]

Equal Rights Amendment (2015)

The Feminist Majority SUPPORTS this resolution. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It would enshrine in the U.S. Constitution the concept of women’s equality and create a national legal standard for the elimination of sex discrimination. Originally authored by prominent suffragist and National Woman’s Party leader Alice Paul, the ERA… [Continue Reading]

Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency (HALT) Campus Sexual Violence Act (2015)

The Feminist Majority SUPPORTS this bill. The HALT Campus Sexual Violence Act would would amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to strengthen prevention and enforcement efforts to significantly reduce campus sexual violence. An estimated 43 percent of college women report experiencing dating violence or abuse, and 1 in 5 women have experienced a sexual assault… [Continue Reading]

Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2015

The Feminist Majority SUPPORTS this bill. The EACH Woman Act would end restrictions on health insurance coverage of abortion, ensuring that every woman, no matter where she lives, how much she earns, or how she is insured can access coverage for abortion. If passed, this new legislation would create two important standards for reproductive health care. First,… [Continue Reading]

20-Week Abortion Ban (2015)

The Feminist Majority OPPOSES this Bill. In a blatant attack on Roe v. Wade, anti-abortion Republicans in Congress have yet again introduced the deceptively titled, Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, to ban abortions at 20 weeks. This bill is based on the unfounded notion that a fetus is able to feel pain 20 weeks into… [Continue Reading]

Raise the Wage Act (2015)

The Feminist Majority supports raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and eliminating the tipped minimum wage. The Raise the Wage Act would increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $12 an hour by 2020, giving nearly 38 million workers – about two-thirds of whom are women, and 89 percent… [Continue Reading]

Paycheck Fairness Act (2015)

The Feminist Majority SUPPORTS this Bill. The Paycheck Fairness Act would help close the gender wage gap by enhancing the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Currently, women, on average, earn only 78 cents for every dollar earned by a white male. Black women earn only 64 cents for every dollar and Latinas earn only 54… [Continue Reading]

Healthy Families Act (2015)

The Feminist Majority SUPPORTS this Bill.  The Healthy Families Act would allow all workers in businesses with 15 or more employees to earn up to 7 paid sick days. Currently, 38 percent of women workers do not have access to paid sick days. The percentage is even higher for black and Latina women. Paid sick… [Continue Reading]

Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (2015)

The Feminist Majority SUPPORTS this Bill The Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) would allow workers to take up to 12 weeks of paid time off to address a serious illness of their own, a spouse, parent or child or to care for a new baby or adopted child. Women still make up… [Continue Reading]