Abortion rights advocates are continuing to pursue the strategy of leaving abortion issues up to the voters. Both Maryland and New York have certified statewide measures related to abortion policies to include on the ballot in their 2024 elections. This has proven to be an effective strategy based on the wins in California, Michigan, Vermont, […]
Majority of US Senators vote for historic ERA Resolution
For the first time in history, identical Joint Resolutions have been introduced in both the House and the Senate, removing the time limit and affirming that the Equal Rights Amendment ratification “is valid to all intents and purposes as part of the United States Constitution having been ratified by the legislatures of 3/4ths of the […]
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announces vote on ERA
Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joined Ellie Smeal, Gloria Steinem, Carolyn Maloney, and other feminist leaders in New York to announce a vote on the Equal Rights Amendment. Schumer will bring SJ Res 4, the joint resolution to remove the deadline for ratification of the ERA, to a vote on the Senate floor this […]
TAKE ACTION: Stop the War on Planned Parenthood!
The outrageous attacks on Planned Parenthood must stop.
URGENT: Take Action Before Today’s Senate Vote on a Fast Track for TPP
The Senate will vote this afternoon on whether to move forward with proposed “fast track” legislation that would pave the way for the US to enter into a special economic relationship with the anti-women’s rights, anti-human rights Sultan of Brunei – the same dictator who recently enacted an outrageous “kill-a-gay” and “flog-a-woman” penal code.
Enough is Enough: Tell the Senate to #ConfirmLynch!
We must act now to urge confirmation of this outstanding nominee.
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.
Urgent: Take Action TODAY for Equal Pay!
Big news! We’ve received word that the Senate will vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act as early as tomorrow. Join us in demanding equal pay and urge your Senator today to help pass this piece of legislation that is critical for women’s economic equality.
Come Rally in DC for Women’s Rights!
I’m inviting you to join the Feminist Majority and our feminist allies as we rally for women’s rights on Saturday, September 13. We’re calling for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment!
FMLA Turns 21 While Congress Goes Out On Vacation
Yesterday marked the 21st anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It is also the first of five weeks Congress will spend on August recess. Certainly this doesn’t mean all of our elected officials are off lazing in the sunshine, but the Congressional August recess is, technically, the only paid leave policy in the […]