We are very excited to invite you to our virtual town hall happening on Monday, November 30th, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00pm EST, for a conversation about the Equal Rights Amendment and its impact on Gen Z. You can register here.
This presidential election meant a lot to many Americans. While most Americans were throwing themselves at the chance to vote, my mom didn’t. At least not right away.
My mom came to the United States from Iran, where one’s voice and vote are not nearly as momentous as they are here. Whatever politicians want will happen anyway, at least in Iran. But even since becoming an American, my mom has never been troubled to vote, which troubles me.
What a year 2020 has been.
I serve on the board of the ERA Coalition, a coalition big enough to include trans women of color who bear the brunt of our country’s misogyny, racism and transphobia. Today we mark the 21st International Day of Transgender Remembrance, the annual day we honor the memory of the transgender and gender-nonconforming people whose lives were viciously cut short due to anti-trans violence. This year, 34 people were killed, a record high, and the majority of whom were Black and Brown transgender women. This is heartbreaking. It needs to stop.
We will be delivering our petition to urge the Senate to vote on SJ Res 6, the bill to remove the time limit on the ERA, this Friday. This is your chance to stand with us and make history. We are nearly at our goal of 5,000 signatures; please help us meet and surpass to … Continue reading Make history with us
Re: Presidential election results For Immediate Release Contact: Lupe Todd-Medina: Lupe@EffectiveMediaStrategies.com; 917.202.0116 Friday, November 6, 2020 – (New York, NY) – Carol Jenkins, CEO and President of the ERA Coalition and its sister organization, the Fund for Women’s Equality (FFWE), released the following statement regarding today’s presidential election results: “Equality was on the ballot – … Continue reading STATEMENT BY CAROL JENKINS, CEO AND PRESIDENT OF THE ERA COALITION AND THE FUND FOR WOMEN’S EQUALITY
The results are in, and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been declared the winners of a hard fought and and fractious run for the leadership of our country. This is an incoming administration that has expressed support for the Equal Rights Amendment. We look forward to celebrating the adoption of the ERA to the … Continue reading Equality was on the Ballot — and it won!