We are looking forward to August 18th: it’s the day in 1920 the 19th Amendment achieved its final state–Tennessee. In those days they only needed 36 states for ratification. On August 26th, Women’s Equality Day, the news finally reached Washington, DC. On the 18th we hope you will join us to celebrate Women’s Suffrage and … Continue reading Electing Equality: The Final Push for the ERA
Dear ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality Supporters and Friends: We wanted to share the letter we sent to our entire membership yesterday–more than 100 organizations strong. Our commitment to systemic change is firm. We will keep you updated on our progress. In Solidarity, Carol JenkinsCo-President and CEOERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality Dear Coalition … Continue reading Systemic Change and the ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality
We want to share with you this LA Times OpEd by our Board Member Gloria Steinem and Coalition Member Ellie Smeal, of the Feminist Majority, on “Mrs. America.” They were both there at the crucial moments of the ERA, and we are so grateful for their contributions. This honest commentary highlights how social change needs to happen but is co-opted … Continue reading Breaking ERA Coalition News: Gloria Steinem and Ellie Smeal on “Mrs. America”
It was a momentous week for the House of Representatives. First, the loss of Congressman John Lewis. He was for over thirty years the voice of nonviolence and equal rights in Congress. He crossed the Pettus Bridge for the last time–in a horse drawn carriage–and lies in state in the U.S. Capitol today. As the … Continue reading Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Joe Biden, Alyssa Milano on the ERA
On February 13th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass HJ Res 79, the bill to remove the time limit from the 1972 ERA, with bipartisan support. The ERA Coalition, the national organization representing more than 100 organizations, leaders across the country, allied organizations and millions of women and men, now calls on the U.S. … Continue reading Tell the Senate to Vote for Equality!
Wishing you a memorable 4th of July! As we all celebrate the founding of our great country–the idea of democracy and equality–we can take pride in the actions of so many in the interest of the Equal Rights Amendment. This week girls and women were at the forefront of a major campaign. Amicus briefs signed … Continue reading Celebrating the Idea of Equality