Black History Month: Highlighting Influential Black Female Writers

Throughout America’s history, Black female writers have represented a rich and diverse body of literature. The narratives they’ve added to American storytelling have shifted perspectives and created new dialogues around race, culture, politics, religion, and sociology, where in many cases, their work has gone as far as changing policies, practices, and cultural norms. To celebrate some of the accomplishments of these great authors, the ERA Coalition wants to highlight some of the most prominent Black female journalists, poets, and novelists — both in history and today!


Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, announced a committee hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) scheduled for February 28, 2023. The hearing, an important milestone in the legislative process, comes as the equality movement marks 100 years since its initial introduction in Congress. This will be the first hearing on the subject in a Senate committee since 1984.

ERA Coalition Statement Ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union Address

As President Biden prepares to deliver his State of the Union address, we urge him to acknowledge that the Equal Rights Amendment has fulfilled all requirements to be added to the Constitution and clearly and forcefully call on the U.S. Archivist to publish it, as their statutory duty requires. We also urge President Biden to call on Congress to affirm the validity of the ERA and remove the time limit to remove any doubt that it’s valid and enforceable today.

6 ways you can fight for equality in 2023

It’s hard to believe that 2022 is already over and it’s already February 2023. With the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and the overturning of Roe v. Wade, 2022 definitely had its ups and downs. We must now look to the future and continue the fight for equality in the US. Here are six ways you can do your part: 

Fund for Women’s Equality Welcomes Former Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney as Chairwoman of the Board

Today, the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality announced that Carolyn B. Maloney, Equal Rights Amendment champion and former Congresswoman representing New York’s 12th Congressional District, is joining the organizations’ boards as Chair of the Fund for Women’s Equality. Former Congresswoman Maloney joins a diverse array of gender equity and civil rights leaders from across the country serving on the ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality boards.