ERA Coalition Statement Praising the New York State Legislature for Passing Inclusive State Equal Rights Amendment

“Even as the basic human rights of discrimination protections and access to abortion are being eroded or openly repealed in states across the country, the New York state legislature took bold and decisive action to ensure everyone will be treated equally under the law in the Empire State. The ERA Coalition applauds the legislature for taking action on such critical issues at a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. Amending the NY State Constitution with an inclusive version of the Equal Rights Amendment should set the gold standard for equality across the nation.”

4th wave feminism, social media, and the fight for the ERA

The year 2012 marked the start of the fourth wave of feminism and brought with it the #MeToo movement and discussions surrounding rape culture, sexual harassment, and body shaming. Eight years into this new stage of feminism, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was ratified by Virginia–the 38th and final state needed for inclusion of the amendment in the U.S. Constitution. Like the other three waves of feminism, the fourth wave has contributed uniquely to the evolution of the fight for the ERA.

ERA Coalition Statement in Support of the Women’s Health Protection Act

“We’re grateful to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), and the other cosponsors on the Women’s Health Protection Act. The vote on this important piece of legislation would codify an essential right for people to plan when, if, and how they create their families…”