The ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality stand in solidarity with the Asian-American and Black communities that have been so terribly impacted by gun violence this past weekend just trying to worship and go about their everyday life.
Those of us who believe in equality and justice can find some hope in the jury’s decision to convict the three men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. Arbery was targeted and victimized solely because of his race, and the jurors recognized that fact with their verdict.
Following eight years as the leader of the effort to codify the Equal Rights Amendment into the U.S. Constitution, Carol is stepping aside from her position at the end of March 2022, while continuing to support our work as a member of our Board of Directors.
Ahead of today’s Senate Judiciary hearing on renewing and strengthening the Violence Against Women Act, ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality President and CEO Carol Jenkins issued the following statement
The ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality stands in solidarity with the LGBTQIATS community with our right to live a life true to who we are; equal in all things under the law and free from the systemic violence that continues to plague us every day.
From the beginning of President Biden’s remarks, when he acknowledged the historic nature of the two women leaders sitting on the dais behind him, to pay equity and getting families back to work, his first address to a joint session of Congress was laden with support for gender equality issues.