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100 Years After Equal Rights Amendment First Introduced, Advocates March From White House To Congress Calling On Leaders to Affirm and Publish ERA

Washington, DC –– Today, advocates led by the ERA Coalition marched from the White House to the U.S. Capitol, calling on lawmakers to affirm and publish the Equal Rights Amendment 100 years after it was first introduced in Congress. “The rights of women and LGBTQ+ people are at risk every…

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ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality Statement on the Passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 29, 2023Contact: cwest@eracoalition.org Washington, DC –– Zakiya Thomas, President and CEO of the ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality, statement on the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) at the age of 90: “Senator Feinstein spent her political career as an advocate and fighter for women’s…

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Equality Talks Podcast: Rep. Cori Bush, Equal Rights Amendment Caucus - Mission Possible

Rep. Cori Bush, House Equal Rights Amendment Caucus Co-Chair Congresswoman Cori Bush, the first African-American woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri and a co-leader of the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) Caucus. She is an activist, nurse, pastor, and community leader who is redefining what it…

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The Equal Rights Amendment And Why It Matters

Alice Paul. Public Domain. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would guarantee equal rights under the law for all citizens regardless of their gender. The amendment was first proposed in 1923 by suffragist leaders Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman, and it…

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ERA Coalition Statement Applauding Launch of Historic Equal Rights Amendment Congressional Caucus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 28, 2023Contact: cwest@eracoalition.org Washington, DC –– Following the news that Congresswomen Cori Bush (MO-01) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) have formally launched a historic, first-of-its-kind Congressional Caucus for the Equal Rights Amendment, ERA Coalition President and CEO Zakiya Thomas released the following statement: “We applaud Congresswomen Bush and…

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Hearing: The Equal Rights Amendment; How Congress Can Recognize Ratification and Enshrine Equality in Our Constitution

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois opened today’s hearing, explaining that we are here today to hold a hearing on a resolution that would finally affirm the validity of the Equal Rights Amendment as an amendment to the United States Constitution.  “Equality of rights under the law shall not be…

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ERA COALITION APPLAUDS SCHEDULED HEARING ON EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT IN SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 22, 2023Contact: cwest@eracoalition.org Washington, DC –– 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…

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ERA Coalition Statement on House and Senate Resolutions to Remove Time Limit for Equal Rights Amendment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 31, 2023Contact: cwest@eracoalition.org Washington, DC –– Following the news that Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives and Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced a bipartisan resolution in the Senate to remove the time limit on ratifying the…

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The status of the ERA as of Jan 2023

Our work to encourage the Biden Administration to publish the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) continues unchanged. The ERA has fulfilled all requirements to be recognized as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and although helpful, does not require passage of additional legislation by Congress. We call upon the President to instruct the…

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Taking action for pregnant worker fairness

By Sana Mantaney The ERA Coalition is proud to co-sponsor the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Week of Action (November 14th-18th), calling for the solutions pregnant & postpartum workers need to stay healthy and on the job. Join us in calling on Senator Schumer to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act…

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