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ERA Coalition Statement Marking the One-Year Anniversary of Equal Rights Amendment Effective Date

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 27, 2023Contact: cwest@eracoalition.org Washington, D.C. –– After a century of work, today, January 27, marks the one-year anniversary of the date the Equal Rights Amendment should have been added to the Constitution. To commemorate the day, ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality President and CEO Zakiya…

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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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Honoring Latina Equal Pay Day

By Ava Lee-Green What is Latina Equal Pay Day? DECEMBER 8, 2022 is Latina Equal Pay Day. For every $1 a white man makes in the U.S., a Latina woman (on average) makes around 54 cents. This means that to make the same amount as their white male counterparts do…

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Gold Stars to the Golden State

By Aryana Goodarzi Earlier this Summer, the California Legislature passed two measures in response to the Equal Rights Amendment. SCR 92 directs the California Law Revision Commission to analyze the State’s laws for sex discrimination. “The California Women’s Law Center and the Feminist Majority thank State Senator Connie Leyva for carrying SCR 92 and…

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ICYMI: ERA 101 town hall recap

Equal Rights Amendment Coalition President & CEO Zakiya Thomas welcomed everyone to this month’s town hall discussion, supported by the Harnisch Foundation. Thomas acknowledged that roughly 80% of people in the U.S. think that we already have an Equal Rights Amendment. Thomas exclaimed, “for those of you on this call…

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Updated ERA High School Curriculum

Carrie Chapman Catt, 1911Studio portrait of suffragist Carrie Lane Chapman Catt. View the original source document: WHI 3796 In recent years, Karen M. Kedrowski, the Director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, took notice of, and concern in, a gap in the public knowledge surrounding the Equal…

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Inclusive equality for the Empire State

By Aryana Goodarzi Earlier this summer, the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision was published, effectively ending a federal right of access to abortion and designating healthcare as a state-related issue. Additionally in the Courts, Justice Clarence Thomas issued a concurring opinion, declaring that the Supreme Court should similarly…

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Black Women's Equal Pay Day 2022

By Jenny Horn In 1996, the National Committee on Pay Equity declared the observation of Equal Pay Day. The communities of labor unions, professional associations, civil rights organizations, grassroots efforts, and countless other individuals have been asserting ever since to acknowledge the realities of the inherent, implicit discrimination within the…

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ERA Coalition Announces First Slate of Federal Candidates with ERA Certification Stamp of Approval

Washington, DC –– Today, the ERA Coalition announced the first slate of federal candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate who have been awarded the ERA Certification Stamp of Approval. Earlier this year, the ERA Coalition launched Elect Equality, a new campaign to provide voters with the…

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

Washington, DC –– Following an Extraordinary Session in the New York state legislature that saw the final passage of an inclusive state-level Equal Rights Amendment, ERA Coalition / Fund for Women’s Equality President and CEO Zakiya Thomas released the following statement: “Even as the basic human rights of discrimination protections…

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