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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary, 28, 2022Contact: cwest@eracoalition.org Washington, DC –– Ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union Address, ERA Coalition / Fund for Women’s Equality President and CEO Carol Jenkins released the following statement: “As President Biden prepares his State of the Union address, we urge him to clearly and…

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ICYMI: Voting Rights Town Hall Recap

By Jenny Horn Kimberly Peeler-Allen, co-founder of Higher Heights and board chair of the ERA Coalition, opened this month’s town hall by welcoming all of the speakers and attendees and thanking the Harnish Foundation and John J. Harnish for sponsoring the town hall, and then reiterated the importance of the…

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ERA Coalition Responds to Virginia AG Ending Support for the Equal Rights Amendment

AG Miyares and the Youngkin Administration are turning their backs on the voters of Virginia, who resoundingly support the ratification of the ERA as the 28th Amendment to the Constitution.Carol Jenkins, President and CEO of the ERA Coalition and Fund for Women's Equality Washington, DC –– Following the news that…

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ERA Coalition Statement Condemning West Virginia State Senate’s Attempt to Roll Back Equal Rights Amendment Ratification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 14, 2022Contact: cwest@eracoalition.org Carol Jenkins: “Their vote should be taken for what it actually is: a failed attempt to perpetuate the second-class status of women in America.” Washington, DC –– Following the news that the West Virginia State Senate voted to sunset the state’s ratification of the…

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Women Should Have Been Equal Two Years Ago

By Aryana Goodarzi Two years ago this January 27th, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. What does this mean exactly? That we should have had equal rights to that of men two years ago.  It was not until the 19th amendment, which gave (white) women…

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ERA Coalition Applauds State Attorneys General Opening Brief in Case to Force Recognition of Equal Rights Amendment

Nevada, Illinois, Virginia State Attorneys General File Opening Brief in Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Case to Force Archivist to Publish ERA Washington, DC –– Today, the Attorneys General of the last three states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment –– Nevada, Illinois, and Virginia ––…

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Advancing the ERA - a conversation with Sen. Ben Cardin, Carol Jenkins, and Alyssa Milano

By Aryana Goodarzi On Thursday December 9th, ERA Coalition/FFWE President Carol Jenkins and ERA Coalition/FFWE board member Alyssa Milano joined Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) for a Facebook/YouTube Live discussion on the need for the Equal Rights Amendment. Carol talks about how the core of gender issues  exist within the Constitution…

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Happy Birthday to Stacey Abrams!

By Aryana Goodarzi Today is the birthday of the legendary Stacey Abrams! Abrams really brought to light how Black people in the U.S. are systematically deprived of their right to vote through racism and voter suppression laws.  Evenwel v. Abbot established “one person, one vote” as the basis of voting…

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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

By Aryana Goodarzi December 2nd, the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, is meant to confront how slavery and the racism from it still exists.  The inherency of racism makes it systemic, not systematic in the way that slavery is a system but racism is systematic - it exists…

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Human Rights and the ERA

By Aryana Goodarzi December is Human Rights Month. While equality has been measured in terms of how many laws there are defining equality, the United States is based on interpretation of the law, making this measurement of equality truly lacking. The 14th Amendment is supposedly the basis of equality in…

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