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ERA Coalition / FFWE Applauds Congressional Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 11, 2022Contact: cwest@eracoalition.org Washington, DC –– After Congress passed the federal spending bill, which included a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, ERA Coalition / Fund for Women’s Equality President and CEO Carol Jenkins issued the following statement: “We applaud Congress for passing a reauthorization of…

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ERA Coalition Statement In Response to Department of Justice Brief in Case Seeking to Force Publication of Equal Rights Amendment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 5, 2022 Contact: cwest@eracoalition Washington, DC –– On Friday evening, the Department of Justice filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the case by the states of Illinois and Nevada seeking to force U.S. Archivist David S. Ferriero to publish…

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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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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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Statement on the letter to the Archivist

The ERA Coalition vigorously opposes the demand by U.S. Senators Romney (Utah), Portman (Ohio), and Johnson (Wisconsin) sent to the Archivist of the United States dated February 8, 2022. In their letter, mentioning the Coalition, they insist that the Archivist not publish the ERA.  We are demanding just the opposite:…

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ERA Coalition, Advocates for Women’s Equality File Amicus Brief in Case to Force Recognition of Equal Right Amendment

Advocates File Amicus Brief in Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Nevada, Illinois, Virginia State Attorneys General Case to Force Archivist to Publish ERA Washington, DC –– Today, the ERA Coalition and advocates representing 52 organizations filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for…

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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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Statement from the ERA Coalition/FFWE on the verdict in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery

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.  May his family find…

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ERA Coalition/FFWE Call on Attorney General Garland to Rescind Previous Administration’s Office of Legal Counsel Opinion on the ERA

October 28, 2021Contact: cwest@eracoalition.org Carol Jenkins: “The role the Office of Legal Counsel plays in this matter may affect the life of every woman in America.” Washington, DC –– The Equal Rights Amendment Coalition / Fund for Women’s Equality today sent a letter calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to…

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