Constitutional Pay Equity - The Equal Rights Amendment

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Sunday, 14 May 2017 13:12

Tell Your Rep Cosponsor HJRes 53

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Email your Representative. Tell them to cosponsor HJRes 53 - Remove the Ratification Deadline from the Equal Rights Amendment. this is now a 2 state strategy!

Forty-five years to the day after Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment, Nevada became the first state in 40 years to approve the provision that would enshrine women’s rights in the U.S. Constitution.

Tomorrow marks the seventh anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which was designed to help ensure that women earn equal pay relative to men for doing the same work. Currently, median hourly pay for women is only 82.9 percent of the median wage for men ($15.21 versus $18.35).

The Equal Rights Amendment cleared the floor of the Virginia Senate for the fifth time in six years. SJ1, sponsored by Senator Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax), passed 21-19 on Tuesday on a near-party line vote with most Senate Republicans opposed​.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 00:00

The High Cost Of Just Being A Woman

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As if having their body parts and body functions mocked by pigs like Donald Trump isn’t bad enough, just being a woman in America also comes with a high financial cost.  And it isn’t just the 21 percent wage gap between women and men, either.  It’s the deliberately higher cost of goods marketed to women.

At the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, Director Michael Moore used the world premiere of his latest film, Where to Invade Next, to help draw attention to Meryl Streep’s Equal Rights Amendment advocacy.

Meryl Streep, political leader? Director Michael Moore suggested onstage at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of his latest movie, “Where to Invade Next,” that the Oscar-winning star of “The Iron Lady” and “Silkwood” could somehow get the dormant Equal Rights Amendment passed.

Monday, 29 June 2015 00:00

Now Is Our Time

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Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

No actor or actress can match Meryl Streep's 19 Academy Award nominations, and only Katharine Hepburn has bested her three Oscars for acting. So maybe it's conceivable that Streep's letter Tuesday to each member of Congress can somehow revive the Equal Rights Amendment, politically dormant since its high-water mark four decades ago.

Organizer Janette Dean’s remarks:

Welcome, sisters! Welcome, brothers!

Today, we stand up and walk together through our state Legislature–united in hope, united in strength, and united in the wisdom that human rights for all is the only path for a civilized society, the only road possible for an acceptable present and future.

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ERA Calls

  • 01-11-2016 Equal Rights Amendment
    This month we received updates on national legislation — SJ Res 15 and HJ Res 51, as well as update on ERA Action's trip to DC and other upcoming events. We then discussed where things are with Virginia and Illinois, plans for bringing other supporters on board, as well as broader discussions with ERA leaders from across the nation.
  • Equal Rights Amendment
    Listen to the November call as the team hosts the writer/director of a new musical coming out of Chicago called "24 words" about the Equal Rights Amendment. Plus, hear about their meeting with Sen. Diane Feinstein's (D, CA) office, and the pathway to getting a senate majority on the ERA legislation.
  • 10-12-2015 Equal Rights Amendment
    Listen to the October call as the team speaks on several new developments - an additional strategy call outside the monthly call, new co-sponsors who have signed onto the federal legislation, evaluation of the new film, Suffragettes, as an organizing tool - pros and cons, the CA equal pay bill, and new tools available through PDAction.

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  • Meryl Streep could get the Equal Rights Amendment passed, says Michael Moore +

    Meryl Streep could get the Equal Rights Amendment passed, says Michael Moore Meryl Streep, political leader? Director Michael Moore suggested onstage at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of his latest movie, “Where Read More
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