Next in the Series: “How Would the ERA Impact Our Daily Lives?”

ABOUT THE SERIES: “A few months ago, journalist Rachel Leventhal had a conversation with three young women of color about gender equality and the Equal Rights Amendment. It was one of those conversations that yielded more questions than answers, namely: Why don’t women already have constitutional equality, and what would it really mean if we … Read more

How Would the ERA Impact Our Daily Lives?

A few months ago, journalist Rachel Leventhal had a conversation with three young women about gender equality and the Equal Rights Amendment. It was one of those conversations that yielded more questions than answers, namely: Why don’t women already have constitutional equality, and what would it really mean if we did?  In this series, through interviews with lawyers, … Read more

Dear Supreme Court: Shouldn’t the ERA Be Next?

In the three minutes before she clicked onto our phone call, Carol Jenkins heard the breaking news: “The Supreme Court decision is out.” It was an incredible week for social justice. That day, June 15, the Supreme Court ruled that LGBTQ and transgender workers were protected from workplace discrimination.  Simultaneously, hundreds of thousands of people … Read more

Major Corporations Have Their Say on the ERA!

“Gender equality is good for business,” says Maria Vullo, former New York’s Superintendent of Financial Services. “I was pleased to team up with my former colleagues at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP to represent 93 US businesses in an amicus brief in support of the Equal Rights Amendment.” This is no small feat. The 93 corporations … Read more

The ERA: The Amendment is Just the Beginning

It’s been 100 years since the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was first introduced as the 28th Amendment to the US Constitution, but recently renewed interest has caused it to inch much closer to ratification. Why?  One reason is that policymakers are becoming more aware that by adding specific protections against sex discrimination to the Constitution, it would … Read more