UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE REPORTS THE NEED FOR THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
November 06, 2023
For Immediate Release
Contact: Lupe Todd-Medina: Lupe@EffectiveMediaStrategies.com; 917.202.0116
Friday, November 6, 2020 – (New York, NY) – Carol Jenkins, CEO and President of the ERA Coalition and its sister organization, the Fund for Women’s Equality (FFWE), released the following statement regarding today’s presidential election results:
“Equality was on the ballot – and it won. In a historic win, after record-breaking voter participation in our democratic process, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris can claim the presidential election of 2020. Believers in justice and fairness powered that victory.
“For the first time in history, the United States elected a woman vice president. A Black woman vice president. An Indian American vice president. Our congratulations to Kamala Harris for breaking through that seemingly impenetrable glass wall – and kudos to the many millions of voters of this country who supported and defended her candidacy, especially Black women.
“We have in the Biden-Harris administration, a team that has thought about equality, a team that clearly supports the Equal Rights Amendment. First proposed nearly a century ago, the ERA simply states that one cannot be discriminated against based on one’s sex. Our Constitution does not prohibit discrimination based on sex.
“Our work is clearly not done until the ERA is part of the Constitution. The ERA Coalition is requesting action in the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration. We are working with our membership organizations from Black, indigenous and communities of color in unratified states to ensure lived equality for all.”
About the ERA Coalition:
The ERA Coalition was founded in 2014 to bring concerted, organized action to the effort to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA Coalition has a sister organization, the Fund for Women’s Equality, which promotes public education and outreach on the need for constitutional equality. Comprised of more than one hundred organizations across the country, the Coalition provides education and advocacy on Constitutional Equality.
While the effort to amend the constitution to include sex equality began nearly a century ago, our renewed efforts are centered on Black, Indigenous and Women of Color, gender-nonconforming and transgender women and girls, and nonbinary people– those who are most impacted by systemic inequities.