UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE REPORTS THE NEED FOR THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
November 06, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2022
Washington, DC - “We’re grateful to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), and the other cosponsors on the Women’s Health Protection Act. The vote on this important piece of legislation would codify an essential right for people to plan when, if, and how they create their families,” said Carol Jenkins, President and CEO of the ERA Coalition. “If the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe vs. Wade, then we need our elected officials to stand up and do the right thing in order to protect us. It’s what is needed for women and families.”
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. Composed of more than 260 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 women of color (African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Latina, and Native American), gender-nonconforming and transgender women and girls, and nonbinary people – those who are most impacted by systemic inequities.