On this day: Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat
December 01, 2023
By Jenny Horn
The ERA Coalition, an organization led by women of color, represents millions of people and more than 260 allied organizations whose common mission is to see the Equal Rights Amendment ratified and implemented within the United States Constitution. As we continue our fight towards the constitutional protections of those on the account of sex, many new individuals and organizations have followed suit and joined forces to become members alongside the ERA Coalition. As a show of our gratitude and continued support, we would like to take a moment to spotlight our newest members this month.
In October of 2022:
Thank you so much to all of our new partners for their essential support in pursuit of the continued ratification and implementation of the Equal Rights Amendment within the United States Constitution. This month’s member highlights include Justice in Aging, Suffrage Centennials, and Women Employed!
Justice in Aging is a national non-profit legal advocacy organization that fights senior poverty through law, and a national organization that uses the power of law to fight senior poverty by securing access to affordable health care, economic security, and the courts for older adults with limited resources. Since 1972, they’ve focused their efforts primarily on those who have been marginalized and excluded from justice such as women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and people with limited English proficiency. They give the opportunity to live with dignity, regardless of financial circumstances—free from the worry, harm, and injustice caused by lack of health care, food, or a safe place to sleep. By using the law to strengthen the social safety net, and remove the barriers low-income seniors face in trying to access the services they need, Justice in Aging works to ensure the future we all envision for our loved ones and ourselves. They have partnered this month with the ERA Coalition to work in an intersectional manner to best ensure safe and equal futures for current and coming generations through the implementation of the Equal Rights Amendment within the U.S. Constitution, focusing on the ERA’s sure positive impact on the livelihood of those aging across the country.
SuffrageCentennials.com is a multimedia platform about local, state, and national suffrage celebrations, and they concentrate primarily on votes for women centennial celebrations in the United States. With 2023 being the 100th anniversary of U.S. women working on the campaign for an equal rights amendment to the U.S. Constitution, they know their work is more important and pressing than ever. SuffrageCentennials.com has received awards from the New Mexico Press Women at the organization’s annual conference and awards banquet in 2015 and 2019. Judges in 2015 said that the perspectives expressed on Suffrage Centennials represent a “great introduction” to the subject of the women’s suffrage movement, as well as being “a great topic” in its own right. Suffrage Centennials is partnering today with the ERA Coalition to finally ensure, explicitly, the rights of all women in the United States as bound by the U.S. Constitution through the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
The mission of Women Employed is to improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity. They relentlessly pursue equity for women in the workforce by effecting policy change, expanding access to educational opportunities, and advocating for fair and inclusive workplaces so that all women, families, and communities thrive. Women Employed also works to draft testimony, rally students, secure grants, persuade legislators, mobilize advocates, share ideas with educators, design systems improvements and programs, brainstorm with business leaders, tweet and post, and passionately believe in a better future for all working women. Moving forward, they recognize that the critical nature of Women Employed’s work is more relevant than ever, as they work to emerge from a pandemic that’s had a hold on the world for nearly two years; to emerge from a ‘she-cession’ that’s had alarming impacts on women—especially Black and Brown women—and their families; to emerge from workplace policies and practices that never worked for many of us. Women Employed has partnered with the ERA Coalition this month to help fuel the momentum needed to finally publish and implement the Equal Rights Amendment within the U.S. Constitution, helping all women fulfill their pursuit of equality and happiness.
To learn more about how you can become a partner with the ERA Coalition today, please sign up to join the Coalition on our website!