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What the ERA Means to Me: Olivia

By Olivia La Monte, policy intern at ERA Coalition The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a promise that my sister, mom, aunts, friends, and all the women in this country will be protected from discrimination and have the right to bodily autonomy.  The ERA gives hope that future generations of…

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SCOTUS: Race, voting maps, & a win for voting rights

In one of the United States Supreme Court’s most surprising decisions this summer, the court ruled in a 5-4 decision that Alabama had diluted the power of Black voters in drawing a congressional voting map with a single district in which they made up a majority. Prior to the decision’s…

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Should restaurants care about equality & the ERA?

In today's society, equality is a fundamental value that transcends all industries and sectors. Restaurants, as important social spaces where people gather, have a unique opportunity to champion equality and make a positive impact on society. This post explores why restaurants should care about equality and the Equal Rights Amendment…

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The Power of Equality: Why It Matters in America

In the United States of America, the concept of equality has been at the forefront of societal progress. From the founding principles of the nation to ongoing social movements, equality has played a vital role in shaping the American identity. Let's explore why equality is crucial in America, highlighting its…

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Welcoming May 2023's Newest Partners in the ERA Coalition

The ERA Coalition, an organization led by women of color, is comprised of more than 290 organizations representing millions of people, whose common mission is to see the Equal Rights Amendment published and implemented within the United States Constitution. As we continue our fight for constitutional protections on the account…

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ERA Coalition Statement on the Senate Failing to Advance Bipartisan Resolution to Affirm the Equal Rights Amendment and Remove the Time Limit

Washington, DC –– Today upon learning that the Senate did not vote for cloture on SJ Res 4, the bipartisan resolution to affirm the validity of the Equal Rights Amendment, ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality President and CEO Zakiya Thomas released the following statement: “A bipartisan majority of…

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Strengthening Our Economy Through the Equal Rights Amendment & Equality for All

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) has been a topic of debate for decades. The amendment was first introduced in 1923 and seeks to guarantee equal rights under the law regardless of sex. Despite the continued push for the amendment it has yet to be published in the U.S. Constitution, despite…

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The Intersection of Gender and Race: How the Equal Rights Amendment Advances Racial Justice

The Equal Rights Amendment: A Step Toward Racial Justice The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would guarantee equal rights and protections under the law for all citizens, regardless of gender. Although the amendment has not yet been added to the Constitution,…

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The Equal Rights Amendment And Why It Matters

Alice Paul. Public Domain. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would guarantee equal rights under the law for all citizens regardless of their gender. The amendment was first proposed in 1923 by suffragist leaders Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman, and it…

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ERA Coalition Statement on House and Senate Resolutions to Remove Time Limit for Equal Rights Amendment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 31, 2023Contact: cwest@eracoalition.org Washington, DC –– Following the news that Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives and Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced a bipartisan resolution in the Senate to remove the time limit on ratifying the…

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