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ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality Statement on the Passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 29, 2023Contact: cwest@eracoalition.org Washington, DC –– Zakiya Thomas, President and CEO of the ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality, statement on the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) at the age of 90: “Senator Feinstein spent her political career as an advocate and fighter for women’s…

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100 YEARS IN THE MAKING: Announcing the House Discharge Petition for HJ Res 25 Affirming the Validity of the Equal Rights Amendment

Washington, DC –– Today, the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality joined Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Representative Madeleine Dean (D-PA), and Representative Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-CA) and other equality leaders on Capitol Hill to honor the centennial of the Equal Rights…

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ERA Coalition Statement on the Senate Filing Cloture on Bipartisan Resolution to Affirm the Equal Rights Amendment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 25, 2023Contact: cwest@eracoalition.org Washington, DC –– Following the news that the Senate has filed cloture for a vote on SJ Res 4, the bipartisan resolution to remove the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality President and CEO…

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Hearing: The Equal Rights Amendment; How Congress Can Recognize Ratification and Enshrine Equality in Our Constitution

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois opened today’s hearing, explaining that we are here today to hold a hearing on a resolution that would finally affirm the validity of the Equal Rights Amendment as an amendment to the United States Constitution.  “Equality of rights under the law shall not be…

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ERA COALITION APPLAUDS SCHEDULED HEARING ON EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT IN SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 22, 2023Contact: cwest@eracoalition.org Washington, DC –– Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, announced a committee hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) scheduled for February 28, 2023. The hearing, an important milestone in the legislative process, comes as the equality movement…

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Bring SJ Res 1/HJ Res 17 up for a vote

The ERA Coalition has been pushing for the Senate to schedule a vote on the Equal Rights Amendment time limit removal since it first introduced its resolution at the beginning of the 117th Congress. But we're not the only ones calling for Senator Schumer to take action and schedule SJ…

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Taking action for pregnant worker fairness

By Sana Mantaney The ERA Coalition is proud to co-sponsor the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Week of Action (November 14th-18th), calling for the solutions pregnant & postpartum workers need to stay healthy and on the job. Join us in calling on Senator Schumer to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act…

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ERA Coalition statement on Colleen Shogan's remarks during her Senate nomination hearing

Washington, DC –– Following the Senate Homeland Security Committee nomination hearing for Colleen Shogan to the position of U.S. Archivist, the ERA Coalition / Fund for Women’s Equality President and CEO Zakiya Thomas released the following statement regarding Shogan's remarks: "Despite the statements made during the nomination hearing today, the ERA Coalition maintains…

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ERA Coalition Statement in Support of the Women's Health Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 10, 2022Contact: cwest@eracoalition.org 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…

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January 12, 1932: Hattie W. Caraway Becomes the First Woman Elected to the U.S. Senate

By Jenny Horn Not everyone can place Hattie W. Caraway’s name at first glance, and not many today could tell you of her accomplishments, but her tenure as the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate remains a crucial point in our history today.  Winning a special election to the…

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