The measure adding an Equal Rights Amendment to the Oregon Constitution won in Tuesday's election.
Although it has not attracted the campaign money or public attention that other measures on the Nov. 4 ballot have, Measure 89 would write a guarantee of women’s rights into the Oregon Constitution.
CARSON CITY — Mention the Equal Rights Amendment today and it might bring back memories of the 1970s, from huge protest marches to ”ERA Yes” buttons. But the proposed constitutional amendment, which fell three states short of the 38 needed to win ratification by a 1979 deadline that Congress later extended to 1982, is not a relic in Nevada. An effort is underway to get the amendment ratified by the Nevada Legislature in 2015.
Carrying just one backpack and a 1980s-era rally sign, Sausalito activist Helene Swanson is using her feet to take her message across the United States — remove barriers and pass the Equal Rights Amendment.
Sojourner Truth said “If women want rights more than they got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.” It looks like we will have to do just that. August 26th is Women’s Equality Day across our nation. Not so much for the women of North Carolina. 94 years ago in 1920, women won the right to vote after decades of fighting for the 19th Amendment. Women of color had to fight within the fight, and then fight on to realize that right in full.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If the campaign is any indication, a proposal to give Oregon women a stronger safeguard against discrimination could win in a landslide. Twenty arguments in support of adding an equal rights amendment to the Oregon Constitution — from Democrats and Republicans — appear in the voters' pamphlet that just arrived at homes ahead of the Nov. 4 election. Meanwhile, not one person or group wrote an argument in opposition to Ballot Measure 89, and no money has been raised to defeat it.
The ERA 3 State Strategy Issue Team is dedicated to ratifying the ERA in the timeliest manner possible—to finish what Dr. Alice Paul started 90 years ago. Our strategy is two-fold—removing the ERA ratification deadline on the national level by Educating Congress to support Joint Resolutions SJRES15 and HJRS113 while simultaneously organizing in targeted un-ratified states to gain the 3 additional required to make the ERA the 28th Amendment of the United States Constitution.
There's a lot we can learn from Notorious R.B.G.
In an interview with Jeffrey Rosen for New Republic, Ginsburg discussed how her experience as a female Supreme Court Justice has been rewarding, but also trying. Since R.B.G. was appointed in 1993, she's been confused for Justice O'Connor, has dealt with frustration at the Court's approach to reproductive health, and has made a constant effort to approach gender equality with common sense.
Two recent news items about the voracious drug industry should call for a supine Congress to arouse itself and initiate investigations about the pay-or-die drug prices that are far too common.
Union workers at the U.S. Postal Service staged one of their largest national demonstrations to date November 14, protesting fresh job cuts and continuing efforts to privatize some post office operations.
Why we should not shop with Jeff Bezos' predatory online powerhouse.
The net neutrality discussion has recently been reinvigorated on the national level, since President Obama came out in support of online freedom and recommended we reclassify the Internet under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. That’s great news for organizations that have been pushing for that exact course of action…
Senator Elizabeth Warren will be part of the Democrats’ leadership team in the Senate, the party decided on Thursday morning. At the urging of majority leader Harry Reid, a new position was created for Warren: strategic policy adviser to the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.
The 2014 midterm vote was the most expensive non-presidential election cycle in American history, just as the 2012 vote was the most expensive presidential election cycle. We are stuck in the political equivalent of the movie Groundhog Day. In the absence of constitutional reform that renews the authority of citizens and their elected leaders to enact…
SARASOTA - Rhana Bazzini describes herself as a “flaming liberal” who, at 81, wants to amend the United States Constitution. But with a pair of sneakers and the support of a handful of local veterans, the spunky widow and cancer survivor is confident her march to Tallahassee will find a bipartisan…
November 10, 2014 – This morning U.S. President Barack Obama released a decisive statement urging the FCC to use the strongest measures possible to ensure strong net neutrality rules keep the Internet an open playing field, stating “no service should be stuck in a ‘slow lane’ because it does not pay…
Huge margins back up claim that 'nearly all Americans share the sentiment that corporations should not have the same rights as people'
A new plan on broadband service reportedly being crafted by the Federal Communications Commission head has been criticized by open Internet advocates who say it still fails to deliver real net neutrality.