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The Supreme Court has declined to hear a petition to overturn a lower court’s ruling that a breastfeeding mother was not discriminated against and could not sue her employer. The woman’s suit was dismissed by a trial court, but activists say that one of the trial court’s findings — that breastfeeding-related firings aren’t sexist because men can lactate, too — is ridiculous. The ACLU’s Galen Sherwin wrote Monday that former Nationwide Insurance Company employee Angela Ames sued her the company after she returned from maternity leave to find she was unable to pump breast milk for her baby during the day.

Please join us in supporting our President's bold agenda and in reminding him to "REMEMBER THE WOMEN" in his #SOTU address by vigorously supporting the movement to #RatifyERA in his remarks to the nation.

President Barack Obama is gearing up to come out swinging with a Progressive agenda that proves our #POTUS plans to make his last years in the White House count. Policies benefitting the 99%, not just the privileged few, are his top priority. Check out all things #SOTU2015 here:http://www.whitehouse.gov/...

We have his back as he moves these policies and we need and deserve his assurance that he has ours too.
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The ERA is on the verge of being ratified in IL. Victory is hinging on a handful of votes being decided by Representatives who need to hear from their own constituents. We have a list of IL constituents who need to be called and asked to call their Reps. to tell them to vote YES on ERA ratification on Tuesday, Dec. 2nd. We need YOU to help make those calls. Please respond back, tell us how many calls you are willing to make between now and Monday evening as well as your preference for a paper list or computer. Thanks! This is truly the most important action we can take to move the ERA forward!

Once more, the State of Illinois has an opportunity to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It should act to do so quickly. The ERA quite simply establishes gender equality under the law.

The measure adding an Equal Rights Amendment to the Oregon Constitution won in Tuesday's election.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 00:00

Oregon ERA draws a quiet campaign

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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.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 00:00

ERA isn't Nostalgia in Nevada

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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.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 16:33

Take What is Yours, Ladies

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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.

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