Grant #420

Living Equality

October 12, 2020

Why Are Some Genders STILL Not Guaranteed Equal Rights Under The Law?

It’s been 100 years since (some) women won the right to vote. Many of the women left out at that time, including Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color, are still pushing for equal access to that right – and people of all genders are fighting for a guarantee of equal treatment under the law. When the constitution was passed, women were intentionally not included. The ERA Coalition is organized to support passing the 28th Amendment to the Constitution and to include women and all genders. According to an ERA Coalition Poll, 94% of all Americans say they believe that the law should apply equally to everyone, what’s taking so long?

Carol Jenkins heads the Fund for Women’s Equality (c3) and her sister organization ERA Coalition (c4) fighting to make the USA live up to its promise of liberty and justice for all. The “Living Equality” project is designed to show how life might be different if everyone was (gasp) equal. It’s important to face whatever fears might exist about how different areas of everyday life would be affected.

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed so many systemic inequities! While 38 states have already ratified the 28th Amendment to the Constitution, there is a lot we can do together to make it happen. Their outreach builds community and centers the people who suffer the most from systemic inequality.

With the talents of ERA Coalition CEO Carol Jenkins, a renowned and award-winning television news journalist, they are creating a podcast featuring Carol who will talk with people whose everyday experiences are affected by the reality of unequal protection under the law.

Nothing is more fundamental to the idea of America than the concept of equality under the law. We think it’s about time the concept becomes reality.

Learn more about the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality here.

Category: Activism, Civic Engagement, Empowerment, Law, Social Impact, Women



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