The weekend of January 19-20 will be the 2nd anniversary of the Global Women's March!
DA members world-wide will be joining in marches, workshops, and rallies for another Women’sMarch. This year’s theme is “Stop Violence Against Women.” Our DA Global Women’s caucus will focus on achieving this goal by working through our legal system to secure “Equality under the law.”
In recent months, there has been lots of activity in reactivating the drive to pass the ERA. We expect a 38th State to ratify the ERA within the next couple of weeks. In the past year, three more states have ratified it, bringing the count of states who have ratified it to 37 (38 are needed to bring it to Congress). The campaign to pass it is enormous and many people feel that the moment is right now. Here’s the basic premise of why we need the ERA.
Why, in the year 2019 with so many opportunities for American women, do we need the Equal Rights Amendment?
- The Constitution: the Constitution is the bedrock foundation of our nation’s laws. Since 1950, all international constitutions have included gender equality and so should ours!
- Judicial review: currently gender discrimination cases are treated with “intermediate scrutiny” versus the “strict scrutiny” guaranteed to race, religion, and country of origin (covered by the Fourteenth Amendment).
- Civil rights: women’s rights ARE civil rights.
Please join us on January 20th at Place Palais Royale to show that the Women's Wave is alive and well and living in Paris! For more info and poster ideas, click here.
If you support women’s rights, you can join the Democrats Abroad Global Women’s Caucus. JOIN US!