Global IT Team Chair; Global Womens Caucus Steering Team; ERA Project Coordinator; Membership/IT Coordinator, Germany; DPCA Representative, Germany

  • OPINION: Oregonians strongly back equality for girls and women

    Portland Tribune - June 8, 2022

    • This article examines some interesting data collected by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center on gender equality, in particular relating to Title IX

    OPINION: Oregonians strongly back equality for girls and women


  • Women of Distinction: Carol Jenkins on using communications to drive change

    PR Week - June 9, 2022

    • Equal Rights Amendment Coalition president Carol Jenkins at the 2022 PR Week Women of Distinction Awards
    • Discusses the importance of communications work in raising awareness of the ERA, as well as Jenkins’ personal advice on avoiding burn-out

    Women of Distinction: Carol Jenkins on using communications to drive change


  • 85 Percent of Voters Want Congress to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment

    Truthout, June 3, 2022

    • An article providing a more in-depth look at the polling data presented in the recent Data for Progress report

    85 Percent of Voters Want Congress to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment


  • Fifty Years Later, Voters Support Passing the Equal Rights Amendment

    Data for Progress, June 2, 2022

    • An interesting and comprehensive examination of information collected by Data for Progress on general knowledge and support of the ERA among Americans
    • Includes links to all related polls

    Fifty Years Later, Voters Support Passing the Equal Rights Amendment


  • Alyssa Milano: Biden Must Do More to Protect Abortion Rights

    The Daily Beast, May 31, 2022

    • An urgent plea to President Biden calling for the immediate ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in the face of the current assault on reproductive and gender rights
    • Includes a short but extremely enlightening video covering the history of abortion restriction in the United States, narrated by actress and activist Alyssa Milano herself

    Click here to read the full article.


  • published Equality: A Message to my Daughters in News 2022-06-05 09:58:37 -0400

    Equality: A Message to my Daughters

    CityWatch, May 19, 2022

    • A great piece which details the history of the Equal Rights Amendment, up to and including its current status in Congress
    • Includes a short biography of Victoria Woodhull, whose contribution to women’s suffrage was very important, but often overlooked

    "Having rather outspoken female family members – no surprise here- we have continued the discussions.  I asked them if they were aware of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).  Both daughters and grand daughters looked at me blankly until I realized, it was introduced in 1972. "   

    Click here to read the full article.


  • Last-Minute Bid to Save Right to Abortion Comes via ERA Lawsuits

    Bloomberg Law - May 20, 2022

    • Details the lawsuits by the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust in Michigan, Rhode Island and New York 
    • Includes links to the actual text of each lawsuit for reference

    "The threat of a Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade has spurred a trio of new lawsuits seeking state court recognition of the Equal Rights Amendment—a last-minute effort to preempt that anti-Roe ruling by forcing the high court to factor new constitutional language into its decision..."

    Click here to read the full article


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  • published Rescind OLC Memo in Campaigns 2021-12-02 10:41:00 -0500

    Rescind OLC Memo

    Urge the Office of Legal Counsel to rescind Barr memo to Archivist

    Take action! The Democrats Abroad urges everyone to immediately ask Christopher Schroeder, the newly appointed Assistant Attorney General overseeing the Office of Legal Counsel, to rescind the 2020 memo to the National Archivist. That memo, sent during U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr’s tenure, effectively stopped National Archivist David Ferriero from publishing the Equal Rights Amendment as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The ERA met all constitutional requirements when Virginia became the 38th and final state needed to ratify on January 27, 2020.

    DA highly recommends you do it the old-fashioned way — via letter or postcard. 

    Correspondence to the Department, including the Attorney General, may be sent to:

    Mr. Christopher Schroeder

    U.S. Department of Justice
    950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20530-0001

    It’s more personal and a stack of paper is harder to ignore. You can, of course, send an email (connect to that here) or call. Include your name, address, phone number and email.

    The Department may be contacted by phone at the following:

    Department Comment Line: 202-353-1555

    Here’s an example for a letter, but make it your own:

    Dear Mr. Schroeder, 
    Congratulations on your recent Senate approval as Director of the Office of Legal Counsel. There is much to be done and we trust acting on the Equal Rights Amendment will be among your first accomplishments.

    As a woman and supporter of the ERA, I urge you to withdraw the Jan. 6, 2020, opinion memo from the Attorney General Barr’s Department of Justice.  All constitutional requirements for the ERA to become the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution were satisfied when the Commonwealth of Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the ERA on Jan. 27, 2020. The National Archivist wrongly deferred to the opinion issued by the previous Administration’s Office of Legal Counsel. Please correct this error right away so that the ERA will be published immediately by the National Archivist, and all citizens of the United States will be protected by the U.S. Constitution.

    Or send a short and to-the-point postcard:

    Mr. Schroeder, congrats on your appointment!  Please pull AG Barr’s memo blocking the ERA and publish as soon as possible. Thank you!

    In addition, make sure you sign the petition circulated by the ERA Coalition.

    Thank you. Your letters and postcards do make a big difference.


  • tagged Quyen Nguyen's The government needs to hold us all accountable until we begin to do it ourselves with approved 2021-05-05 07:09:21 -0400

    The government needs to hold us all accountable until we begin to do it ourselves

    If we lived in a perfect world, we would all be treated equally despite our genders. We are not anywhere close to living in that world, and we have an overwhelming amount of data to support that. This is why we need the government to protect us with the ERA and hold corporations accountable until they do. I am an Iowa voter living in Colombia.


  • tagged Dan Smith's Bring America up to par with approved 2021-03-31 05:14:54 -0400

    Bring America up to par

    We need the era to bring america up to par with international standards of equity, infant mortality, sanity! This goes thru ratifying the era.  Dan, live in Israel, vote in Georgia


  • tagged Gregory Dolezal's ERA is common-sense legislation with approved 2021-03-29 06:38:10 -0400

    ERA is common-sense legislation

    The ERA is the kind of common-sense legislation that anyone who believes in the promise of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights should support fervently. As a child when I learned about it I was astonished that it wouldn’t pass unanimously in every state and district. To me the feminist movement like other civil rights causes are about human rights and the principles of the Enlightenment that guide our laws. We must all fight to support rights and protections for all people regardless of their race, class, gender, orientation, or religion. That is who we are as Americans. I was blessed with strong female role models in my family who were academics, scientists, and leaders. I saw the way they have struggled in their life and careers to have the same compensation, respect, and recognition for their achievements which often required sacrifices well beyond what would be expected of men in similar professions. I strongly support the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and I will commit to fight for its passage by getting out the vote in elections and raising awareness for these issues in Georgia. Greg Dolezal, Democrats Abroad Viet Nam, Votes in GA


  • tagged Tina Andres' Now Is The Time with approved 2021-03-26 07:51:38 -0400

    Now Is The Time

    The Equal Rights Amendment will be an exceptional addition to the Constitution allowing women the freedom to express their voices fully and be equally involved in the matters that are important in society. I always remember getting my US Citizenship for the first time in 2008 and moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. My Nana and I drove out to the voting site and it was at that moment when I first voted in the United States of America. It was such an empowering moment for me to be able to do so, and now it's wonderful to be able to vote from abroad. Tina Andres: New Mexico State voter, living in Canada.


  • tagged Leading the Way with the ERA with approved 2021-03-25 03:56:28 -0400

    Leading the Way with the ERA

    “Why do they call it ‘Apollo 11’ when we’re going to the moon, not the sun? It should be named after Artemis, Apollo’s twin sister, Goddess of the moon” I asked my science teacher in front of the class. I was twelve, and puzzled how scientists could make such an obvious mistake. “Well, maybe you should write them to ask!” she replied. So I did. And they surprisingly answered. Unfortunately their generous packages the following two years were lost in the many moves we made. However I do remember their answer didn’t really stand up to my expectations. Why did they name the space program Apollo instead of Artemis? Well, I looked it up today. Abe Silverstein, who was the Director of the Space Flight Development proposed ‘Apollo’ “because it was the name of a god in ancient Greek mythology with attractive connotations and the precedent for naming manned spaceflight projects for mythological gods and heroes had been set with Mercury.” So Artemis didn’t measure up? With today’s clear vision, we know why it wasn’t called Artemis 11. Men were in leadership and women weren’t. Men were astronauts, and women weren’t. No representation, and a lack of recognition, appreciation, value and equality for women- although it was a woman, astrophysicist Katherine Johnson, who got the Apollo 11 mission successfully to the moon and back that July 1969. I understood at a young age that the patriarchy excluded women, exploited women, held them back, and were blind to their contributions and potential- which is precisely why we need the ERA. It is simply not fair, or just, when women’s efforts, excellence and equality aren’t recognized, they’re continually denied their place in history, and their value and contribution is undermined as “less than”. Without the ERA as the 28th amendment of the constitution, there is no gold standard for women. Statistics show the chance of women winning legal cases today is comparable to a coin toss, a 50-50 chance. With the ERA in the Constitution, women’s equality and protection under the law increases to 80%. It wasn’t until 1983 that NASA allowed female astronauts. And it wasn’t until 2017, low and behold, NASA started an International human spaceflight program called Artemis. Apollo 11 on the moon in 1969, Artemis in 2024. Fifty-five years later, a female spaceflight will finally get to the moon. Why did NASA choose Artemis for the name? “The name is very symbolic, because Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo, whose name was called the first lunar mission of the USA. In addition, the choice of the goddess is associated with the intention to land the first female astronaut on the Moon in 2024.” Nice recovery. Recognition, Appreciation, Value, and Equality, #RAVE, four gold standards women deserve.  Theresa, living in Italy, voting in state of Washington 


  • tagged Lissette F. Wright's None of Us Are Equal Until All of Us Are Equal - The ERA for Women is Long-Overdue in the USA! with approved 2021-03-25 03:40:14 -0400

    None of Us Are Equal Until All of Us Are Equal - The ERA for Women is Long-Overdue in the USA!

    I am once again asking Congress to finally add the ERA to the US Constitution! While women won the right to vote in 1920, women still do not have equal rights under the law. And even though the Equal Protection Clause in the 14th Amendment prohibits states from denying any person equal protection under the law, women’s rights are still not explicitly guaranteed. In 1976, around 10,000 marchers in Springfield, Illinois demonstrated for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Many of these marchers proudly carried signs advocating, ERA is the American Way! In a Pew Research Center poll last year, almost 80 percent of Americans supported adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. In 2020, Virginia became the 38th and final state needed to ratify the ERA. It is time for Congress to affirm and ensure women’s equality in the US. The US Senate must immediately pass S.J.Res.1 - A joint resolution removing the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment! Let’s get on with it and join other nations like Canada, which offers women full equal rights guaranteed by law! [✊] https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2020/07/07/a-century-after-women-gained-the-right-to-vote-majority-of-americans-see-work-to-do-on-gender-equality/ | Lissette F. Wright | Living in Canada | Voting in New York!


  • tagged Lorin Soultan's Ohio voter living in Canada. with approved 2021-03-25 03:39:32 -0400

    Ohio voter living in Canada.

    On my journey to becoming a Muslim, I was proud to learn that 1400 years ago, Islam gave women more rights than many western women were given for much of the last century. These include many rights western women have fought to achieve in recent history, such as the right to an education, to vote, own property, work, divorce, and inheritance, just to name a few. As an American, I would be proud to learn that The United States adds the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. Ohio voter living in Canada Lorin Soultan


  • tagged Rachel Eugster's In tribute to my mother and grandmother with approved 2021-03-25 03:38:26 -0400

    In tribute to my mother and grandmother

    I support the ERA in tribute to my maternal forbears. My grandmother, the daughter of immigrants, was born into a world that did not accord women the right to vote—an injustice she fought to reverse. Her daughter, my mother, a progressive thinker and self-described radical, nevertheless viewed the ERA as first proposed as unnecessary, having absorbed the legal principle from her father (a judge) that a redundant law is a bad law. She later came to realize—as we have seen demonstrated time and again—that being included by implication is not being included at all. It’s long past time to enshrine the ERA into law, for my mother and my grandmother, my sisters and nieces—and for my sons and nephew. --Rachel Eugster, living in Canada, voting in Massachusetts


  • tagged Daniel James' ERA for a young boy with approved 2021-03-25 03:37:57 -0400

    ERA for a young boy

    When I was young, perhaps at the age of 10, I heard the term ERA for the first time. I was watching TV and people were saying some very bad things. I do not remember everything that they were saying but they probably mirrored the critics of that time in the early '70s. I was very close to my Aunt Helen. She was my favorite aunt and I think she would like knowing that I was sharing that widely if she were alive. She was so smart, fun, and a risk-taker, She took me everywhere, taught me tennis, bought me cool records, and had a Thunderbird who would not like an Aunt like that? She asked me what did you hear about the ERA? I told her what I had heard and if I even knew what it was? I did not know at the time. She said let's read it together. She took me to her desk and she pulled out a document from her top drawer. She said to read it with her. I liked reading and showing her I was a good reader so I read out loud to her. I will never forget reading the words Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. She asked me what do you think about that? I told her I thought it was great and why shouldn't everyone be treated equally? She said precisely, all people should be treated equally that is what the ERA says. My eyes still tear up when I read and hear those words because of the meaning of those words and I think of my Aunt Helen. She has been gone for many years but she was a feminist, a leader, a psychologist, and a teacher and so influential on my thinking growing up, and even today I know now that the trajectory of my life changed that day starting on that afternoon. We know all over the world that when women are able to pursue their dreams, for work, family, professional life, business, government, or at home, that communities, countries, can thrive and are safe and more stable. Men must also be part of this effort because equal rights make the lives of everyone better. My mother and my aunts were trailblazers and taught me to be courageous, curious, adventurous, and to love education to discover new things and places, and most importantly equality of rights. Helen is the one that taught me that day and that moment so many years ago, that everyone is equal. Justice must prevail and ERA needs to be added to the foundation of our Democracy. Not one more generation of women should contend with glass ceilings, unequal pay, or laws and rules that discriminate. The time is now. Daniel James, DA Chair Spain, Barcelona, ES and Vote in Arlington, VA


  • tagged george Anna clark West's #ERANow with approved 2021-03-25 03:37:29 -0400

    #ERANow

    Back in 1975 I read about Title IX in WomenSports magazine and then shared it with a friend whose love of basketball equaled mine. We were inspired to petition our local school board to provide an interscholastic basketball program for girls. Success did not guarantee a life happy-ever-after, but I sure didn't expect this year's women's Sweet Sixteen basketball teams being provided with one dumbbell set and some yoga mats and being fed what looked to me like the worst from junior high cafeteria... Such a slap in the face of these amazing athletes. So far to go, still.. ....smh, George Anna Clark, Arkansan, US-Mexican dual citizen residing in Mexico