EQUALITY = PROSPERITY

Equal Rights for All is a sustainable investment in America's leadership, global economic and business competitiveness, peacekeeping efforts, social prosperity, and future.

Specifically, the Equal Rights Amendment is the social compact America needs now. It mandates that Congress, the 50 states, the Executive and Judicial branches must recognize, prioritize and address the challenges that for too long have been dismissed as the private burden of women to carry without a reciprocal public commitment to societal well-being. 

Establishing a new political paradigm for women as equal citizens will open doors of opportunity to close the wage gap, eliminate gender bias in law and policy and advocate for a national work/life agenda that accommodates the role of caregiving (to self and to others) within the world of paid work that will ultimately benefit our citizens, our economy and our world.

1. WORK/LIFE BALANCE
Affordable health, child, after school and elder care
Paid sick, safe and family leave to care for self and others                   
Flexible work arrangements - telework, job share, flextime
Guaranteed equal pay for equal work
Social Security benefits extended to stay-at-home parents


2. SMALL BUSINESS OWNERSHIP
Woman-owned businesses will provide 1/3 of all new jobs by 2018, yet account for less than 5% of all gov't contracts awarded and have faced caps on the monetary value of contracts.


3. MILITARY READINESS & RESPECT
Servicewomen have died protecting our constitution without the reciprocal dignity and respect of full and equal citizenship. Servicewomen are enduring a sexual violence epidemic that includes, harassment, assault, coercion, retaliation and involuntary discharge compounded by their inferior status in job opportunity, support, benefits, promotion, and dignity.



4. STAKEHOLDERS OF AMERICA'S MELTING POT
With the myriad contributions that women have made for centuries in America- often without remuneration or recognition, it is critical for congressional action to set the ERA back on course for victory. Continuing to block generations of women from reclaiming their inalienable rights to full participation and citizenship is wrong. 




5. GLOBAL LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE
America cannot lead from behind. To end worldwide human rights abuses, such as the global epidemic of human sex slavery, the US government must be proactive to guarantee that women and girls' are recognized with equal treatment and opportunity throughout society.