Why Do Women Need the ERA
Equality = Prosperity
America cannot lead from behind. To end worldwide human rights abuses and encourage peace and prosperity, the US government must guarantee that women and girls' at home are recognized with equal treatment and opportunit..
Amending the U.S. Constitution to establish women as equal citizens will eliminate residual gender bias in law and policy, open new doors to productivity, opportunity and innovation in business and hopefully revolutionize private, individual caring for children, adults and seniors into a public, collective investment in our country's economic wellbeing and sustainable future.
1. WORK/LIFE BALANCE OPTIONS
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 employ 10.1 million people and generate 1.8 trillion in revenue. Yet account for only 5% of all gov't contracts awarded. (Mar. 2021)
3. MILITARY READINESS & RESPECT
Servicewomen have died protecting our constitution without the reciprocal dignity and respect of full and equal citizenship. Servicewomen are threatened by 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 establish the ERA in the Constitution. 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.