Fighting for Women's Equality

Current Actions

  • [Stronger California] Gov. Brown: Sign AB 168

    Assembly Bill 168 would take an important step forward in closign the gender wage gap in California. By prohibiting employers from inquiring about job applicants' prior salary, this bill would ensure pay discrimination doesn't follow women from one job to the next.

  • Tell Your Senators We Demand EEOC Commissioners Who Support Equal Pay

    The Trump Administration has stopped critical EEO-1 pay data collection, which would have required large empoyers to report pay data by race and gender to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Recent nominees to the EEOC Janet Dhillon and Daniel Gade will help decide the future of pay data collection. Tell your Senator, if Dhillon and Gade won't support equal pay data collection, they must not be confirmed to the EEOC. 

  • Demand the DOJ Stand for Civil Rights Not Civil Setbacks

    Demand the Department of Justice abandon its effort to stop policies seeking to promote campus diversity.

    The Department of Justice Civil Rights Division should promote civil rights progress, not setbacks.
  • Tell your Representative: Support Equal Pay, Protect Pay Data Collection

    The House Appropriations Committee voted to defund a critical equal pay initiative - pay data collection. Tell your representative to stand for equal pay by supporting pay transparency. 

  • Demand Candice Jackson Reject Campus Sexual Assault Lies

    Last week, Candice Jackson, Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, claimed that 90% of campus sexual violence reports are due to alcohol use or are fabricated. Jackson leads the federal agency tasked with upholding students' right to a safe education. Demand that she publicly reject this false, harmful statistic. 

  • Governor Brown: Stand with Survivors, Support SB 169

     SB 169 would ensure that, were the federal Office for Civil Rights to rescind the 2011 Dear Colleague letter, similar guidance would remain in place for state-funded schools.

  • Tell Secretary DeVos: Students' Civil Rights are Worth the Time
    The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has announced that it would no longer focus on investigating systemic violations of civil rights laws at publicly funded schools.  
    Why? Because systemic investigations take too much time. Systemic investigations into schools' adherence to laws prohibiting discrimination are essential to keeping students safe and making sure that no one is denied access to an education because of her sex, race, or disability. We believe upholding the rights of all students who are victimized on our campuses is worth the Department of Education's time. If you agree, sign our letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos.
  • Tell Your Reps to Say No to Elimination of the Women's Bureau

    The Trump Administration’s proposed federal budget would have a devastating impact on many agencies key to the economic security of our families and the defense of women’s rights. One important example: cuts to the Women’s Bureau – the only agency in the entire federal government dedicated to empowering women to achieve economic security. The proposed budget includes cuts to the Bureau by 70%. This would eliminate all regional offices and render the agency unable to fulfill its mission. 

  • Tell Your Reps: Stand for Equal Pay, Support the Pay Equity for All Act & Paycheck Fairness Act

    The Pay Equity for All Act (H.R. 6030) would prohibit employers from asking about salary history, and the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 819 and H.R. 1869) would bar retaliation against workers for discussing wages and prohibit employers from seeking an applicant’s salary history so that pay discrimination will no longer follow women from job to job.

  • Support Paid Leave, Support the FAMILY Act

     The Family Act (HR 947/S 337) will create a comprehensive, inclusive and affordable family paid leave program.

  • Support Paid Sick Days, Support the Healthy Families Act

    The Healthy Families Act will ensure workers have access to paid sick days no matter where they live or work. This legislation would require employers with 15 or more workers scheduled to work each day to permit employees to earn up to 7 job-protected paid sick days every year.

  • US Senators: Defend Health Care for Millions of Americans Now

    On May 4, the U.S. House voted to gut and replace the Affordable Care Act. Their replacement plan would make sexual assault, domestic violence, and pregnancy pre-existing conditions and grounds for denial of insurance coverage. It would slash Medicaid services, defund Planned Parenthood, and eliminate health insurance for 24 million Americans.

    The bill now moves to the Senate - tell your Senators to vote no!

  • Stop Federal Attacks on Pay Transparency and Equal Pay

    Recent changes to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1), filed annually by employers of 100 or more, require pay employers to submit pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity.

    This data collection is an important step toward identifying and stopping pay discrimination, and closing the gender wage gap. However, according to recent reports, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pressuring the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to block its implemention. 

    Sign our petition to OMB Chief Mick Mulvaney, urging him to keep the changes to the EEO-1 form.

  • [Stronger California] Gov Brown: Support Parent Leave, Vote Yes on SB 63

    SB 63, the New Parent Leave Act, will extend job-protected leave to more California workers when they need time off to bond with a new child.

  • [Stronger California] Gov Brown: Vote Yes on the California Values Act

    The California Values Act (SB 54) will protect the safety and well-being of all Californians by ensuring that our state and local resources are not used to fuel mass deportations. 

  • [Stronger California] Gov Brown: Support Reproductive Freedom, Vote Yes on AB 569

    Assembly Bill 569, the Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Act, would protect employees who work in California from workplace discrimination based on their personal reproductive health care decisions.

  • [Stronger California] Gov Brown: Vote Yes on AB 557

    AB 557 would strengthen support for domestic violence victims who are applicants or recipients of CalWORKs assistance. 

  • [Stronger California] Gov Brown: Vote Yes on AB 273

    Assembly Bill 273 (Aguiar-Curry) would give low-income families greater access to subsidized child care services by adding enrollment in English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency (HSE) Certification Preparation courses to the existing eligibility requirements.

  • [Stronger California] Gov Brown: Support Affordable Child Care, Vote Yes on AB 60

     Assembly Bill 60 would ensure children can stay in the child care they love for as long as their famlies need it, and it keeps parents working. 

  • [Stronger California] Gov Brown: Vote Yes on AB 10

     Assembly Bill 10 would increase access to menstrual products for the women and girls who need them most in the state of California.

  • [Stronger California] Gov Brown: Support Pay Data Transparency

    Assembly Bill 1209 would bring increased transparency to the gender wage gap in California by requiring large private employers to collect data about gender pay gaps within their own company, publish this information on their website, and submit the data to the Secretary of State.

  • Tell your Senators: It's Time to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment!

    The Equal Rights Amendment may seem unnecessary to some, but the truth is American women do not have explicit rights under The Constitution. The ERA would provide an express constitutional basis to challenge sex-based discrimination. It would also ensure that laws and government actions that treat women differently are reviewed by the courts with the strictest of standards. 

    Sen. Cardin has a resolution pending that would move us toward ratification - tell your Senator to support S.J. Res. 5!

  • Tell your U.S. Representative: It's Time to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment!

    The Equal Rights Amendment may seem unnecessary to some, but the truth is American women do not have explicit rights under The Constitution. The ERA would provide an express constitutional basis to challenge sex-based discrimination. It would also ensure that laws and government actions that treat women differently are reviewed by the courts with the strictest of standards. 

    Rep. Speier has a resolution pending that would move us toward ratification - tell your Representative to support H.J. Res. 53!

  • Tell your Senators to reject Judge Gorsuch's nomination for Supreme Court

    President Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.This nomination threatens the constitutional rights of women and all working Americans, and must be stopped. 

  • Tell DeVos to Defend Title IX Rights of Transgender Students

    This week, the Department of Education withdrew federal guidelines ensuring schools protect transgender students' rights to a safe education. This move was not just politics - it was an attack on students' civil rights. 

    However, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is still federal law. Schools still must ensure that students’ rights to an equal education are not threatened by gender discrimination.

    Tell Secretary of Education DeVos to defend transgender students' Title IX rights.

  • Tell Political Leaders: No Misogyny in the White House

    President-elect Donald Trump has appointed Steve Bannon as his chief White House strategist and senior counselor. Bannon has made his anti-women views very clear and widely known. His views are not rumors. He has written them, he has published them, he has expressed them in interviews. 

    Several days after the announcement, many of our national legislators remain deafeningly silent about Bannon's appointment. Tell your representative to stand up and speak out against the appointment of a misogynist. If your representative has already taken a strong public stance against Bannon, your voice will serve to strengthen their effort to stop this appointment. 

  • Congress: Support Women's Health, Support the EACH Woman Act

    Women cannot achieve economic security or equality without the right to make decisions about their reproductive health. For 40 years, too many low-income women have been denied these decisions because of congressional restrictions.

    The EACH Woman Act would prevent politicans from denying coverage for abortion care. It would ensure that all women, regardless of income, have control over their reproductive health.

  • Tell the Senate to Support the Gender Equity in Education Act!

    The Gender Equity in Education Act builds upon the legacy of Title IX by increasing the resources made available to schools, school districts, states, and colleges and universities to implement its requirements.

  • Congress: Support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act!

    The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is a common-sense piece of legislation that would require employers to make reasonable accommodations when workers need them because of pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions - just as they are already required to do for disabilities. 

  • Tell Congress to Support the Equality Act!

     The centerpiece of the Equality Act is its expansion of critical civil rights laws such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics under these laws, adding to existing list of religion, race, sex, color, and national origin.