Fighting for Women's Equality

Current Actions

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.