Fighting for Women's Equality

Current Actions

  • Tell Your Assemblymembers to Vote YES on AB 2314!

    Protect Domestic Workers' Rights by establishing a Domestic Work Enforcement Program within the Division of Labor. This program will provide for resources, education, and training for California's domestic workers and their employers -- promoting fair and dignified labor standards in the domestic work industry.

  • Tell Your Senators to Vote YES on SB 984!

    SB 984 will ensure that California has a minimum of 50% female representation on all appointed state boards and commissions, setting a clear example for the private and public sectors on appropriate gender representation.

  • Tell Your Senators to Vote YES on SB 1284!

    Help employers with 100+ employees to self-correct, eliminate pay inequity and job segregation if they aren’t aware those issues within their organization. SB 1284 will require employers with over 100 employees to collect and report pay data by gender, race, ethnicity, and job category.

  • Thank Gov. Brown for signing Assembly Bill 2282 and urge him to support Senate Bill 1284!

    AB 2282 has been signed by Governor Brown! This landmark piece of legislation closes the final the loophole in current law that allows prior salary to be used to justify discriminatory pay gaps in CA.

    Urge Governor Brown to also support SB 1284 when it reaches his desk! SB 1284 will help close gender and race gaps by improving pay data reporting and transparency. 

  • #TakeTheLead - Tell Your Assemblymember to Vote YES on AB 1870

    One large barrier to justice for workers experiencing sexual harassment is a too-short statute of limitations to file claims. AB 1870 would extend the filing period from one year to three years. 

  • #TakeTheLead - Tell Your Senator to Vote YES on SB 1038

    The law must be clear that a person that retaliates against survivors to silence or intimidate them cannot escape liability. 

  • #TakeTheLead - Tell Your Senator to Vote YES on SB 1300

    This one piece of legislation includes several important reforms to protect workers’ rights and combat sexual harassment. 

  • #TakeTheLead - Tell Your Senator to Vote YES on SB 224

    Senate Bill 224 clarifies that sexual harassment by investors, elected officials, lobbyists, directors and producers is prohibited.

  • Demand a clean DREAM Act - we ALL deserve a shot at the American Dream

    The Trump Administration acted recklessly in ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The administration and inaction by GOP congressional leadership has put 800,000 lives in limbo. Demand a clean DREAM Act that immediately protects DREAMers. 

  • 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. 2418) 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.