Town Hall: Voting Rights

Join the ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality for a virtual discussion on the future of voting rights in the United States. We’ll talk to leaders and advocates at the forefront of the fight to protect and expand access to the franchise, and learn more about what we can all do to protect our most basic building block of democracy.

Featured speakers:

+ Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL), lead sponsor of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
+ Maria Teresa Kumar, CEO of Voto Latino
+ Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, President and CEO, Center for Global Policy Solutions and former Chair, Maryland Democratic Party
+ Melanie L. Campbell, President and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable

Our work to see the ERA as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is at the root of our commitment to equality, racial justice, reproductive rights and justice, equal pay, and other issues; and we think voting rights are critical to all of this. It is the most fundamental of all our rights, and really underscores everything else.

This town hall is supported by the Harnisch Foundation.

Fighting for the ERA – No Time Limit on Equality

Join Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), ERA Coalition/FFWE President and CEO Carol Jenkins, and actor, advocate, and ERA Coalition Board Member Alyssa Milano for a discussion on what the ERA is and why we still need it! Discussion is virtual and open to the public, and will be streamed on the Senator’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

No need to register in advance – just join the event at 3 p.m. Eastern on December 9th when the discussion will go live.

Paid Leave Town Hall w/ Congresswoman Alma Adams

From NC ERA Alliance’s Lead Organization, NC Women United. The U.S. is one of the only Westernized nations without paid leave for working families. And women still bear the burden of caring for family members-whether baby or elder.

Join NC ERA Alliance, Congresswoman Alma Adams, and partners from the NC Families Care Coalition next Thursday at 6 p.m. for an important conversation about how working North Carolinians and our families benefit from a strong, inclusive paid leave policy.

Senate Update and Town Hall Discussion

Join us on Tuesday, June 22 at noon Eastern for a Senate update and town hall discussion, with funding from the Harnisch Foundation. We’ll hear from our lead Senate sponsors on SJ Res 1 (recorded and live) and learn where we’re going from here. Then we’ll hear from some of our coalition partner organizations about how the work of the ERA intersects with their efforts, and what equality would look like to our communities. 

Additional guest speakers include:

– Christian Nunes, NOW President
– Joi O. Chaney, Executive Director of the Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, National Urban League
– Linda Coberly, Chair of the ERA Coalition Legal Task Force