Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham are ignoring the calls to focus on the real needs of this country because they have not “yet felt the urgency of acting immediately.” Instead, they have prioritized Trump and McConnell’s “pre-existing partisan wish-list” to install more unqualified and biased nominees who jeopardize our civil rights and protections.
This fall, all eyes will be on the Senate.
“Women’s equality will be spelled out in the Constitution. And we will spell it E-R-A.”
This is the final installment in a six-part series examining the half-century fight to add women to the U.S. Constitution—and a game plan on where we go from here.
Part 6: Highlights of This Year in the Fight for the ERA
Elected officials in both the U.S. House and Senate have sent letters to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the State Department, as well as the Trump administration, to provide proper emergency global health funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), as well as a humanitarian exemption to ensure UNFPA will be able to compete for emergency supplemental funds.
Smack in the middle of the pandemic, McConnell has forced senators back to Washington to quickly consider his crony JustinWalker for a seat on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit—a seat that does not even become vacant until September.
Our economy can function well without private jets—but parents, and especially mothers, will not be able to be a part of the economic recovery without a significant investment in our child care infrastructure.
On the heels of May Day—when we recognize the contributions of workers worldwide—we call on Congress to embed in their crisis response the seeds of a new economy founded on an infrastructure of caring, equity and respect.
“If you’re an employer and you offer to bring your employee back to work and they decide not to, that’s a voluntary quit. Therefore, they would not be eligible for the unemployment money.” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and other Republicans are forcing employees to choose between their losing their livelihoods and possibly losing their lives.
Employers are pointing to the economic impact of COVID-19 to justify downsizing and pay rollbacks, whether warranted or not. For all women, it’s important to know your employment rights during the pandemic.
As the government plans Phase 4 of stimulus relief, it is important that Congress address the needs of our nation’s most vulnerable populations: domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
“USPS’s overall financial condition is deteriorating and unsustainable.” USPS’s board has requested $75 billion in the next coronavirus bill. Yet, Trump has threatened to veto any COVID-19 legislation that includes bailout funding for the USPS—in spite of its “essential service” status during the pandemic.