Posts Categorized: Constitutional Equality

First Amendment Defense Act: A View on the “License to Discriminate” Hearing

By anonymous As a young queer person, two specific days stand out to me. Two major events in the last year have profoundly changed my life and how I live it. June 25, 2015 marked the day I was legally allowed to marry another person of the same gender via the Supreme Court ruling in… Read more »

NOW Chapters Fight for Rights, Work to GOTV

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The National Organization of Women was founded as a grassroots activist organization to affect change on a city, state, and national level. In the year 2014, nearly 50 years since its founding, NOW is still committed to highlighting the strong local chapters across the country that persist in grassroots efforts to create political change.

The Right to Vote: Didn’t We Win It Years Ago?

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Today, voting rights are still challenged by right-wing voter suppression tactics designed to restrict the participation of voters whose support would likely favor the anti-Citizens United, pro-woman and pro-labor agenda.

Why I’m Excited About the Future of Feminism

Two and a half weeks ago, I was thrilled to open the annual conference of the National Organization for Women in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Albuquerque felt like the perfect place to meet up with activists and map out action plans to move the feminist agenda forward. Just a year ago, the women of Albuquerque formed an emergency coalition, Respect ABQ Women, to fight against a dangerous municipal anti-abortion ballot measure.

What the ERA Means to Me: When “We Can Do It” becomes Reality

Rosie the Riveter has long been a symbol of the feminist movement; exposing muscular arms and wearing a determined look on her face. Her slogan is “We Can Do It!” But that’s not what many women are told. The reality is that not enough women hear “You can do it” enough times in their lives. And I like to believe that the ERA might influence that a little bit.