The Youth-led movement to Ratify
the equal rights amendment
GenERAtion Ratify, the youth-led movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, was founded in July of 2019 by a few 15-year-old kids at a public library in Arlington, Virginia. Our mission is to correct the historical exclusion of women and people beyond the binary from our Constitution by mobilizing youth across the country to take action to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and advance gender equality. To do this, we...
Educating the youth of America about the Equal Rights Amendment and gender inequality today.
Advocating for the ERA and gender equality legislation through legislative and judicial advocacy.
Empowering the youth vote and fighting for pro-ERA, gender equality sense candidates through making the ERA an election issue.
Empowering young women-identifying, non-binary, gender nonconforming, and femme folx.
We have open positions on our National Team. Check them out!
Communications Director: Oversee all communications including but not limited to social media, email/SMS blasts, and press relations. Application Form and Position Description. Due August 14th.
Inclusion, Diversity, Accessibility, and Equity Director: Oversee all Generation Ratify operations to ensure they are inclusive, represent diverse voices, accessible, and equitable. Application Form and Position Description. Due August 14th.
Content Committee: Create engaging, informative content about the ERA and Generation Ratify on across all social media. Application Form and Position Description. Due August 21st.
Generation Ratify has a chapter network composed of thousands of young people who are doing the work on the local, state-wide, and national level.
Join a chapter in your community today! In addition, you can join our slack, our organization-wide communication platform, to connect our organizers from across the country here, regardless of chapter membership status.
Generation Ratify is committed to providing young people the resources to advocate for legislation that will advance gender equality. We also recognize that the patriarchy is inextricably linked with other systems of oppression, such as white supremacy and capitalism. Our legislative advocacy reflects this belief.
Generation Ratify has identified legislation in Congress to organize around to fight for a more equitable future for all genders. Check out how you can take action around these policies, from contacting your reps, to raising awareness on social, to organizing in your community.
A lot is riding on this upcoming election, including the fate of the Equal Rights Amendment. We need to have pro-ERA majorities in the House and Senate, as well as in state legislatures, if we want to pass critical pieces of gender equality legislation.
Generation Ratify is all about getting out the youth vote to elect pro-gender equality candidates, but we know COVID-19 presents many barriers to that. To combat this, Generation Ratify organizers are working every day to phone-bank and text-bank for pro-ERA candidates in key Senate races.
In addition, we are fighting against voter suppression, helping people request absentee ballots, fill out the census, and come up with voting plans.
Every week, Generation Ratify has digital events hosted by our local, state, and national teams. From phone-banking to organize young folx around pro-gender equality legislation, to webinars with pro-ERA candidates, to trivia nights, we have got it all.
We tried to curate an extensive list of resources, actionables, links, and literature. See this list here. We will continue to update as we find more, and encourage you to continue amplifying anything you come across with your friends, family, loved ones, followers, communities, and local collectives.
We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement & protestors across the country. To our Black community members: We hear you. We see you. We will fight with you.
For non-Black folx, it is imperative to recognize and call out anti-Blackness in yourselves and your communities. Dismantling white supremacy begins with acknowledging your own implicit biases and choosing to act against the oppressor-- your silence is complicit with the structure of white supremacy.
Listen to Black voices: use your privilege to amplify their messaging without speaking over them. Give your time, your ears, your hands, and your money if you are able. Use your privilege as a shield for those who are unprotected. Remember that Black leaders have been at the forefront of liberation movements for centuries.
our chapter network
Our chapters bring Generation Ratify's mission to life in local communities - fighting to ratify the ERA and advancing gender equality legislation; running educational workshops to teach their peers of the ERA and modern day gender inequities; fighting to elect pro-ERA candidates; and challenging social disparities between the genders through community based solutions.
In addition to our local chapters, we have State Directors that are over watching chapters, leading state-wide initiatives, fighting for state specific legislation, and developing Generation Ratify across their state.
Click here learn more about how our chapters and state directors are organizing their communities and leading the ERA movement. Starting a Generation Ratify chapter or joining a state-wide team is one of the best ways to get involved!