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Generation Ratify

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...

Educate

Educating the youth of America about the Equal Rights Amendment and gender inequality today.

Advocate

Advocating for the ERA and gender equality legislation through legislative and judicial advocacy. 

Elect

Empowering the youth vote and fighting for pro-ERA, gender equality sense candidates through making the ERA an election issue.

Empower

Empowering young women-identifying, non-binary, gender nonconforming, and femme folx.

Get Involved

The Intersectional Gender Equality Coalition

 

August 26th marked 100 years after the 19th Amendment’s certification into the Constitution. There were issues with the inclusion of all people in the fight for gender equality then. There still are now. But we know young people have the power to change this.

 

We know the power that comes when young people share their voices and collaborate to solve issues that are important to them, which is why we are forming an Intersectional Gender Equality (IGE) Coalition.


Together we will work towards a more equitable future for all genders. Our power in numbers and dedication will make for an unstoppable team, composed of different groups who come together to achieve equality for all genders through creative demonstrations, projects, and initiatives. We can’t wait to begin.
 
 Join us today.

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.

Learn more about our organizing network here!

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. 

Plug into our efforts here!

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.

Check out our digital events here!

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!

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