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.

2019 Accomplishments

 

2020 Accomplishments

 

  • Developed and mentor 50+ chapters in 13 states that 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.

  • Featured in news outlets such as the Huffington Post, Elite Daily, & Causette

  • Co-organized rally, lobbied legislators, and led petition campaign that made Virginia the 38th and final state needed for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

  • Developed a legislative agenda of 15+ pieces of legislation to advance gender equality in the 116th Congress and are mobilizing young people to contact their legislators, organize lobbying meetings, make noise on social media, and raise awareness through direct action.

  • Organized lobby days with 60+ young people, in-person and virtually, to advocate for the removal of the deadline on the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (S.J. Res 6), Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020 (S. 3424), Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2019 H.R. 1882(), and legislation to prevent the rollback of Title IX protections (H.R. 5388). 

  • Led two mentorship programs, ERA Bootcamp & Equal Rights Cohort, that have trained 120+ young people across the country to organize for gender equality through legislative and electoral organizing.  

  • Host digital events to educate and empower young people to act on the injustices in our country surrounding gender equality such as our webinar series A Seat at the Table & Rethinking Sisterhood, as well as take action to advocate for gender equality sense candidates and legislation.

  • Filed an Amicus Brief to voice the concerns of young people when it comes to ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in the Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Illinois, and State of Nevada, V. David S. Ferriero.

  • Leading Elect Equal Rights campaign to elect pro-ERA majorities in legislative bodies on all levels of government through partnering with competitive campaigns, developing messaging around gender equality to get out the vote, mobilizing young people to contact voters, and influencing voters through direct action. We have had 500,000+ voter contacts since the launch of the campaign on March 31st. 

  • Facilitating the Intersectional Gender Equality Coalition, a group of 15+ youth-led orgs, to create space for young organizers driven by a variety of social justice issues to come together and dismantle systems of oppression that affect marginalized genders. 

  • Created a toolkit on allyship for the Black Lives Matter movement and mobilized young people to demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade as well as advocate for legislation to transform our law enforcement. 

  • Built partnerships and community through being a member organization of and advocating with the ERA Coalition, Our Voices 2020, Future Coalition51 for 51 Young People’s Virtual Advocacy Day, and GGG Community Coalition.  

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