GenERAtion Ratify is the youth-led movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. This amendment was first introduced in 1923. It is now 2019 and it’s about time the ERA is passed. This amendment will work to eliminate legal discrimination on the basis of sex. After nearly 80 years of fighting, it’s time to change the face of the movement by including the next generation- the youth. The youth have proven time and time again that they are today’s leaders and change-makers. From climate change strikes to gun reform laws, the youth have harnessed their unique voices and created a powerful impact. It’s time to add the ERA to the youth agenda.
What started out as a dream of a 14 year-old girl living in Arlington, Virginia has now turned into nation wide movements that is engaging hundreds, even thousands of youth.
GenERAtion Ratify's mission is to mobilize youth across the country to take action to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment into the Constitution of the United States of America. We do this through:
1) Supporting Pro-Equal Rights Amendment candidates. Generation Ratify works to engage and mobilize youth to educate voters on the ERA and urge them to elect candidates that support the ERA. Through registering voters, making phone-calls, knocking on doors, writing postcards, and organizing candidate forums, Generation Ratify works to ensure lawmakers that value equality are elected to office.
2) Lobbying Legislators. Generation Ratify works to convince lawmakers to honor equality. We do in-district lobbying, pursue letter-writing campaigns, organize demonstrations, call our legislators, and talk to their staff. Although many activists of Generation Ratify can't vote, we will not wait until we can to make sure our representatives hear our voices.
3) Honoring the Intersectionality of Gender Equality. Gender equality is an intersectional issue. We honor that through participating in and supporting campaigns that will help bring us to our goal of gender equality. We honor that through spreading the word that gender equality is for all genders.