The Generation Gender Equality Coalition
Launched January 20th, Generation Gender Equality is a coalition of groups that are youth-led, have high youth engagement, and/or strive to be more inclusive of the youth generation. This is a coalition of groups, ranging from college campus organizations to the National Organization For Women, all working towards a more equitable future for all genders through advocating for gender equality legislation, specifically the Equal Rights Amendment. Our goal is to create a team of organizations fighting for issues that fall at the intersection of gender equality. Our power in numbers and dedication will allow for an unstoppable team, comprised of different groups who come together to achieve equality for all genders through creative demonstrations, projects, and initiatives.
Elect Equal Rights
The key to ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment is electing legislators that support it over those who don't. Elections this November 5th helped Virginia elect a gender-equality-sense majority. We must now pursue the same for other states on the state, and national level. As youth, most of us can't vote, but we can urge those who can to elect officials that will ensure that the ERA and other gender equality legislation is made into law.
No Deadline on Equality
With the 38 states needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, only one hurdle stands in the way of enshrining gender equality into the Constitution of the United States of America: its deadline. After less than 3/4 of the states ratified the Equal Rights Amendment after its initial 7 year deadline set by Congress, Congress extended the deadline by an additional 3 years. That deadline of June 30th, 1982 still stands. It is up to us to ensure the removal of the deadline through both judicial and legislative advocacy. Join us in our campaign to remove the arbitrary deadline. Keep on reading to take action.
Take action: Legislative Advocacy
One route to removing the deadline is through congress. Congress has the power to remove the deadline through legislative action. It is up to us to pressure them to do so. Our goal at Generation Ratify is to mobilize youth across America to pressure our legislators to pass this legislation that will enshrine gender equality into our Constitution. We are pushing many ways to engage youth. In order to help facilitate this, we have created a comprehensive guide to how kids can take action, equipping with the resources they need to be successful along with our policy team at the ready to give everyone the support they need.
We are pushing petitions to voice to our legislators the the youth want gender equality enshrined into our Constitution. Want to sign on and help spread it around? Click the button!
Time and time again, youth have used the power of their voices and creativity through demonstrations and directo actions. Want to pursue your own? Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
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Want to learn more about the legislation to remove the deadline? Click the button above!
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Have an idea for how we can pressure out legislators to remove the deadline? Reach out to email@example.com!