Delaware ERANow is a coalition of women and men building awareness among Delawareans of the need to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA, and its explicit prohibition of sex discrimination, will provide the necessary legal force to reverse the history of personal, social, and economic discrimination women continue to experience.
Delaware ERANow is committed as well to passage of an ERA to the Delaware State Constitution. In the absence of a federal ERA, state ERAs are critical to recognizing and protecting women’s equality,
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Women’s Equality & Empowerment Fund
To support its educational mission, Delaware ERANow has established the Women’s Equality & Empowerment Fund to increase public awareness of the need for fair and equal treatment of women and girls under the law. The Fund promotes women’s empowerment by seeking to actively engage more women in the political process, including running for elective office.
Read more about the Fund.
Delaware ERANow Partners with Delaware Law School for “Ready to Run® Delaware” Program
Planning has begun for Ready to Run® Delaware, a program to prepare women for greater involvement in the political process–including running for elective office. Rutgers University’s Center for American Women in Politics’ (CAWP) Ready to Run® program is nationally acclaimed and has been successfully initiated by fifteen CAWP affiliates to date. Delaware Law School is a partner for the Delaware program and Mary Ann’s List members will bring considerable knowledge and experience in Delaware politics as collaborators for the program.
Read more about Ready to Run® Delaware
JOIN Delaware ERANow’s campaign for passage and ratification of the ERA.
CONTACT your Congressional representatives and urge them to co-sponsor newly introduced ERA legislation.
See USA Today interview with Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester
Support Rep. Valerie Longhurst’s Delaware House Bill 1 prohibiting employers from asking about a prospective employee’s salary history until after negotiations are completed.