House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst introduces House Bill 5 for an Equal Rights Amendment to Delaware Constitution. “No person shall be denied equal rights under the law.” The bill has bipartisan and female and male cosponsors and supporters.
Given the absence of federal protection of their rights, this bill is particularly important to women.
Call, write, email your representative and senator to express your strong support and to urge passage of this landmark legislation.
Delaware ERANow was invited by the Delaware State Bar Association’s Women and the Law Section to present a panel discussion about the ERA on April 27, 2017 in Dover. ERANow members Erin Daly, Suzanne Moore, and Karen Peterson–along with Jessica Neuwirth of the national ERA Coalition–engaged in an informative discussion with the attorneys and a number of legislators who attended. Thanks to Rebecca Byrd and Kyle Evans Gay (ERANow members) for arranging the event.
H.B. 1 would make it illegal for employers to ask about a prospective employee’s salary history. The bill is particularly important for women who, too frequently, have past pay discrimination perpetuated when employers use their previous salary as the basis for determining the salary for a new position.
Join the Pay Equality Rally on Wednesday, April 26 at Noon on the East Steps outside of Legislative Hall in Dover, DE
Excellent interview with Delaware’s Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester in USA Today. Go here