3. Double standard for Tanden nomination tests Manchin’s integrity
“Neera Tanden’s nomination is hanging by a thread because of the absolutely outrageous and overt double standard to which she is being subjected.” – Rachel Maddow/MSNBC
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted yes on Brett #Kavanaugh but is voting no on Neera Tanden.
4. The ERA: The Amendment is Just the Beginning
Thanks to Ms. Magazine for clarifying the need for this important step. Many people have been wondering how things will become more equal after ERA is finally made law.
“It’s been 100 years since the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was first introduced as the 28th Amendment to the US Constitution, but recently renewed interest has caused it to inch much closer to ratification. Why? One reason is that policymakers are becoming more aware that by adding specific protections against sex discrimination to the Constitution, it would prohibit the current and future Supreme Court from interpreting the Constitution in a way that weakens or eliminates constitutional sex equality protections. “
“To help ensure that it does, a new project bringing cutting-edge research, strategy and legal resources to the fight for gender-based equality was instituted at Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law (CGSL) just last month. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Project, a law and policy think tank which will develop rigorous academic research, policy papers, expert guidance, and strategic leadership to support the ERA to the U.S. Constitution, along with the broader project of advancing gender-based justice, is the brainchild of former ERA Coalition board members Marcy Syms, Wade Leak and Liz Young.”