What's On Our Mind ...
Broken Records, ERA, Abortion
This month is National Women’s History Month, a time when we celebrate the accomplishments of women. For the past four years, women were pushed back and denigrated by a misogynistic president and administration. Now we finally have a President who has pledged to uplift the rights of women.
President Joe Biden believes every issue is a women’s issue. He has created a Gender Policy Council which will play a critical role in pushing forward his agenda to further women’s economic and physical security and ensure that women can fully exercise their civil rights.
He has already selected more women for his Cabinet than any other president. Janet Yellen is the first female Treasury Secretary in the U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) when confirmed will be the first female Secretary of the Interior. There are already other history-making achievements for women in his administration.
But no other action will be as lasting or have as great an impact as Biden’s commitment to enshrine gender equality, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), in our Constitution as our 27th amendment.
We need to do more than celebrate our accomplishments. It is vital that we continue to work to advance women’s rights and gender equality. Join with JAC to support candidates who will do exactly that. Elections have consequences.