Fighting for Women's Equality

Action Alert: A Day Without a Woman

March 8, 2017 | by

This week, we celebrate the power and importance of collective action. When we stand united and speak out for our values, we can produce tangible change. 


In honor of International Women’s Day, this Wednesday, March 8, marks A Day Without A Woman. This powerful national strike will highlight the value and contributions of women at work and home. We will collectively send a message that women matter and demand equality. 

Join us! There are several ways you can participate in A Day Without A Woman: 

  1. Take the day off, from both paid and unpaid labor
  2. Avoid shopping (with exceptions for small, woman and minority-owned businesses)
  3. Wear red in solidarity 

In San Francisco? Join the San Francisco Women’s March organizers for a rally at the front steps of City Hall (1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Plaza) from 10:30am-12pm. A brief program will feature speakers and artists and call for a continued movement to support the rights of all women.

Let your Facebook friends know you’re participating: download and share this graphic. Or tell your friends what you strike for on twitter using the hashtag #IStrikeFor. 


This Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives will consider a bill that would strip millions of Americans’ access to justice through class action lawsuits. 

Class actions are an essential tool in the fight for civil rights. In just the last year, ERA has used them to combat discrimination against women shipyard workers, pregnant grocery workers, and women seeking workers’ compensation (learn more about ERA’s 2016 impact litigation here). Many of these women rely on class actions because they are vulnerable to retaliation unless they stand united in seeking justice. 

Call your representative today and ask them to stand for workers’ access to justice and vote NO on H.R. 985. 

Search by zip code for your representative’s phone number. Use or adapt the following script:

  1. I am a constituent from             . My name is            
  2. I urge Congressman/Congresswoman                        to vote no on H.R. 985. This bill would eliminate access to justice for millions of our country’s most vulnerable and marginalized communities.  


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