Fighting for Women's Equality

Blog Posts by ERA Staff

Tell your elected officials to support the EMPOWER Act

March 13, 2019 | by

With sexual harassment at the forefront of our national conversation, the time for concrete action and real change is now. That’s why we’re supporting a federal bill that tackles the issue head...
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SF Chronicle: In the wake of #MeToo, celebrity redemption is a ‘problematic placebo’

March 11, 2019 | by

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Arts & Entertainment section ran a feature story about celebrity “#MeToo redemption stories,” or celebrities who are trying to make comebacks after being publicly shamed... read more

Elite Daily: Here’s Why Labor Is Still A Big Issue For Women On International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019 | by

Elite Daily ran an article on International Women’s Day featuring quotes from ERA Legal Director Jennifer Reisch. The article explores the labor-movement roots of International Women’s Day, and why... read more

GV Wire: Mixed Feelings in Supreme Court Ruling in Fresno Equal Pay Case

February 26, 2019 | by

Fresno news source GV Wire ran an article about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to vacate a unanimous equal pay decision from last year out of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which banned... read more

SF Chronicle: Supreme Court tosses California equal-pay case, saying ruling died with judge

February 25, 2019 | by

The San Francisco Chronicle ran an article about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to vacate a unanimous equal pay decision from last year out of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which banned... read more

Statement: On SCOTUS’s Vacating Unanimous Equal Pay Decision

February 25, 2019 | by

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a per curiam opinion in the case of Rizo v. Yovino, vacating the previous unanimous judgment of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and remanding the case. The... read more

CA Bill Ensures Civil Rights of College Students Involved in Sexual Assault, Harassment Investigations

February 22, 2019 | by

For Immediate Release February 22, 2019 Media Contact Jess Eagle, Communications Coordinator Equal Rights Advocates (415) 575-2380 jeagle@equalrights.org SEN. JACKSON INTRODUCES BILL ENSURING CIVIL... read more

Join the Pro Bono Attorneys Network to End Sexual Violence in Education

February 22, 2019 | by

If you are passionate about supporting student survivors, we need you in this crucial work. The Pro Bono Attorneys Network to End Sexual Violence in Education offers CLE accredited trainings on legal...
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VIDEO: 5 New Anti-Sexual Harassment Rights for CA Workers

February 14, 2019 | by

Starting Jan. 1, 2019,  California workers have 5 new rights to protect against workplace sexual harassment, and make it easier for you to come forward and seek justice if you do experience...
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KQED: Fresno Janitors Sue Employer, Alleging Continued ‘Rape on the Night Shift’

February 13, 2019 | by

Bay Area NPR affiliate KQED featured a segment and published an article about ERA’s new lawsuit against janitorial company ABM, including coverage of our press conference upon filing in Fresno. The... read more