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Blog Posts by ERA Staff

#MeToo Inspired Bill Wins CA Assembly Support

May 23, 2019 | by

AB 9 Corrects Statute of Limitations for Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Claims SACRAMENTO – The California State Assembly today approved important legislation that would give victims of... read more

ERA, Partners Stand with Janitors Saying ‘Ya Basta!’ to Sexual Harassment & Violence at Work

May 23, 2019 | by

Equal Rights Advocates, SEIU-USWW, and Futures Without Violence submit comments to guide sexual harassment training for CA janitorial workers On May 20, 2019, Equal Rights Advocates and Futures... read more

East Bay Times/Mercury News: She fights for gender equity & workers’ rights, from mushroom farms to the courtroom

May 23, 2019 | by

The East Bay Times and The Mercury News (San Jose) published a Q&A feature with ERA Senior Counsel for Workplace Justice & Public Policy Jessica Stender. What I love about ERA is that we have a... read more

New York Times: How to Ask for Maternity or Paternity Leave When Your Company Has No Policy

May 21, 2019 | by

The New York Times’ Parenting section featured ERA Senior Counsel for Workplace Justice & Public Policy Jessica Stender in an interactive piece giving advice about asking about maternity or paternity... read more

LA Sentinel: Congressmember[s]…Reintroduce Bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

May 15, 2019 | by

The Los Angeles Sentinel ran an article about the reintroduction of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. Equal Rights Advocates is mentioned in the story as a... read more

In Memoriam: Lenora Lapidus

May 14, 2019 | by

It is with heavy hearts but joyful memories that we say goodbye to our dear colleague and friend Lenora Lapidus. Lenora was the leader of the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, and one of the original...
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Release: Women’s & Workers’ Rights Groups Launch Stronger California Legislative Agenda

May 13, 2019 | by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Jess Eagle, Communications Coordinator Equal Rights Advocates (415) 575-2380   Women’s & Workers’ Rights Groups Launch...
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Stronger CA Advocates Network Releases 2019 Agenda

May 3, 2019 | by

The Stronger Calif♀rnia Advocates Network brings together a diverse group of over 50 nonprofit and advocacy organizations from across the state that work on issues that deeply impact the lives of...
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Press Release: CA Assembly Votes to Ban Retaliatory “No Rehire” Clauses that Lock Out Sexual Harassment Victims

May 2, 2019 | by

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 2, 2019 MEDIA CONTACTS Jasmin Tuffaha California Employment Lawyers Association 310.710.5357 Jess Eagle Equal Rights Advocates 415.575.2380... read more

New Filing Details DeVos’s Unlawful Actions in Title IX Rollbacks

April 18, 2019 | by

After Judge Reverses Trump Admin Attempt to Dismiss Case, Groups Press Legal Challenge to DeVos’s Rollback of Survivor Protections FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 18, 2019 Washington, DC —... read more