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This encore presentation of The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument showcases a newly designated site declared a monument by President Obama in 2016. This was the original home of the National Women’s Party and holds the country’s first feminist library. Alice Paul and other suffragists moved into the house to lobby congress for the Equal Right’s Amendment. In order to gain lawmakers attention, the suffragists used tactics such as picketing the white house and putting on pageants to call for change. Although the fight for women’s equality is not over yet, the artifacts and treasures on display throughout this monument stand as a reminder of the movement.
We continue our Woman Thought Leader Series with former Planned Parenthood President, Cecile Richards. Richards talks with Bonnie Erbe about the future of Planned Parenthood, her career in activism and what's to come.
The Catholic Church holds a historic summit to stop abuse of minor. How white suffragists frequently turned their back on their black sisters. We speak with Reps. Karen Bass and Barbara Lee about African-American role models.
Continuing our Woman Thought Leader Series this week we have Karine Jean-Pierre, the national spokesperson for political advocacy group MoveOn.Org. Jean-Pierre talks with Bonnie Erbé about her time serving under the Obama administration to now campaigning for equal rights under this current administration.
We continue our Woman Thought Leader Series with Irene Bueno, who shares her thoughts on the priorities and challenges of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. She covers topics from stereotypes and discrimination to healthcare, leadership and representation. Irene served in the Clinton Administration and is a co-founder of the Nueva Vista Group (NVG).
We speak with Equal Means Equal's Kamala Lopez about the possible passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Rep. Donna Shalala, a recently sworn in member of the 116th Congress is no stranger to politics. In this week's Woman Thought Leader series, we talk to Rep. Shalala about her legislative plans for Florida under the Trump administration.
Check out our conversation with Planned Parenthood's Dr. Leana Wen
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By: Dee Gillingham
The counter argument against the Equal Rights Amendment is that in 2019, women truly have equal rights in America. Sure, women are climbing ladders and finding success in careers across industries. We have access to certain aspects of healthcare and the right to vote, but America has still fallen short in many contexts. While those were all extremely important wins in the suffragists’ movement, women are not treated equally. That idea is baloney.Read More »