A new campaign by the ERA Coalition working with Ogilvy/San Francisco reveals the alarming fact that the American government protects the constitutional rights of corporations more than the rights of women. The campaign highlights how the US government has been increasing rights for corporations in recent years, while women’s rights have been declining.
So the ERA Coalition is taking a new approach in the fight for women’s rights by ensuring that at least ONE woman will have constitutional rights moving forward. Ahead of this year’s midterm elections where the future of women’s rights will be on the ballot, the ERA Coalition announced the launch of the fully incorporated WOMAN Corp, the FIRST and ONLY ‘woman’ in America with rights the government will fight to protect.
People are invited to join the staff of WOMAN Corp on LinkedIn by adding it to their work experience. WOMAN Corp is supported by a Board of Directors including Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, renowned trial lawyer Benjamin Crump, actress Gabriella Pizzolo, award-winning author Ilyasah Shabazz, lawyer and Virginia State Senate candidate Jennifer Carroll Foy, Ogilvy’s Global CEO Devika Bulchandani, Kimberly Peeler-Allen of the Center for American Women and Politics, Mona Sinha of Equality.
Pizzolo opens the film by saying: “As a newly legal adult woman in America, I got to say, it’s not awesome here. You see, I was under the silly impression that as a woman, I had the same rights as men. But it turns out that for the last 100 years, women have been trying to get the Equal Rights Amendment recognized so we can be protected equally under the Constitution, but our government is always like ‘lol, no thanks.’ ”
“The Supreme Court has expanded rights for corporations while taking away fundamental rights for women and people who can become pregnant. At the same time, our politics are so polarised that members of Congress refuse to acknowledge that women are equal to men and should have equal protections under the law. This is ridiculous and embarrassing,” stated ERA Coalition president and chief executive officer, Zakiya Thomas.
“We need our government to stop playing politics with our rights and do better. It’s past time for the Equal Rights Amendment.”