Do our leaders reflect the diversity of our people? Insights and analysis on gender and representation in federal positions.

Equal Rights Amendment protest: three women outdoors in a city plaza holding a sign that reads "Equal rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex."

The way the Supreme Court interprets race equality as “colorblindness” should deeply concern ERA supporters, who hope the amendment would promote sex equality. In practice, the ERA would be worse than current law by restricting the government’s ability to address existing inequality.

Equal Rights Amendment protest: three women outdoors in a city plaza holding a sign that reads "Equal rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex."

As we approach the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, it’s time to secure constitutional underpinnings to protect Americans from sexual violence, pay inequity, pregnancy discrimination, and gender discrimination by passing the Equal Rights Amendment.

The myth of the strong Black woman perpetuates inequality. To support Black women through this pandemic, we must address the underlying conditions of oppression.

Why aren’t statewide elected officials more diverse? As we face COVID-19 and economic collapse, states need diverse experiences, perspectives, and talent in leadership more than ever.

The absence of women’s voices in policy decisions undermines our collective well-being—especially during a pandemic.

While nominally led by women, Puerto Rico’s government has not addressed underlying gender issues made worse by recent disasters, nor heeded calls for change from feminist groups.