Mission

THE HUMAN CAMPAIGN will reignite the discussion of sex equality in America.

The history of equality

1787
Founder’s Intent

We the People: (The 1787 notion of “we the people”... left out the majority of the adult population: slaves, debtors, paupers, Indians and women.” - RGB 1988

1868
14th amendment

...male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such state.

1920
votes for women

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

1972

The Equal Rights Amendment overwhelmingly passes both houses of Congress.

1974
Financial freedom

Women can open a bank account without a male cosigner.

1975
Gendered juries

Court rules that the exclusion of women from juries is impermissible.

1980
Domestic abuse

Abuse of one’s spouse becomes a crime.

1982

Congress’s self-imposed deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment Ratification passes, falling 3 states short of ratification.

2015
Women in military

Women gain the right to serve in combat positions in the US Military.

2017

Nevada ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment.

2018

Illinois ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment .

Since our country’s founding

There are still Court Districts in America that have never had a female judge.

Only 4 women have served on the U.S. supreme court.

Only 2.5% of our country’s Representatives have been women. Women of color’s representation is not statistically viable.

Right Now.

Under the law.

We are not equal.

ERA

noun, acronym

(Sociology) The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was proposed to be the 20th amendment to the US Constitution. It was written to guarantee equal rights for both women and men.

In 1982, it was the closest amendment to ratification. It passed both houses of Congress and passed

As the country debated whether men and women should be subject to the draft, the ratification deadline passed.

35 of 38 needed.

Right Now

It is legal for courts, employers, and businesses to show a gender bias.

The U.S. does not guarantee that all citizens have equal civil, human, and diplomatic rights from all types of discrimination.

There is no strong legal defense that guarantees the continued rights of women.

Courts do not have a clear standard for settling on cases of gender discrimination or clarity on what sex inequity is and how it should be addressed.

Right now

men and women do not have equal rights.

The U.S. is the only G7 country without equal rights for sexes explicitly spelled out in our Constitution.

165 of 197 Constitutions written worldwide guarantee women and men equality.

How does the US compare?

  We do not.