Join PDA at the National NOW Conference Sunday at Noon ET / 9am PT

Jul 28, 2021 | PDA News

In solidarity,
Alan Minsky for the PDA National Team

Protecting and Expanding Women’s Rights is Essential to 21st Century Democracy


I am tremendously honored to be participating on a panel entitled Strengthening Democracy at the National NOW Conference on Sunday at noon ET / 9am PT.

The session will begin with a talk by the great voting rights advocate.Barbara Arwine. The panel that follows will be moderated by legendary feminist organizer Heather Booth. Participants include pathbreaking human and voting rights scholar Penny Venetis (Rutgers Law School), CEO of the League of Women Voters Virginia Case Solomon, student activist and intersectional feminist Joi Dean, and myself. Christian Nunes, President of NOW, will provide closing remarks.

Since our founding, the push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) has been one of PDA’s top priorities—no matter how little attention the effort received nationally. Similarly, now that the #MeToo movement is no longer in the spotlight, we understand it is more important than ever to make sure that legal protections and support for victims gets strengthened, not abandoned. The same, of course, goes for women’s health services, equal pay, and the entire feminist economic, legal, and social agenda. It is all long overdue!

How do we get there? Democracy!

With its passionate commitment to equality, feminism goes hand-in-hand with democracy. It should be no surprise to anyone that the anti-democratic forces in America are stridently anti-feminist. The more they restrict people’s voting rights and create barriers to voting, the less likely that women’s rights get protected or expanded. The inverse is true if we win the voting rights struggle.

Help PDA’s efforts to pass the ERA, protect and expand women’s health funding, achieve equal pay, and secure universal voting rights! 

And join me this Sunday at Noon ET / 9am PT for a panel on Strengthening Democracy at the National NOW Conference.