PowrPAC, People Organizing for Women’s Rights, is a political action committee dedicated to one common goal for women:
Uniting to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.
Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.
Most people do not know that it is not unconstitutional to deny women equality under the law. But, as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia pointed out to us, “Certainly, the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn’t.”
This is why we are seeing so many bills come out of state legislatures attacking women. This is why we have to struggle to protect what progress we have made every time election season rolls around. This is why it is still legal to pay women less than men, to discriminate against mothers seeking jobs, and restrict the availability of healthcare services for women. This is why our bodies become political footballs and bargaining chips whenever other issues are raised. Women are tired of this. It is time to put an end to this, to finish the great work that was begun by Susan B. Anthony and Alice Paul over 100 years ago, and begin a new era of liberty for women. We want better for the daughters of America, and we mean to give it to them.
Do you? If so, please support PowrPAC and join the fight. Currently you can visit our main project, TeamUterati, at: http://www.teamuterati.com and get involved.
Imani Gandy, Founder & Executive Director
Imani Gandy is the founder of both POWR-PAC and the Team Uterati Wiki Project. A graduate from the Philadelphia High School for Girls, she earned her B.A. from Oberlin College in 1996 and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was a Hardy Cross Dillard Scholar and a member of the University of Virginia Law Review Editorial Board. She spent nearly a decade as a commercial litigator in Los Angeles, and has practiced in state and federal courts. Currently, she serves as Community Outreach Director at Everybody Wins! Los Angeles, and is in charge of fundraising and stakeholder outreach. She founded Angry Black Lady Chronicles in January 2009, and as of April 2012, her blog can be found at The Raw Story. In addition, she is a front-page blogger at Balloon Juice, and freelance writer at The Grio and RH Reality Check.