Cities for CEDAW Officially Launched in Sarasota!
– do you think men and women should have equal rights in America?
– do you think women should have equal access to job opportunities?
– do you think men and women should earn the same salary for doing the same job?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, sounds like you support CEDAW! Which means you too can help make Sarasota – or New York, or your city – a CEDAW city!
CEDAW is the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. It’s been around since 1979 but is not in force in the USA. A nationwide grassroots effort to have cities pass CEDAW ordinances is now underway. Action has already been taking in San Francisco, Miami-Dade County, Los Angeles, and Louisville. Now cities all over the USA are taking it up. Here on the Gulf Coast, Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater, and Northport are all actively considering or acting on CEDAW initiatives. Sarasota should get on board!
For more information and to sign-up see the UN/Women-USNC Gulf Coast Chapter page here. No funds required – just lend your name so we can show that Sarasota should be a gender-equitable city.