Bipartisan Advocacy Program
The Equal Rights Amendment, an Amendment women have been marching for since the 1970s, has not been passed to this day. This means that the U.S. Constitution does not yet guarantee gender equality. Furthermore, the #MeToo movement has led Republicans to be more skeptical of sexual assault accusations. Our nation is divided over feminism.
The Bipartisan Advocacy Program is a workshop teaching students how to reconcile this divide. In each meeting, students learn about multiple perspectives of pro-women legislation, how to reconcile opposing viewpoints, and how to develop their own political activism projects.
Each class features speeches from legislators on the local, state, and national level. Scroll down to learn more about the Bipartisan Advocacy Program or our next workshop.
Congresswoman Kathleen Rice, New York's 4th Congressional District
Representative Josh Lafazan, Nassau County's 18th District
Sophie Ming, Activist and Protest Organizer
Over 50 students from every part of the U.S. have learned abour pro-women legislation and how to develop their own political activism projects through the Bipartisan Advocacy Program. Many of the projects developed by our students have supported the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and garnered the attention of federal Congresspeople
Check out the winning advocacy project from our most recent class!
Student Political Activism
Yunilza Fernandez from High School of American Studies at Lehman College, Ivy Zhu from Brooklyn Tech, Linda Liu from Brooklyn Tech, and Shania Persaud from Brooklyn Tech were the winners of our inaugural Bipartisan Advocacy Program.
Yunilza, Ivy, Linda and Shania developed a political activism campaign to support the passage of the Every Voice Bill and Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. The Every Voice Bill is a New Hampshire law fostering improved responses to sexual assault on college campuses. Through social media, networking, and political skills gained in the Bipartisan Advocacy Program, they developed a supportive base for their cause and delivered 250 emails and 41 calls to Congresspeople to support the passage of the ERA and the Every Voice Bill.