2015-2016 INFBPW Legislative Platform

Preamble
The Equal Rights Amendment “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”

Platform

Economic Equity
Ensure pay equity and equal educational and economic opportunities at all stages of life; and promote affordable quality dependent care to help ensure economic self-sufficiency for women.

Health
Ensure reproductive choice and full access to all reproductive health services and education; ensure funds for research into and protections for women’s health care needs; and encourage a national health care policy that recognizes the special health care needs of women.

Civil Rights
Ensure equal rights and remedies for women in all phases of their lives; support affirmative action; and eliminate all forms of harassment and violence against women.

The Equal Rights Amendment, as authored by Alice Paul, shall remain on the statewide platform of Indiana Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. until equal legal rights for women and men become guaranteed in the United States Constitution, because all statutory law derives there from.