In Honor of Mother's Day, Do Mom a Favor - Take Action to Ratify CEDAW for Women's Equality Worldwide

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day from the ACLU of Wisconsin! Today, you can do your mom and women around the world a favor.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is a proposed international treaty dedicated to gender equality and while the U.S. played a major role in drafting the treaty and President Carter signed it in 1980, we are one of only seven countries that has not ratified it. For the first time there is a strategic, well-resourced coalition leading the ratification effort, and we have strong support within the current administration and the U.S. Senate. But getting 67 Senators to vote yes to ratification won’t be easy and we will need your help over the next 5-7 months.

Contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to support CEDAW. 

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