No matter our gender, age, disability status, or cultural background, we all deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
That means we all have the right to control and make decisions about our own bodies, lives, and futures—including the right to abortion.
But right now, New York’s State Constitution doesn’t protect all of us—including pregnant New Yorkers, women, LGBTQ people, those with disabilities, older adults, and people from different countries and cultures.
Without a constitutional amendment, politicians could roll back our fundamental rights anytime. We just saw it happen with Roe.
We need a constitutional amendment so our rights and freedoms are permanently protected in the State constitution—no matter who is in office.
The power is in our hands. By voting "yes" on this amendment, we are protecting and preserving equal rights and freedoms for all New Yorkers.
New Yorkers for Equal Rights is a coalition of civil rights and reproductive rights organizations advocating for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Coalition Executive Committee:
- Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts
- Planned Parenthood Action Fund
- North Star
- New York Immigration Coalition
- New York Civil Liberties Union
- New Pride Agenda
- National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund
- NAACP New York
- Make the Road New York
- 1199 SEIU
New Yorkers for Equal Rights is a ballot initiative committee registered with the New York State Board of Elections.
About The ERA
The New York State Equal Rights Amendment is an amendment to New York’s State Constitution that adds explicit protections for people who experience discrimination. At a moment in time when we are seeing state governments and courts walk rights backwards, this proposal embeds explicit protections within our state constitution.
Adding to existing enumerated protections against discrimination based on race and religion, this amendment would explicitly prohibit discrimination based on a person’s ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, and sex—including their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes, reproductive healthcare and autonomy.
This Amendment ensures that New York’s founding document and our strongest legal protections extend to all New Yorkers the right to be free from discrimination, particularly those who have faced severe and pervasive injustice.