Sunday, May 9, 2010

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

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

CEDAW - The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women is the international treaty dedicated to gender equality. The U.S. played a major role in drafting the treaty and President Carter signed it in 1980, but we are one of only seven countries that has not ratified CEDAW.

Let's make 2010 the year we of ratification. For the first time, there is a strategic, well-resourced coalition leading the effort, and we have strong support within the current administration and the US Senate. But getting 67 Senators to vote yes to ratification wont be easy and well need your help over the next 5-7 months.

Young people from Milwaukee created this video to help spread the word.

Please do your part to help:
Go to the ACLU's action page on CEDAW to contact your Senators and urge them to ratify this treaty in 2010. You can also upload a video response to the ACLU of Wisconsin's video to support CEDAW - forward it to your friends and keep the word going.

Visit the ACLU's national page on CEDAW for more information. Or check out or for updates on this movement.