Boycotts and Petitions

Boycott Wendy's to stand with fast food workers

Coalition of Imokalee Workers

Support migrant farm workers by demanding verifiable protections against sexual violence, forced labor and other human rights abuses in Wendy’s supply chain. All other fast-food companies have joined the Fair Food Program to shif tomato purchasing away from Mexico’s abusive tomato greenhouse industry. Pressure Wendy's into ending its relationship with these suppliers, which have years of documented horrendous working conditions.

Support PetSmart employees

United for Respect

PetSmart workers are still short on supplies and equipment needed to provide quality pet care, and their schedules are more erratic than ever while wages are embarrassingly low. It is time to show PetSmart employees that their rights are important and we have their back. We are calling on BC Partners, the private equity firm that owns PetSmart, to meet with a committee of frontline workers to discuss and resolve their concerns. Read more and sign the petition.

Support Exclusion Pay for CA Essential Workers


Tell CA Gov. Newsom to reinstate exclusion pay to support frontline essential workers today!

Contact lawmakers

Email Congress to support fair pay, workers' rights, and gender justice

Equal Rights Advocates

Send pre-drafted emails to your Representative and Senators supporting critical federal policies.

Support Low-Paid Families with the Build Back Better Act

Equal Rights Advocates

Email your Representatives to suppor the Build Back Better Act, a federal bill would address a number of issues affecting women and families across the country in the wake of COVID-19, by lowering the cost of child care, creating new jobs, allowing parents to get back to work, and more.

Help pass the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Equal Rights Advocates

Email your Senators to protect voting rights. Now, more than ever, we must safeguard voting rights and access to our democracy. This bill would provide the tools to address discriminatory practices eroding voting rights in communities of color.

Protect Workers' Right to Organize

Equal Rights Advocates

Email your Senators to support the PRO Act (Protective the Right to Organize Act), a crucial step toward restoring workers’ right to organize and bargain collectively by streamlining the process for forming a union, ensuring that new unions are able to negotiate a first collective bargaining agreement, and holding employers accountable when they violate workers’ rights.

Support Citizenship for Essential Workers

Justice for Migrant Women

Send a message to your Members of Congress, asking them to deliver permanent protections for immigrant workers who have been called essential, but have not been treated as such.

Tell Congress to expand access to affordable child care

Parent Voices

Right now Congress is debating a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest $450 billion to expand access to affordable child care and pay early educators higher wages. This digital campaign aims to collect 450 reasons why we need $450 billion. Add your voice!

Paid Time Off for San Francisco Domestic Workers

California Domestic Workers Coalition

On Oct. 26, with SF District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen and SF Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton, we are introducing an ordinance that would grant Access To Paid Time Off For Domestic Workers in San Francisco! Help us promote our rally and campaign launch on Tuesday, 10/26 at 12:30 at SF City Hall and join us for the event! RSVP at the link

Urge the House to vote “YES” on key domestic violence legislation

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) is at the heart of our nation’s response to domestic violence services. The bipartisan bill would bolster existing FVPSA programs and increase authorized funding, while expanding access to tribes, tribal coalitions working to end domestic violence, culturally specific programs, and other underserved communities. Send a pre-drafted email to your Member of Congress, urging them to vote Yes on this bill

Tell Your Senators: It’s Time to Pass A Violence Against Women Act that protects all survivors.

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

The House of Representatives passed H.R.1620 more than six months ago, but the Senate has yet to introduce a bipartisan bill to reauthorize VAWA that builds on H.R.1620 and does not leave anyone behind. This vital legislation supports survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and must be reauthorized with key improvements included in the House bill. Contact your Senator and ask the Senate to introduce and pass H.R.1620.

Tell Congress to Pass Paid Family and Medical Leave for All!

California Work & Family Coalition

The United States is the only industrialized country in the world that does not have a paid family and medical leave program.Contact your Members of Congress to urge them to Support Paid Family and Medical Leave for All. Los Estados Unidos es el único país industrializado del mundo que no tiene un programa de Permiso Familiar y Médico Pagado.Ponerse en contacto con sus Miembros del Congreso para pedirles que apoyen el Permiso Familiar y Médico Pagado para todos.

Extend emergency sick leave to workers affected by COVID!

California Work & Family Coalition

Contact the California Legislature and Governor to urge them to extend COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave.

Tell Congress: Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act!

Center for American Progress

Send a pre-drafted email to your Senator urging them to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, an essential federal legislation that would strengthen existing equal pay protections, prohibit employer retaliation, and limit employers' reliance on salary history to make hiring decisions – all action steps to bring us closer to equal pay.

Seeking partner organizations: Support CA fast food workers with AB 257

Fight for $15

AB 257, known as the FAST Recovery Act, will guarantee California fast food workers the ability to shape industry-wide workplace standards and give them the power to hold corporations accountable for sticking to those standards. Partner organizations please join our coalition at the link. (Not for individuals.)

Support a package of bills that would advance equal pay!

Moms Rising

When it comes down to dollars and cents, Latinas are paid just 57 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Latina moms, over 60% of whom are breadwinners for their families, make even less – just 46 cents for every dollar paid to white dads.

Call on Hannaford Supermarkets to join Milk with Dignity!

National Center for Law & Economic Justice

Farmworkers are inviting the northeast supermarket chain Hannaford to take responsibility for the rights and wellbeing of dairy workers by joining the Milk with Dignity Program. This worker-driven social responsibility program is already improving conditions and protecting the human rights of hundreds of farmworkers. By joining, Hannaford can make a huge impact in the lives of hundreds more: raising wages, ensuring access to sick days and family leave, stopping sexual harassment and gender discrimination, and much more. Join farmworkers and send an email to Hannaford Supermarkets telling them it's time to join Milk with Dignity!

Demand Unemployment Insurance Reform in the Build Back Better reconciliation package

National Employment Law Project

Use Center for Popular Democracy’s form to be connected directly to your Senator and Representative in Congress to demand that they include the Unemployment Insurance Improvement Act in the Build Back Better reconciliation package. (By submitting your cell phone number on the online form you are agreeing to receive periodic text messages form CPD and its affiliates. You can text STOP at any time to stop receiving messages.)

Tell Congress: Deliver Real Recovery for Women and Families.

National Women's Law Center

Our elected officials need to understand that to build back better, we cannot go back to the status quo from before the pandemic. Send a pre-drafted email to your U.S. Senators and Representative demanding a real recovery that starts with women.

Stop Wall Street Looting, Stand up for Essential Workers!

United for Respect

When reckless billionaires gamble with our economy it’s working families and our communities that pay the price. The Stop Wall Street Looting Act would reign in the predatory behavior of the private equity firms and hedge funds behind the retail crisis and prioritize workers NOT billionaires. Make a call or write to your member of Congress sharing your story and demanding they stand up to Wall Street and for essential workers.

Raise awareness online

Raise awareness about the long-term impact of racism in child care systems

Child Care Law Center

By not giving the child care profession the respect and rights it deserves, policymakers uphold a discriminatory system that exploits Black women, Latinx women, and other women of color. We must acknowledge these longstanding injustices and demand just laws that protect our families and child care providers. Please share the “Racist Roots of Child Care Law and Policy” image on social media. Download at the link.

Join the United State of Women's Child Tax Credit Text Bank!


Volunteer to help us text parents who need to sign up for the CTC.

Learn more/Know your Rights

Stay updated on your state's equal pay bills & laws

Equal Rights Advocates

Learn about the different laws and bills in your state protecting workers' rights and workplace equality for women of color. Use the interactive map to view protections in your state, and what gaps exist in your state's laws, so you can help advocate for additional protections.

Parents: Know Your Rights to Child Care Subsidies!

Child Care Law Center

Are you signed up for CalWORKS? You are entitled to money for child care, which may assist you with other household and daily expenses! For more information and resources regarding child care subsidies, visit the link

Help Dismantle Systemic Racism in Child Care

Child Care Law Center

Until Black and Brown families have the child care they need, and child care providers have essential benefits -- such as health care and job protections, and fair compensation - we will not have an equitable society. Learn more about the racist policies that exist in child care systems by watching a webinar at the link.

Know Your Rights around Paid and Job-Protected Leave

Legal Aid At Work

Learn more about our work demanding rights for working CA families as well as access and request our Know Your Rights materials for free at the link.

Review recent report on the disparate impacts of the pandemic on the Latina workforce

UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative

This report quantifies the 2020 loss in labor for Latinas relative to other groups and highlights pre-existing disparities exacerbated by COVID-19.

Attend a Latina Equal Pay Day webinar, “Non- Negotiable: Pay Equity for Women”

Women Employed

Join Equal Pay Day Chicago Coalition on Oct. 21, 4:00 CT, for an event in solidarity with Latina Equal Pay Day, including a salary negotiation workshop led by Women Employed and focused on the particular barriers facing Latinas and other women of color, to equip you with the tools you need to get paid your worth. Learn more and register for this free virtual event at the link.

Stay connected

Join the Equal Rights Action Team email list

Equal Rights Advocates

Sign up for one weekly email Action Alert with quick, easy actions to support worker rights and gender justice.

Raise awareness with BWWC about pay inequities faced by women & people of color

Boston Women's Workforce Council

Follow the BWWC on social media to learn about the inequities women and people of color face in the Boston workforce and what employers can do to create and foster equitable workplaces.

Stay up to date on sick and family leave rights for CA workers and families

Legal Aid At Work

Follow us on Instagram to learn about new and current workplace rights for families in California related to paid and job-protected sick and caregiving leave.

Build Power, Knowledge and Solidarity at COSHCON2021

National Council for Occupational Safety & Health

Join workers and organizers from across the U.S. to connect, learn, inspire and take action at COSHCON2021 - the National Conference on Worker Safety and Health. Fully bilingual, free for worker leaders and sliding scale for organizers, the conference takes place over 2 weeks in December 12/7 - 9 and 12/14 - 16. Take part in one or all sessions on organizing, confronting sexual harassment, worker rights in a time of COVID and impacting policy.