Our opponents refer to paid sick days as "fringe benefits," an "extra" handed out by employers when they can afford it. But the reality is, sick time should be a basic part of compensation, a minimum standard that keeps employers from docking workers' pay or kicking them out of a job for being a good parent or following doctor's orders.
Even Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has publicly stated that the 14th Amendment was never intended to protect women, only to protect race. Federal and state law cannot protect citizens who are not protected under the Constitution, and courts still show confusion on the issue of women's rights.
On Women's Equality Day, we write to echo the hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists who support the Women On 20s campaign. As we continue making progress for the cause of women's rights, we hope to preserve Alexander Hamilton's place on our currency while elevating a woman to a place she deserves.