Platform 2002-04

Proposed Legislative Platform for 2004/05

BPW/Kansas Legislative Platform

Preamble
Because the fundamental law of the land is embodied in the Constitution of the United States and all statutory rights are derived therefrom, The Equal Rights Amendment, as authored by Alice Paul, shall stand first, foremost and above all other items that may appear on the Legislative Platform of this Federation until equal, legal rights for women and men become guaranteed in the United States Constitution.

The Equal Rights Amendment
Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

Action Items:
The members of the Kansas Federation of Business and Professional Women will support the BPW/USA National Legislative Platform and, additionally, actively work on the following action items by seeking knowledge, gaining understanding and taking action:

Economic Equity:
Raise awareness of legislation and the need to provide economic equity for all women to enable women to meet their needs and/or the needs of their families.

Health Issues:
Provide information that will empower women to make informed decisions about the need for affordable health care options, for more research and medical studies affecting women’s health, and for equitable medical coverage for women throughout their lifetime.

Dependent Care:
Promote the increased availability and accessibility of affordable, quality dependent care.

Domestic Violence:
Provide and/or promote programs that raise community awareness about the unacceptability of violent behavior against women and children. Actively support local domestic violence programs and shelters.
Actively raise awareness of women's safety issues and promote programs that inform about protection.

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BPW/Kansas 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 Legislative Platform

Preamble

Because the fundamental law of the land is embodied in the Constitution of the United States and all statutory rights are derived therefrom, The Equal Rights Amendment, as authored by Alice Paul, shall stand first, foremost and above all other items that may appear on the Legislative Platform of this Federation until equal, legal rights for women and men become guaranteed in the United States Constitution.

 

The Equal Rights Amendment

Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.


 

Action Items

The members of the Kansas Federation of Business and Professional Women will support the BPW/USA National Legislative Platform and, additionally, actively work on the following action items by seeking knowledge, gaining understanding and taking action:

Economic Equity

   Raise awareness of legislation and the need to provide economic equity for all women to enable women to meet their needs and/or the needs of their families.

 

Health Issues

Provide information that will empower women to make informed decisions about the need for affordable health care options, for more research and medical studies affecting women’s health, and for equitable medical coverage for women throughout their lifetime.

 

Domestic Violence

Provide and/or promote programs that raise community awareness about the unacceptability of violent behavior against women and children.

Actively support local domestic violence programs and shelters.

 

In addition to the above, the members of the Kansas Federation of Business and Professional Women pledge to support, at and for all levels of government, qualified individuals who endorse the Platform of this Federation.