What We Stand For

What We Stand For

CFBPW Public Policy Statement 2016-2018

The Alice Paul Equal Rights Amendment shall stand first and foremost above all other items of public policy until Equal Rights have been guaranteed in both the California and United States Constitutions.

The CALIFORNIA FEDERATION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN (CFBPW) promotes equity, political and economic self-sufficiency for working women in all phases of their lives through advocacy, education and information.

CFBPW promotes workplace equality through support of pay equity, advancement opportunities and elimination of all forms of discrimination including sexual harassment and “glass ceilings.”

CFBPW promotes greater focus on women’s health care including support for reproductive freedom of choice, access to family planning, protection for all health care needs affecting women and ensuring funding for research.

CFBPW supports full access to affordable, quality dependent care and housing.

CFBPW supports the elimination of all violence perpetrated against women and supports the protection of victims’ rights.

CFBPW supports:

Full State funding of the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls;
Ratification by the United States Senate of the United Nations’ Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW);
Compliance with Title IX Civil Rights Act of 1964;
Creation of a National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C.

CFBPW will support other issues of importance which promote this public policy statement.

Adopted at the CFBPW Annual Conference May 21, 2016

CFBPW may endorse candidates for state elective office or appointment who support this Public Policy Statement.