Jessica Neuwirth

Jessica Neuwirth is the founder and director of the ERA Coalition, a co-founder of the international women’s rights organization Equality Now, and the director of Donor Direct Action, an initiative to support women’s rights organizations around the world. She is the author of Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for an Equal Rights Amendment Is Now (The New Press). A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she lives in New York City.

News and Reviews


"The AP reports that Streep sent a letter to every member of Congress, urging them to bring back the Equal Rights Amendment, which would outlaw discrimination against women and girls. The letter comes with a copy of Equal Means Equal, a book written by the head of the ERA Coalition."


"Meryl Streep just dumped a bunch of letters on Congress, calling for the revival of the Equal Rights Amendment."

The New York Times

Actress Meryl Streep sends each member of Congress a letter in hopes of reviving the Equal Rights Amendment. Her letter included copies of Neuwirth's Equal Means Equal.

Meryl Streep sends copies of Equal Means Equal to Congress


Books by Jessica Neuwirth

Equal Means Equal
Why the Time for an Equal Rights Amendment Is Now

Jessica Neuwirth