Policy Advocacy

Policy Advocacy

Gender Justice advocates in the state legislature, US Congress, and at the city and county level on behalf of policies that advance gender equity. We promote new policies and laws, and work to stop those with the potential to undermine our freedoms, dignity, and autonomy. We are a resource for policymakers so they are informed, confident, and equipped to advocate for gender rights and equality.

Along with the courts, we look to the legislature as a vehicle to create social change. We advocate for new policies and laws that would improve the ways our country addresses gender injustice. By organizing locally and nationally for meaningful reform, we work to change public opinion on gender

Our past legislative successes include the Minnesota Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA), which has become a cornerstone of Minnesota’s legal protections for gender equity in the workplace since it was passed in 2014. The law has improved the lives of many working Minnesotans and their families by strengthening protections for women and others facing gendered barriers on the job.


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10 Years

For 10 years, Gender Justice has worked to dismantle barriers and advance gender equity. For 10 years, Gender Justice has fought to push the law forward through our work in the courts, the legislature, and the community. See what we have accomplished so far.