Nancy Ratzan


On Pay Day, Women Are Still Not Equal

By Nancy Ratzan

On August 26 we celebrated Women’s Equality Day — the 89th anniversary of the date on which women gained the right to vote through ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Since then, women have sought economic equality, too, achieving a great victory in 1963 with the passage of the Equal Pay Act.Read More


On the Jewish Agenda(s), Part 2

By Hadar Susskind, Jerome M. Epstein, Nancy Falchuk, Nancy Ratzan, Nathan J. Diament, Gideon Aronoff, Rachel Goldberg, Richard S. Gordon, Ruth Messinger, Susan B. Tuchman and Tom Neumann

The next president will help set the national agenda on a wide range of issues of importance to the Jewish community. While our collective concern for the well-being of Israel has featured prominently in discussions of our community’s stake in the presidential election, Jewish groups are also vigorous participants in debates over a diverse array of other issues both foreign and domestic.Read More


To Engender Real Change, More Women Must Vote

By Nancy Ratzan

One hundred and sixty years ago, an intrepid group of feminists gathered in Seneca Falls, N.Y., to issue a manifesto modeled on the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Sentiments detailed the oppression and denial of rights suffered by women at the time. The Seneca Falls Convention, as it came to be known, also declared that “it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise.”Read More



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