DC Director & Director, Outreach and Advocacy, ERA Coalition/Fund for Women's Equality (FFWE)
Bettina Hager is the DC Director and Director, Outreach and Advocacy, of the ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality. The ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality are sister organizations working together to educate, advocate and organize to ensure constitutional equality in the United States. She previously served as the co-Chair of the Equal Rights Amendment Task Force of the National Council of Women’s Organizations and has been helping lead the movement for constitutional equality since 2012.
Bettina has conducted focused lobby training workshops across the country on the issue of constitutional equality. She has organized and moderated briefings on the Equal Rights Amendment in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. In April 2019, Bettina worked with the House Judiciary Committee to organize the first official hearing on the ERA in 36 years. This led to the successful passage of the resolution to remove the time limit from the ERA in February 2020.
Bettina has written for the The Hill as an opinion contributor on gender issues. In 2018, she was named one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Women’s eNews. Prior to joining the ERA Coalition, she worked as Programs Director and Interim Executive Director at the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC), advocating for the necessity of women’s political participation at all levels of government.