The 2016 election is crucial for women

pro-choice protest

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The threat to women’s rights “permeates our lives — even when we thought the battle won,” says Susan Gluss, communications deputy director at Berkeley Law.

Writing in the San Jose Mercury News, Gluss notes that the Equal Rights Amendment, introduced more than three decades ago, has never been ratified. And that abortion rights – affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court more than 40 years ago in Roe v. Wade, are “not just threatened, but, in some states, practically banned.”

Which is why she’s voting for Hillary Clinton, she says. Not because it’s an “historic first” for women, but because “women’s rights are getting trampled. And she will be our fiercest protector.”

Read Gluss's op-ed here.