Big developments today in Washington, DC.!
Breaking news: Virginia is officially the 38th state to ratify the ERA!
Incredible day today in the Virginia General Assembly where the House voted 58-40 and the Senate voted 27-12, to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment!
We want to share with you the breaking news from House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer in his most recent Dear Colleague letter, indicating legislation that will be voted on in the upcoming weeks. HJ Res 79, Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s bill to remove the time limit, will be taken up the week of February 10th. Also … Continue reading JUST ANNOUNCED: House Floor Vote Week of February 10th!
On Monday, January 27th we will be in Richmond for the final celebration of Virginia’s vote to become the 38th and final state needed for ratification of the ERA. Each chamber of the Virginia General Assembly–the House of Delegates and the Senate–will vote on the other’s ERA resolution that passed last Wednesday, January 15th. This final determination will … Continue reading Breaking: Virginia’s Final Votes on the ERA
Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy An extraordinary day, nearly a century in the making, nearly half a century since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment and states began the ratification process: something really big to put in the DONE! category–the state of Virginia today voted to become the 38th state to ratify the ERA. Both legislatures … Continue reading Virginia is #38!!!!!
Today Chief Patron House Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy’s ERA resolution HJ 1 was voted out of the House Privileges and Elections Committee by a vote of 13-9. The ERA had been stopped there many times before. We are happy to report that both the Senate and the House of Delegates in Virginia will vote on … Continue reading The Big Virginia Vote: January 15, 2020