Human Rights Day is observed every year on the 10th of December, marking the date that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) back in 1948.
Who is the U.S. Archivist and why does he matter to the ERA? You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.
The ERA would be the basis from which those laws defining equality are equally applied. While the framework for women’s rights is equality among genders, there also needs to be equality between women.
Led by Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), this was the first full House Committee hearing on the ERA since the 1970s. The ERA Coalition hosted a press conference in advance of the event, featuring all 6 of the Chairwoman’s witnesses, as well as several members of Congress and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
We’re grateful to Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and the committee staff for putting this hearing together and keeping the momentum for the ERA moving forward. Learn a little more about the witnesses who are testifying during this hearing.
“We applaud Chairwoman Maloney’s tireless commitment to adding the Equal Rights Amendment and using her platform to draw attention to the urgency of writing equal rights into the very framework of our government. As politicians ramp up efforts to roll back women’s rights across the country, there’s never been a more crucial time to put people of all genders on equal footing in our nation’s legal system. The House of Representatives has passed the time limit removal twice already. It’s long past time for the Senate to follow suit and do the same. There is no time limit on equality.”