Those of us who believe in equality and justice can find some hope in the jury’s decision to convict the three men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. Arbery was targeted and victimized solely because of his race, and the jurors recognized that fact with their verdict.
Following eight years as the leader of the effort to codify the Equal Rights Amendment into the U.S. Constitution, Carol is stepping aside from her position at the end of March 2022, while continuing to support our work as a member of our Board of Directors.
Who is Christopher Schroeder, and why does he matter to the ERA? What does he do in the Office of Legal Counsel?
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.”