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.”
The ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality today celebrated the bipartisan passage of H.J. Resolution 17, legislation that removes the time limit to ratify the equal rights amendment to the U.S. Constitution by a vote of 222-204.