Following the Senate Homeland Security Committee nomination hearing for Colleen Shogan to the position of U.S. Archivist, the ERA Coalition / Fund for Women’s Equality President and CEO Zakiya Thomas released the following statement regarding Shogan’s remarks:
“We’re grateful to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), and the other cosponsors on the Women’s Health Protection Act. The vote on this important piece of legislation would codify an essential right for people to plan when, if, and how they create their families…”
Not everyone can place Hattie W. Caraway’s name at first glance, and not many today could tell you of her accomplishments, but her tenure as the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate remains a crucial point in our history today.
Who is Christopher Schroeder, and why does he matter to the ERA? What does he do in the Office of Legal Counsel?
Democratic lead sponsor Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) addressed live the ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality on the status of SJ Res 1, the Senate joint resolution to remove the time limit imposed on the ERA. He was joined by Republican lead sponsor Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and bipartisan Senate cosponsors of the resolution, who shared recorded remarks; Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), and Senator Angus King (I-ME).
Former Republican state Representative Steve Andersson and activist and writer Gloria Steinem join together to write an OpEd on a principle that is basic to our democracy – equality under the law!