WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), lead House sponsor of the resolution to eliminate the deadline to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (H.J. Res. 53) and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), lead House sponsor of the start-over approach to ratify the ERA (H.J. Res. 33), will be joined by actress and activist Alyssa Milano, the ERA Coalition, and women’s rights advocates at 1pm at the U.S. Capitol House Triangle to address the urgent need to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
Later that day, Rep. Maloney will host a shadow hearing on the same subject from 3-5pm in 2247 Rayburn House Office Building and will be joined by Rep. Speier and other Members of Congress. Witnesses giving testimony will be Alyssa Milano; Carol Robles-Román, ERA Coalition Co-President; and Jessica Lenahan, SCOTUS Castle Rock v. Gonzales plaintiff and domestic violence survivor.
The Equal Rights Amendment would prohibit denying or abridging equal rights under the law by the United States or any state because of sex. Currently, the only right that the Constitution explicitly guarantees women is the right to vote. There has not been a Congressional hearing on the ERA since 1984.
ERA Ratification Press Conference & Shadow Hearing
- Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA)
- Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY)
- Alyssa Milano, Actress and Advocate
- Carol Robles-Román, ERA Coalition Co-President and CEO
- Jessica Lenahan, SCOTUS Castle Rock v. Gonzales plaintiff & domestic violence survivor
Wednesday, June 6th:
Presser @ 1pm
Shadow Hearing @ 3-5pm
Press Conference: House Triangle, US Capitol
Shadow Hearing: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building
For Rep. Speier, Tracy Manzer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-225-3531
For Rep. Maloney, Jennifer Bell, email@example.com, 202-225-7944