Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) will host a breakfast reception on Saturday, January 21, 2017 to discuss why 2017 is the year that the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) will finally be ratified, making the rights of women part of the U.S. Constitution once and for all. Joining her will be several leaders in the women’s rights movement, including Academy Award-Winning Actor Patricia Arquette and more than 300 women, many of them constituents from California's 14th Congressional District and beyond.

Members of the media, please RSVP to tracy.manzer@mail.house.gov if you plan to attend and have not already done so. Constituents who wish to attend can RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ratify-the-era-tickets-30496054520 or call the Congresswoman’s Washington, DC office at (202) 225-3531.

Who:     Congresswoman Jackie Speier, event host;

              Patricia Arquette, Academy Award Winning Actor and Women’s Rights Activist;

              Ellie Smeal, President & Co-Founder, Feminist Majority Foundation;

              Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq., President & CEO, National Congress of Black Women;

              Mahroh Jahangiri, Executive Director, Know Your IX;

              Col. Don Christensen, Former Air Force Chief Prosecutor (ret.) and Protect Our Defenders President

What:    Breakfast reception to discuss the ERA and Women’s Rights.

When:   Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Where:  The Gold Room 2168 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515