Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and members of the Democratic Women’s Caucus will hold a press event today at 11:30 a.m. E.T., on the House’s upcoming vote on Rep. Speier’s resolution to remove the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).


Who: Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA)

        Speaker Nancy Pelosi

        Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)

        House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

        Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, House Committee on Oversight and Reform

        Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA)

        Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA)

        Carol Jenkins, ERA Coalition Co-President & CEO

        Heidi Schreck, Pulitzer and Tony-nominated Playwright

        Democratic Women’s Caucus Members


What: Press Event on Resolution to Remove Deadline for Ratification of the ERA


When: TODAY, February 12th, at 11:30 a.m. ET

  • Please arrive early to allow for security screening at entrance to the Capitol.


Where: H-207, Rayburn Room, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.


Note: Livestream of the press event will be available here.


Rep. Speier is the House sponsor of the joint resolution to remove the arbitrary deadline to ratify the ERA. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) have introduced a companion Senate joint resolution to remove the deadline.