More on Equal Rights Amendment
Rep. Maloney, Sen. Menendez Mark 40th Anniversary of Passage of Equal Rights Amendment with Renewed Call for Constitutional Protection of Women
WASHINGTON, DC – At a rally on Capitol Hill today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today marked the 40th Anniversary of the original passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) with renewed calls for support of the measure, which they introduced in the current Congress.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today reintroduced the Equal Rights Amendment at an event just outside the Capitol. “The Equal Rights Amendment is still needed because the only way for women to achieve permanent equality in the U.S. is to write it into the constitution,” Rep. Maloney said. “While it’s been thrilling to see how far women have come in my lifetime, laws can change, government regulations can be weakened, and judicial opinions can shift. Making women’s equality a constitutional right—after Congress passes and 38 states ratify the ERA—would place the United States on record, albeit more than 200 years late, that women are fully equal in the eyes of the law.” “The WalMart case decided by the Supreme Court this week is a classic example of how far attitudes must still come. The facts of the case support the view that over a million women were systematically denied equal pay by the world’s largest employer,” Maloney said. “While the ERA would apply only to government action, its effect would be sweeping, historic—and long overdue.”
As Constitution is read aloud, Maloney, Menendez, Nadler, Moore cite need for Equal Rights Amendment
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Gwen Moore, along with representatives from national women’s organizations, joined outside the Capitol today-- as the U.S. Constitution was being read on the House floor-- to highlight the absence of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and restate the need for its passage.
WASHINGTON, DC –Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Judy Biggert (R-IL) today reintroduced the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. House, along with Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers (D-MI), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and over 50 other original co-sponsors.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA), Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), and Ellie Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority, announced the reintroduction of the Women’s Equality Amendment (H.J.Res. 40). The Senators and Members of Congress were joined by leading women’s rights groups at a press conference this afternoon and expressed their commitment to making sure that women finally achieve official equality in America.
WASHINGTON, DC - American women still do not constitutionally have equal rights under the law, even though the U.S. ensured equal rights for women in the Afghan constitution. Polls have shown that most Americans support equal rights, but they think they are already guaranteed in our Constitution. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), John Dingell (MI-15) and Rob Andrews (NJ-1) were joined by leading women’s groups at a press conference today as they re-introduced the bipartisan ERA.
NEW YORK, NY - Rep. Carolyn Maloney made the following statement at a press conference in support of New York State Senator Tom Duane's introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment for New York:
WASHINGTON, DC - A constitutional amendment has been proposed by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) that would guarantee California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and other foreign-born citizens the right to run for president. Meanwhile, the Constitution still has no guarentee of equal rights for the 146,708,000 women who are United States citizens. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a long-time sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment, today released the following statement:
Washington, DC - Today, in response to news that the Illinois House of Representatives passed the Equal Rights Amendment for equality of men and women, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) - the lead sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. House of Representatives - made the following statement:
Washington, DC - Today, joined with several of her colleagues, Mark Penn of Penn, Schoen & Berland, and activists groups from around the nation, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 108th Congress. Representative Maloney introduced the ERA with 186 original cosponsors.