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Jan 30, 2019 In The News

When the longest government shutdown in history came to a close, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) wasted no time in getting back to the business of what matters: advancing equality.

Jan 30, 2019 In The News

In the United States of America, women are still not equal to men in the eye of the U.S. Constitution.

Jan 29, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — Actresses and activists Alyssa Milano and Patricia Arquette took their star power to the Capitol Tuesday to demand gender equality in the US Constitution.

“My name is Alyssa Miliano and in 2019, I do not have equal rights under the Constitution,” Milano said at an event to support the Equal Rights Amendment.

Jan 29, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Alyssa Milano has a vagina, but what she wants are equal rights.

The “Charmed” actress joined Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), fellow thespian Patrica Arquette and others Tuesday for a Capitol Hill rally to push for passage of the long-delayed Equal Rights Amendment.

Jan 29, 2019 In The News

Actresses Patricia Arquette and Alyssa Milano rallied on Capitol Hill alongside lawmakers Tuesday morning for the abolition of the ratification deadline and subsequent ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

"Women are not treated with the same value as men in America, and that stands to reason, as they have no value in their own Constitution," Arquette said.

Jan 27, 2019 In The News

Four years ago, former New York City Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum asked us why City & State only honors people under 40. From this innocent question, City & State’s annual 50 Over 50 Awards were born.

Jan 18, 2019 In The News

More than two weeks following Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that the L-train tunnel would no longer need to be shut down as initially planned, local politicians still have more questions than answers. They are calling for an independent review of the new proposal.

Jan 16, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday were moving ahead with legislation to prevent the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, following a court decision this week blocking inclusion of such information.

Jan 16, 2019 In The News

When I was on the New York City Council, I used U.S. Census data to help me best represent my neighbors. The data allowed me to point to cold, hard facts when I was fighting for more funding, advocating for or against policies that would directly affect our community or writing legislation on behalf of everyone in the city.

Jan 13, 2019 In The News

On day 23 of the government shutdown, workers in the city shared their stories at a news conference on the Lower East Side.

The shutdown became the longest in U.S. history this weekend, and Rep. Nydia Velázquez joined affected workers, labor leaders and Democrats from Congress to share their stories.