ICYMI: Today's Fight for the ERA
Today, I joined NPR's Joshua Johnson to discuss why we need to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and finally enshrine women's rights in the Constitution.
I'll tell you what I told him; we need this amendment so that the laws that we've already passed to protect women's rights have the backing of our nation's highest legal document. We need this bedrock so that no one - not Congress, not the President, not state legislatures or local governments - can roll back our rights. I've spent far too much of my time in Congress fighting to hold on to what we've already won, rather than being able to focus on moving us forward even more.
You can listen to the full show here.
Together, we can pass the #ERAnow. We've been fighting for this amendment for decades now, carrying on the legacy of Alice Paul and the suffragettes and I believe that in this #MeToo and #TimesUp era, with more women than ever speaking out and raising their voices, we can and we will make lasting change. I'm proud to be in this fight with you.
Carolyn B. Maloney
Member of Congress