Congresswoman Maloney’s Statement on the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the House of Representatives, released the following statement today in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th amendment which granted Women’s Suffrage.
“I am elated to mark the centennial anniversary of the 19th amendment in the same year as Virginia’s historic vote on the ERA. The aligning of these two events clearly show both how far we have come and where we are fighting to go. The reasons why we need the ERA have become even more apparent in the last year. Women are leading their communities at every level across the country; they deserve more than the 19th amendment. Everyone deserves the ERA – a constitutional amendment that lives forever – and I have faith that we will get it!”