Maloney Stands with Leader Pelosi, Rep. Espaillat, and Advocates Against Domestic Violence

Oct 25, 2017
Press Release
Congresswoman calls for passage of Equal Rights Amendment to Guarantee Women’s Protections in the Constitution

WASHINGTON, DC –Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), House sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment, joined Leader Pelosi, Congressman Espaillat and advocates Tuesday to raise awareness and call for action against domestic violence.

“Domestic violence affects women and families all across this country, of all socioeconomic status, religion, and race. The statistics are sobering. One in three women are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner and one in four are victims of severe physical violence – that is unacceptable. Yet, too often, there are too many legal obstacles in the way of women finding justice in the court system. Victims of domestic violence are disproportionately women, and any ambiguity on gender discrimination prohibition in the law stacks the deck against them. This is yet another reason why we need to explicitly protect women’s rights in the Constitution by passing the Equal Rights Amendment.”