Rep. Maloney Rings the Closing Bell of the New York Stock Exchange for Women’s Equality Day
NEW YORK, NY - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), sponsor of H.J.Res. 28, the Equal Rights Amendment, today was joined by New York State Governor Kathy Hochul and women’s rights advocates to ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange in honor of Women’s Equality Day.
“I was thrilled to be joined on this Women’s Equality Day by Governor Kathy Hochul, New York State’s first woman governor, in ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Women have made significant strides in our collective fight for equality, but as we stood at the center of the financial capital of the world, we were reminded that we still have much work to do.
“On average, women are paid just 82 cents for every dollar paid to men. The wage gap is even larger—almost double—for women of color. Over the course of a woman’s lifetime, the pay gap will result in millions of dollars lost in wages, retirement savings, and other benefits. Closing the pay gap will provide more financial stability for women—especially those who are hardest hit by the pandemic.
“As I rang the closing bell today, I was reminded of all of the glass ceilings we have shattered and the long road ahead to equality.
“To make true equality a reality, we must enshrine gender equality in the Constitution through the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA will give us the legal bedrock we need to finally enforce equal pay for equal work, to fight sexual harassment and assault, and for legislatures across the country and Congress to enact more laws that to empower and protect women.”
Congresswoman Maloney today also authored an op-ed on the importance of the ERA in The Hill; which you can read here.