WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) requested that the chairman of the Joint Economic Committee hold a hearing on labor mobility, an issue that affects wages and economic growth. Rep. Maloney, the Senior House Democrat on the committee, has repeatedly expressed concern with the fact that wages for many Americans have stagnated in recent decades.
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a fundamental cause for many second-wave feminists in the seventies and eighties, is now back in the conversation in a very real way. And it just might pass this time, especially if a new group of activists have anything to say about it.
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney is sick of not being able to get a hearing on ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment so she hosted her own on Wednesday.
And, she brought in some star power.
Actress and activist Alyssa Milano joined Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan) and other women’s rights advocates to call on Congress to ratify the long-stalled Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which would ensure greater constitutional protections for women.
NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), House Sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment (H.J. Res. 33), joined activist and actress Alyssa Milano, the ERA Coalition, and women’s rights advocates to call for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA would guarantee that Constitutional rights apply equally to all persons regardless of their sex.
NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined with members of the Gun Violence Awareness Month task force, LIFE Camp Inc., New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action, Gays Against Guns, and other activist groups to kick off the 5th Annual Gun Violence Awareness Month.
On the heels of Illinois becoming the 37th state since 1972 to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday night, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), House sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment (H.J. Res. 33), will host a shadow hearing on the need for an Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday, June 6 from 3 – 5pm on Capitol Hill.