The Villager – Equal Rights Amendment ratification push continues at Hunter College forum in Manhattan
The decades-long push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the U.S. Constitution continued in Manhattan Monday.
Former East Side Congress Member Carolyn Maloney joined Gloria Johnson, Tennessee U.S. Senate candidate and member of the “Tennessee Three,” as well as several feminist advocates, journalists and a constitutional law expert to discuss the ongoing fight for the proposed amendment.
May we be a Nation worthy of the abilities and ambitions of our women and girls. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim August 26, 2023, as Women’s Equality Day.
The occupation of Constitution Avenue was organized by Generation Ratify, a youth-driven group founded by Rosie Couture and a group of like-minded friends to push for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
During a news conference at this year’s Women’s Political Caucus Convention, Harrisonburg Mayor Deanna Reed and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney became the second and third members of a newly organized women’s rights initiative Mayors for the ERA with their signing of the Sign4ERA petition.
The Mayor of Harrisonburg went to Richmond to sign a petition that its creators hope the new initiative, Mayors for ERA, will build grand support for the amendment.
The fight for women’s rights got a boost from Governor Kathy Hochul, State Attorney General Letisha James, Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO), Congresswoman Caroyln Maloney (D-NY), and others marched in Seneca Falls calling for approval of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Girls growing up today have less reproductive freedom than their mothers. But Democrats will not rest until full gender justice is achieved — and our rights are restored.
An bipartisan attempt to move the amendment failed earlier this year.
Proponents of the measure to enshrine a guarantee of sex equality into the Constitution are using a creative legal theory to try to resurrect the long-stalled amendment.
On July 22, 1923, the National Women’s Party unveiled the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) at the First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls in New York. Exactly 100 years later, advocates from around the world will come together to celebrate the historic milestone at the very podium where ERA co-author Alice Paul first introduced the sex equality amendment.