The Equal Rights Amendment: Achieving Constitutional Equality for All.
Washington, D.C. (October 19, 2021)—On Thursday October 21, at 10:00 a.m. ET, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, will hold a hearing entitled, “The Equal Rights Amendment: Achieving Constitutional Equality for All.”
On October 12, 1971, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 354 to 24, and the Senate passed it the following year by a vote of 84 to 8. The initial effort to ratify the ERA in the 1970s fell three states short. The amendment has now been ratified by the three final states needed: Nevada in 2017, Illinois in 2018, and Virginia in 2020.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of House passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, the hearing will explore the current status of the ERA and examine the final steps necessary to certify and publish it as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
President, ERA Coalition
Virginia State Senator
Actor and ERA Advocate
Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
President, TransLatin@ Coalition
Board Member, ERA Coalition
Founder and President, Feminist Majority Foundation
Ms. Inez Feltscher Stepman (minority witness)
Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Forum