To Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Equal Rights Amendment Passage in House, Oversight Committee to Hold Hearing on Next Steps to Ensure Ratification
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.
Full Committee hearing entitled, “The Equal Rights Amendment: Achieving Constitutional Equality for All.”
Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. ET
Ms. Carol Jenkins
President, ERA Coalition
The Honorable Jennifer McClellan
Virginia State Senator
Ms. Alyssa Milano
Actor and ERA Advocate
Ms. Victoria Nourse
Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Ms. Bamby Salcedo
President, TransLatin@ Coalition
Board Member, ERA Coalition
Ms. Eleanor Smeal
Founder and President, Feminist Majority Foundation
Ms. Inez Feltscher Stepman (minority witness)
Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Forum
Per the Office of the Attending Physician’s guidelines, and in consultation with the Architect of the Capitol, the Chief Administrative Officer, the Sergeant at Arms, and the Committee on House Administration, the hearing room has been reconfigured to provide for social distancing. In light of current guidance from CDC and OAP, media must comply with the Committee’s COVID guidelines, including by continuing to wear masks at all times, regardless of vaccination status.
Seating in the hearing room is extremely limited and as a result, credentialed media must RSVP to their respective Press Gallery no later than 5 p.m. ET on October 20, 2021.
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