This month marks the the 50th anniversary of the Equal Rights Amendment’s first passage in the House of Representatives. On Thursday, the House Oversight and Reform Committee held a historic hearing about the amendment to examine the final steps necessary to certify.
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: Kathy Hochul is a historic victory for women that comes from a male downfall; challenges women politicians face across the globe; Eunice Lee is the second Black woman to serve on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; how we can improve elected representation for the disabled community; and more.
In order for women to serve effectively once in office, gender parity is not enough on its own; we must change legislative workplace culture and policy to welcome and retain women leaders.