“Our message here today is quite simple,” said Rep. Speier while holding up a pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution. “We want in.”
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) still remembers the trip to the National Mall that inspired HR 1980. “I found myself asking, ‘Where are the women?’” she told reporters at a press conference Monday. “If we fail to recognize women, we cannot empower them,” she said. “But women’s stories have been largely excluded from history textbooks. […]
Carolyn Maloney was elected Chair of the House Oversight Committee, making history as the first woman to take the post.
Feminist lawmakers, activists scholars and experts came together Monday for a momentous occasion: to speak out in support of the Equal Rights Amendment within the chambers of the House Judiciary Committee.
“With issues of equality at the forefront of today’s conversations—with the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, with the Women’s Marches and more women than ever before running for and being elected to office,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, “we have an extraordinary responsibility and opportunity to seize this moment and make lasting change by finally ratifying the ERA.”
“New York City cannot afford to remove this reminder. She is the child of liberty. If she can make it here, she can make it anywhere.”
Several U.S. Congresswomen, including Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), kicked off Women’s History Month last week with a special House session dedicated to renewing Congressional interest in passing the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and underscoring the importance of its ratification by states nationwide. Taking advantage of a congressional practice that allows members to speak on any topic […]
For some time now, Planned Parenthood has been the focus of right-wing attacks on a woman’s right to choose. But the firestorm sparked by the release of the videos produced by anti-choice activists posing as biomedical researchers have reached abysmal new lows. The videos show heavily edited conversations with Planned Parenthood representatives about the process […]
This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has championed women’s rights since the start of her congressional career in 1992. As a […]
Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court Thursday morning to demand that the Equal Rights Amendment finally pass. The congresswomen, along with Dr. E. Faye Williams, chair of the National Congress of Black Women, Feminist Majority president (and publisher of Ms.) Ellie Smeal, NOW president Terry O’Neill and […]