Locally, ERA Gets Renewed Push

| 02 Sep 2015 | 05:36

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, former City Council speaker Christine Quinn and some of the city’s top women leaders and elected officials assembled on the Upper East Side Aug. 26th to mark Women’s Equality Day and to call for renewed efforts to adopt the Equal Rights Amendment. Hochul pledged support at the state level, saying that New York State has been in the vanguard of women’s rights nationally and would continue to be so. “Women’s equality is more than just a slogan: It is a call to action to enable women of all backgrounds to fulfill their potential,” she said. “From women’s suffrage to the Equal Rights Amendment, New York has always been a progressive leader in these areas of national importance. I am proud to stand with Congresswoman Maloney and others in recognition of Women’s Equality Day as our fight continues to move full steam ahead.” Pictured, left to right: Hochul, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.