Jennifer J. Raab, Hunter College President
invites you to attend a very special in-person event 

Speak Up For The Equal Rights Amendment!
A press conference announcing a student-led petition drive for the ERA

With Special Guests:
Hon. Chuck Schumer & Hon. Carolyn Maloney

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the year feminist legend Alice Paul first introduced the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in Seneca Falls seeking to codify the prohibition of sex-based discrimination in the United States Constitution. For a century lawmakers, activists and grassroots organizers have been fighting to pass the ERA and we have never been closer. While the ERA has fulfilled all Article Five requirements, the last hurdle is removing an arbitrary deadline placed upon its ratification when it successfully passed Congress in 1972.

Please join Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Roosevelt House’s Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Leader in Residence Carolyn Maloney, and her Eva Kastan Grove Fellows as they unveil their critically important petition drive in support of the ERA. There is no deadline on equality!

The Eva Katsan Grove Fellowship is a prestigious and rigorous program that provides mentorship, professional development, and a financial award to students who are committed to public service, public policy, and human rights. The Fellowship provides students with an opportunity to learn from Grove Leaders, accomplished public policy and human rights figures who spend a semester mentoring and facilitating discussions among Grove Fellows. The Fellows work with their Grove Leader to complete a project that advances public policy and human rights locally, nationally, or globally. Projects may include, but are not limited to, drafting legislation, preparing a public policy report, and publishing a policy-related story. In addition to completing their projects, Grove Fellows gather at Roosevelt House each week to participate in discussion sessions led by a Grove Leader. Weekly discussion sessions not only give Grove Fellows an opportunity to discuss the relevant human rights and policy issues of the day, but also to network with their peers and Grove Leaders.

Speak Up For The Equal Rights Amendment!  | Posted on April 18th, 2023 | Public Programs