See below for video of the press conference this morning at the Virginia Capitol regarding the official ratification later today of the Equal Rights Amendment by the Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate. As Sen. Louise Lucas said, “today is a momentous occasion…writing women into the constitution is long overdue…we have waited over 400 years, and now is our time.” Also speaking was Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, who expressed appreciation for everyone who worked to make this day possible and vowed to “lift up all Virginians.” And Attorney General Mark Herring declared that we are now at the “precipice of history,” as Virginia becomes “the 38th and final state needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment…gender equality is going to be enshrined in the constitution.” Great stuff!
Signing the Equal Rights Amendment with President Pro Tempore @SenLouiseLucas, Madam Clerk Suzette Denslow of the House and Madam Clerk Susan Clarke Schar of the Senate.
Now the ERA is off to Washington and into the Constitution! pic.twitter.com/yk6nSOdAgP
— Eileen Filler-Corn (@EFillerCorn) January 27, 2020
— Scott Surovell (@ssurovell) January 27, 2020
“You have a quorum Madam President.”
We love to see it! pic.twitter.com/DRn8lvYME4
— Adele McClure (@AdeleMcClure_) January 27, 2020