Cicilline Statement on Passage of ERA Deadline Extension


WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House passed legislation extending the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which Rhode Island ratified in April 1974:


“For as much progress as we’ve made over the years, women are still less than equal in the eyes of the law. In fact, under President Trump, our country has moved in the wrong direction. That changes today. This bill moves us closer to enshrining the Equal Rights Amendment in the Constitution. Mitch McConnell owes it to all American women to allow a vote on the Senate floor. He should do so without delay.”