Women still don’t have constitutional equality – here’s how one group is fighting to fix this

    By: Nor Attisha on Oct 09, 2018

    From the Guardian:" Carol Robles-Román’s résumé boasts no shortage of impressive milestones, including a 12-year stint as deputy mayor for legal affairs and counsel to the former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

    But perhaps the real indicator of success, Robles-Román says jokingly, was when she was featured in the background of a video about constitutional equality for women – a clip that began circulating among her daughter’s classmates’ news feeds. Robles-Román’s daughter called her, half mortified and half beaming: “Mom, are you in a video with Alyssa Milano?”

    “That’s when I knew I had ‘made it’ – when my daughter’s crowd at Georgetown University was watching a video about the Equal Rights Amendment on social media,” Robles-Román laughs.

    Social media plays an integral role in getting the word out about a fact that, according to ERA Coalition polling data, 80% of Americans don’t know: women in the US don’t currently have guaranteed constitutional equality. As co-president and CEO of the ERA Coalition, Robles-Román hopes to correct this misconception – and to help enact legislation to make parity between men and women a constitutional right." 

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    Released: October 9, 2018, 2:18 pm | Updated: October 22, 2018, 12:53 pm
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