Elected officials, city leaders mark Women’s Equality Day

| 02 Sep 2015 | 02:53

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. “While today is about celebrating American women gaining the right to vote, it is also about bringing attention to the fact that nearly a century after we gained that right, there is still work that needs to be done,” Seawright said. “Congresswoman Maloney has been reminding America of this very real fact by introducing the Equal Rights Amendment in Congress year after year. And though it is shocking that women still do not have this protection, even more alarming is that today — in 2015 — the Equal Rights Amendment still does not have the support it needs.” Pictured, left to right: Seawright, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, New York State Democratic Committee Vice Chair Trudy Mason, Special Advisor to the Governor Christine Quinn, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul (at the microphone), U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, State Senator Liz Krueger.