RICHMOND, VA – Eileen Filler-Corn, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, released the following statement after the House Privileges and Elections Committee passed House Joint Resolution 1, ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. H.J. 1 will now move to the House floor.
“We are on the precipice of history. Today’s vote in the House Privileges and Elections Committee brings us one step closer to giving women their long overdue place in the founding document of our nation. We will take swift quick action on the House floor to ensure Virginia is the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and engrave it in the Constitution of the United States.
I thank Chief Patron Jennifer Carroll Foy and Chief Co-Patrons Jeion Ward, Kaye Kory and Hala Ayala for bringing the ERA forward in the House. Thank you as well to committee chairman Joe Lindsey, his fellow Privileges and Elections committee members and all of the citizen-activists who made today’s momentous action possible.”