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Wexton Statement on Final Passage of the ERA

In response to the final passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in the Virginia General Assembly, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton issued the following statement:

“Today, Virginia sent a powerful message to the rest of the country -- that ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ is a constitutional right for women.

“I was a sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment during my time in Richmond, and I am proud of my former colleagues in Richmond who made this issue a priority in this year’s session.

“This is a historic moment nearly one hundred years in the making. Thanks to the tireless work of so many trailblazers and activists over the years, women -- finally -- are one step closer to being included in our nation’s founding document.”