Alyssa Milano joins Rep. Carolyn Maloney in a push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Alyssa Milano Joins Rep. Maloney In Push To Ratify Equal Rights Amendment

June 04, 2018 - 12:53 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The deadline for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment came and went 36 years ago.

Last week, the Illinois Legislature voted for the ERA. There's a push for New York to follow suit.

Standing alongside the 'Fearless Girl' statue Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney  mounted another battle for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

"It's time, long past time to put equality of treatment, fairness in the Constitution for women," she said.

She was joined by #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano.

"Lack of recognition of women's equality perpetuates the belief that women are less-than which leads to unequal treatment, abuses of power, sexual harassment," she said.

They said the right to vote is the only right guranteed to women in the constitution.