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Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Attorney General

Mark Herring
Attorney General

202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

 

For media inquiries only, contact:  
Charlotte Gomer, Press Secretary
Phone: (804)786-1022 
Mobile: (804) 512-2552
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STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK R. HERRING ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S OPPOSITION TO ERA

~ Attorney General Herring is committed to ensuring the ERA is added to the Constitution when Virginia becomes the 38th state to ratify it ~

RICHMOND (January 8, 2019)—Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s memo opposing the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment:

 

“It is wholly unsurprising that the Trump Administration has found yet another way to oppose women’s equality. The ERA should have been passed by Virginia and other states a long time ago. It should have been unanimous. Women in America deserve to have equality guaranteed in the Constitution. The fact that Republican attorneys general are suing to block the ERA, and that they now have the support of the Trump Administration, is absolutely repugnant.

 

“When Virginia becomes the 38th state to ratify the ERA I am going to do everything in my power to make sure that the will of Virginians is carried out and the ERA is added to our Constitution, as it should be.”

 

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