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Leaders Gather In Rochester To Push For Equal Rights Amendment

Oct 5, 2015

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Advocates for an Equal Rights Amendment gathered Sunday afternoon in Rochester.

It happened across the street from the house where suffragist Susan B. Anthony lived.

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter was joined by the president of  the National Organization for Women, Terry O’Neill and Eleanor Smeal, former NOW President and co-founder of the Feminist Majority.

Smeal also pushed for an equal rights amendment on Saturday in Seneca Falls, when she was among 10 women inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

While some states have equal rights laws, Smeal says a national act would help guarantee equal pay for women.