N.Y. GOP Congressman urges women to give their money to Democrats
Republican Congressman Richard Hanna of New York seems to be one of the few Republicans to stand up for women in the face of widespread GOP craziness. Speaking at a rally for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment some 40 years after receiving the congressional OK, Hanna criticized his own party for its obvious campaign to take away women's rights, and advised women to "contribute your money to people who speak out on your behalf, because the other side-- my side-- has a lot of it. And you need to send your own message (to GOP politicians)."
New York is one of 35 states that has already ratified the ERA; three more are needed for it to become part of the United States Constitution. Most of the states that have not ratified the ERA are, not surprisingly, in the south, although President Obama's home state of Illinois is one of 15 states that have not ratified it.