Friday, October 11 following the 8:00 PM performance: "Working with Bella: Inspiration for Political Activism."
CONGRESSWOMAN Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat representing New York's 12th district in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Roosevelt Island, is a national leader on women's rights and equality. She is a champion of the Equal Rights Amendment, pushing for - and winning - its first Congressional hearing in 36 years. She authored the Debbie Smith Act - called the "most important anti-rape legislation ever" - and has led the fight on issues like breastfeeding rights, equal pay, and breast cancer research. Her bill to create a Smithsonian Women's History Museum on the National Mall currently has 293 co-sponsors in the House and will soon head to the floor for a vote. This year, she passed the permanent re-authorization of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund into law, and her 2009 Credit Card Act has saved consumers over $100 billion since its passage. Read more.