Alyssa Milano touted former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse clears bill to provide veterans with cost-of-living adjustment On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default To reduce poverty, stop burdening the poor: What Joe Manchin gets wrong about the child tax credit MORE's support for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in a campaign email late Wednesday.
"Congress held a hearing on the ERA yesterday — the first in 36 years," Milano wrote. "That’s why I’m writing today, on behalf of my friend Joe Biden, to ask you to sign your name with Joe and me to show your support for the ERA."
Milano, a key figure in the "Me Too" movement, highlighted Biden as a "leader in the fight" for the ERA and for spearheading the Violence Against Women Act in the early 1990s.
"Joe and I are working hard to make sure this issue stays front and center. Getting the word out is the first step," she wrote.
The ERA, first introduced in 1923, seeks to ensure that women and men have equal rights under the law.
Most 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats confront 'Rubik's cube on steroids' The Trojan Horse of protectionism Federal Reserve officials' stock trading sparks ethics review MORE (Mass.), Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisCIA chief team member reported Havana syndrome symptoms during trip to India: report Harris booked for first in-studio talk show appearance as VP on 'The View' Republicans caught in California's recall trap MORE (Calif.) and Cory BookerCory BookerDOJ announces agencywide limits on chokeholds and no-knock entries Fighting poverty, the Biden way Top Senate Democrats urge Biden to take immediate action on home confinement program MORE (N.J.), have co-sponsored ERA legislation.
When several women accused Biden of inappropriately touching them, Milano came to the defense of the 2020 presidential candidate.
“I am proud to call Joe Biden a friend,” she said in a series of tweets. “He has been a leader and a champion on fighting violence against women for many years, and I have been fortunate to accompany him to events with survivors where he has listened to their stories, empathized with them, and comforted them."