Quotes! Speech! Why ERA NOW?

“Women and men are equals, yet they are not treated equally under the law or in American society,” as ERA Coalition states.

See this and other quotes from the NC NOW President’s speech at the ERA-NC Alliance Launch event on Equal Pay Day (4/12/16) at Wake Forest University. The speech includes surprising statistics and interesting quotes (some below). Also includes some examples of NC’s war on women including how House Bill 2 is DISASTROUS for women! The speech file includes links to sources for some of the surprising statistics.

‘Happy Equal Pay Day’ said no woman ever! – anonymous

This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.  And there are multiple Equal Pay Day dates.

  • Apr 12 is average of when women catch up but the reality is that the wage gap is even greater for most women of color.
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) catch up on Mar. 15.
  • African American women have to work to Aug. 23.
  • Native American women have to work until Sep. 13.  
  • Latinas, your equal pay day isn‘t until Nov. 1.

In 2014 – according to a survey, NC sunk to worst state for teachers in the US.

HB 2 is DISASTROUS for women!

An ERA could provide the possibility of recourse when women are clearly disadvantaged by unequal treatment, without having to prove the intent to discriminate.  As is now the case.  –ERA Coalition “Why We Need The ERA” 


The war on women rages on in NC and across the US.  

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