On Valentine’s Day, ERA bills were introduced in NC Senate and House.
Sen. Floyd McKissick and Rep. Carla Cunningham work together introducing ERA bills in 2017 like the ones they both introduced in 2015. See WRAL coverage of the press conference at “Lawmakers push ratification of 1972 Equal Rights Amendment.”
Sen. McKissick addresses complaints that paying women fairly will cost businesses. “If you hear people talk about, ‘If we pass it, it’s going to have a major impact on business and what they have to pay,’ then so be it,” McKissick said. “If that’s the criteria to use for evaluation, I guess they would have never abolished slavery either.”
The press conference was organized by ERA-NC Alliance. Triad NOW President, Audrey Muck, facilitated the event. You can watch coverage of the whole 35 minute long event at “2017 ERA bills introduced news conference.”
Senator Floyd McKissick and Rep. Carla Cunningham are surrounded by members of the ERA-NC Alliance – Pat Sledge of Business and Professional Women of NC, Gailya Paliga of NC NOW, Audrey Muck of Triad NOW and leader of ERA-NC Alliance, Virginia Adamson of AAUW-NC, and Joyce Mitchell, Democratic Women of NC.
See more quotes in ERA-NC Alliance’s write-up of the event at http://www.era-nc.org/era-bills-introduced-in-ncga/
We would love to have Republican women join us too – all women would benefit from ERA! Families too!