What I want for Valentine’s Day is Equal Rights for Women!

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 atLawmakers push ratification of 1972 Equal Rights Amendment.”

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Audrey Muck introducing press conference. Photo Credit: Judy Lotas

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.”

Senator Floyd McKissick speaking. Photo Credit: Sen. Floyd McKissick

Senator Floyd McKissick speaking. Photo Credit: Sen. Floyd McKissick

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.”

Rep. Carla Cunningham speaking. Photo Credit: Lori Bunton

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. 

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ERA-NC Alliance is represented! Photo Credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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