Take action to move the NC ERA bills along by contacting NC General Assembly Members to Support Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. This guide was provided by the ERA-NC Alliance. Also, get friends and coworkers to ask about ERA when you wear one of the green ERA t-shirts.
You can send an email, call, or write a postcard or a letter to the following people. Suggestions of what to say follow. The advantage to writing is they should write you back. A message was added to ERA-NC Alliance’s list, something suggested at a September screening of Equal Means Equal.
Postcards are available to be printed at http://www.era-nc.org/postcards/. You can write your messages on the back.
Who to Write or Call on House Bill 271:
- Rep. Tim Moore, Speaker of the House
16 W. Jones St., Room 2304, Raleigh, NC 27601
- Rep. Sarah Stevens, Co-Chair, Judiciary Committee
300 N. Salisbury St., Room 419, Raleigh, NC 27603
- Rep.Ted Davis, Co-Chair, Judiciary Committee
300 N. Salisbury St., Room 417B, Raleigh, NC 27603
Who to Write or Call on Senate Bill 184:
- Sen. Phil Berger, President Pro Tempore
16 W. Jones St., Room 2007, Raleigh, NC 27601
- Sen. Bill Rabon, Chair, Rules Committee
16 W. Jones St., Room 2010, Raleigh, NC 27601
We want NC to ratify the HB271 and SB184 bills so that North Carolina as a state ratifies the ERA. Those are the people (above) who can move the bills to the next steps in the process. Points you could make (in your own words).
- ERA supports families, helps moms and kids out of poverty, builds the economic power of women.
- Women should be full citizens of the US.
- The 14th Amendment does not provide strict scrutiny in sex discrimination cases.
- Laws we thought would protect or include women have not consistently been enforced.
- Our daughters, wives, sisters, mothers, partners deserve equality of rights.
- They can make NC the 38th state to ratify ERA and make history.
- I recently viewed the Equal Means Equal documentary showing how unprotected women and girls are under current law. We need better protection, we need an Equal Rights Amendment.
I suggest you write or call your own NC Senate or NC House Representative as well, so they know how much you care about ERA. Find them both at https://www.ncleg.gov/rnr/representation by entering your address in the box on the middle far right of your screen.