38 States Ratified ERA, Now What (2020)?

The ERA billboards that were posted around NC last year are still true – 4.2 million women live in NC. Zero have equal rights. Counting girls as well as women, the statement becomes 5.2 millions women and girls live in NC. Zero have equal rights. Thanks to women in Virginia, 38 of 38 states needed have ratified the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) as of January 2020 , and there have been developments on a few fronts. This is a review and an update on what is happening now.

Billboard Unveiling to Launch Women’s Equal Rights Campaign – 8/22/19

We are very excited to announce the ERA Billboard Unveiling to Launch Women’s Equal Rights Campaign. This push in advance of Constitution Day (9/17/19) underscores the need for Equal Rights Amendment. “We are very excited about the new billboards,” said Gailya Paliga, president of NC NOW. “We hope they spark interest in the ERA as a fundamental legal remedy against sex discrimination for women and men.” NC NOW is working with ERA-NC Alliance and AAUW-NC on these billboards.

Great Turnout At Lame Duck Special Session & Related Events on 11/27/18

Turnout was great at the events surrounding the lame duck special session called by the NC Legislature months ago in anticipation of being able to implement some or all of the constitutional amendments they created. Many organizations worked together to expose what they are doing and get people out to contact them and bear witness. Here are pictures of the day’s events.

Resistance Plans for Lame Duck Legislative Session beginning 11/27/18

Known plans for lame duck legislative session which begins on 11/27/18, in Raleigh. Events are in and around the Legislative Building at 16 W. Jones St, as specified.

What’s Next With Constitutional Amendments in NC (2018)?

What we can do to mitigate damage leading up to and during the lame duck legislative session with regard to the four constitutional amendments that were passed in the midterm elections on 11/6/18. We have 3 weeks.

Kirkendale: Re-energized to Persist at the 2018 NC NOW Conference

Stella Kirkendale writes about her experience at the 2018 NC NOW State Conference, starting with Audrey Muck’s new video on the fight for women’s rights and ERA, our keynote speaker, and other parts of the conference.

Media Advisory: Women Rising Up NOW: NC NOW State Conference October 20, 2018

Media advisory: North Carolina National Organization for Women (NOW) will hold its annual conference on October 20, 2018, from 9 am to 4 pm at NC Advocates for Justice building in Raleigh. We are proud to announce our keynote speaker is civil rights attorney Anita Earls. This year’s conference theme is ‘Women Rising Up NOW!’