National figures are joining us in Chapel Hill for a campus showing of Equal Means Equal. Jessica Neuwirth (ERA Coalition), Eleanor Smeal (Feminist Majority Foundation/Ms. Magazine) and Nevada State Senator Pat Spearman are guest panelists for the Campus 4 ERA launch on Fri., Sept. 15, 2017. Details are below. The event is open to the public, free admission. More information on flyer.
College women still need to worry about major issues – safety on and off campus, being treated fairly, being paid fairly, health care coverage, and what happens when they decide to have children. Many don’t realize that the only right guaranteed for women in the Constitution is the right to vote. The Equal Means Equal documentary shows the real status of women, and is being shown at college campuses around NC in September, 2017.
Women’s Equality Day is the perfect time to get a picture of how unequal things still are for women. This documentary shows you things you may know, but also what you may not realize. Showing in August in Raleigh, Triad, Fayetteville and Asheville. On college campuses around the state in September 2017. More powerful viewing it on the big screen.
Charlotte NOW participated in the Charlotte March for Education held at Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte on Saturday, Jul 22. Similar marches were held in Washington DC and around the country. There was a very enthusiastic group of supporters on a very hot summer day. Melba Evans spoke on behalf of the Charlotte NOW chapter.
Join us for an “I Love The ERA” Cookie Drop event on June 7, 2pm, at the NCGA in Raleigh. Remind lawmakers that women need ERA, and the two ERA ratification bills can and should be heard.
Upcoming events in Charlotte with Charlotte NOW.
Make sure you know what ‘Equal Pay Day’ signifies – all of the many equal pay days in a year. More about myths on women’s pay, and what you might do about it.
The way to equal rights for women is the Equal Rights Amendment. Two of our representatives introduce ERA bills in the NC House and Senate for 2017.
Update and history on Women’s March on Washington. Also, look for women’s marches in other cities in North Carolina, including Charlotte and Raleigh.
“Why ERA, Why NOW” speeches available online from the ERA-NC Alliance launch event from 4/12/16.