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.
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.
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.
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 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.
On ballot falloff, midterm falloff, and the position of candidates on ballots.
Wording for quick letters to your representatives in the NC Senate and House, and where to find their contact info.
NC NOW’s 6th legislative update of the 2018 NCGA Short Session includes summaries on constitutional amendments, further restrictions on early voting, and judicial redistricting, as well as ERA actions and bill tracking.