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.

Fayetteville NOW Offering Court Watch Training on 11/20/19

Fayetteville NOW has an on-going court watch program in which they observe mostly domestic violence cases.  Fayetteville NOW Court Watchers are required to be NOW members, attend a training session and go to court with a NOW Court Watcher and submit a report to be certified.  Once certified, we ask that watchers attend court at least once a month and submit a report afterwards. Fayetteville NOW is offering a Court Watch Training on Wednesday, November 20, at 10:00 am. More information here.

Equal Means Equal Screening and Discussion – 9/17/19

If you have not seen this important documentary, Equal Means Equal, now is your chance! If you’ve only seen it once, you may want to see it again. It shows us the real situation of women in the United States. Very intense. We will discuss afterward.

Kavanaugh confirmation is in serious trouble. 9/18/18

Many topics were covered at the 9/18/18 #StopKavanaugh protest, including the threat Kavanaugh poses to disabled people, his views and comments about Native Hawaiians’ rights, and the current status of Kavanaugh’s situation thanks to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation of sexual assault. The article includes links to the speeches on threats to disabled people and how the confirmation situation is in serious trouble. Speakers were at the Tuesdays With Tillis rally in front of Senator Thom Tillis’ office. Tillis is on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Equal Means Equal Showing in Smithfield, 12/4/17

The Equal Means Equal documentary is being shown in Smithfield, NC on December 4, 2017. Join NC NOW’s president for a discussion session after the film.