Saturday, December 6, 2014

2015 - ERA Legislation to be Introduced in North Carolina

Did you know that 2015 is the year that ERA Legislation will be introduced in the State of North Carolina? If you haven't heard about it, then please learn more and share what you know.

The Equal Rights Amendment was never ratified in North Carolina before the artificial deadline in 1983.

ERA is a constitutional inequality issue at the federal and state levels. Without ERA, more than 50 percent of the nation's voting populace is subject to state sanctioned discrimination on the basis of gender.

Economic inequality (paying women less for equal work) and the treatment of violent crime against women as lesser, second-tier offenses could be effectively addressed with the guarantee of legislated equality without regard to gender.

Learn more about North Carolina's ERA status quo at this website:

To get involved with women's issues, including ERA, at the local level, please contact Asheville NOW, or reach out to other organizations like this one:

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