Several of our members marched with the national ERA Coalition at the Women’s March in Washington, DC on January 21st!
Reintroduced the ERA Ratification bills in both the NC House and Senate. We held press conferences and actions like the I Love the ERA “Cookie Drop” at the statehouse, but the bills still languish in committee.
Congressional Action Teams were established for many of the state’s congressional districts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 & 11!
Participated in events around the state, including:
- Women’s Summit
- 5k Run
Screened the film, “Equal Means Equal” in major theaters for Women’s Equality Day, on multiple campuses for Constitution Day, and held many – many! – screenings and discussions in homes around the state.
Held a post-screening panel at UNC-Chapel Hill featuring Ellie Smeal of the Feminist Majority, Nevada State Senator, Pat Spearman and Jessica Neuwirth, author of the book, Equal Means Equal and President of the National ERA Coalition.
Several of our members took part in the Equal Means Equal Silent Sentinels at the nation’s capital.
More municipalities and counties passed resolutions in support of state ratification of the ERA, especially on the coast! The Outer Banks Beacon ran an online poll and revealed that folks on the coast are on fire for the ERA!!
Held our first Board Retreat.
Traveled to speak before audiences across the state about the need for the ERA.