Wondering where to start to help get the ERA ratified in North Carolina?
The most important thing you can do is to reach out to your elected representatives at the local, state and national levels and see if they support ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. As we map out support of this crucial amendment headed into the midterm elections this year, your findings will be very helpful to us! Please let us know what you learn, whether it’s your village councilwoman, your county councilman, your state senator or your Congresswo/man by sending us a quick email.
Not sure who your representatives are? The League of Women Voters has an excellent lookup tool here.
Join the ERA-NC Alliance and get access to our toolkits and guides, with information on everything from writing a great letter to the editor to leading a Congressional District Action Team!
Join the petition campaign! Download the Put Women in The Constitution page, there are 4 mini-constitutions on the page; just cut them apart and invite everyone you know to sign them! Our Legislative Committee will add them to our growing collection to take to the General Assembly to visually show support for the Equal Rights Amendment in North Carolina! Contact the Chair of the Legislative Committee for more information.
Catch up on your reading!
- Equal Means Equal, Jessica Neuwirth
- NCpedia’s page about the ERA effort in North Carolina
- Read the transcript or listen to the audio of an interview with Martha McKay, a North Carolina ERA activist in the 1970’s; here she describes how the ratification failed in NC when some key legislators changed their votes at the last minute.