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ERA Press Conference in Raleigh
August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
ERA-NC Alliance, AAUW-NC, and NC NOW will join Equal Rights Amendment bill sponsors on Thursday, August 22, at 2:00pm for a press conference to launch a statewide ERA awareness campaign in advance of Constitution Day. The conference will feature the unveiling of billboards that have been installed across North Carolina calling for ratification of the ERA.
The launch will take place in the press conference room of the General Assembly Legislative Building, 16 W. Jones St., Raleigh. The presidents of the three influential statewide organizations will jointly announce the campaign with state Sen. Floyd B. McKissick, Jr., and Rep. Carla Cunningham (the primary sponsors of ERA bills SB 184 and HB 271, respectively). Additional primary sponsors of the senate and house bills are Sens. Erica Smith and Terry Van Duyn and Reps. Susan Fisher, Evelyn Terry, and Julie von Haefen.
North Carolina has the historic opportunity to become the 38th, and final, state necessary to ratify the ERA to guarantee equal rights for women under the U.S. Constitution!
Organizations are especially encouraged to participate in the Billboard Instagram Challenge and other activities which highlight the need for equal rights for women in the march up to Constitution Day (September 17). Additional events and activities will be held during the week of September 15-21.
Billboard locations and information about the Billboard Instagram Challenge with recommended activities and events will be posted on the sponsoring organizational sites (see links below).
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