Mother's Day wish: Pass the ERA now!

The proposed Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) states that the rights guaranteed by the Constitution apply equally to all persons regardless of their gender. Suffragist leader Alice Paul introduced the ERA in 1923 as the next step in bringing "equal justice under law" to all citizens.

In 1972, the ERA was finally passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification. The original seven-year time limit was extended by Congress to June 30, 1982, but at that deadline, the ERA had been ratified by only 35 states, three states short of the 38 required to put it into the Constitution. As it stands today, The Equal Rights Amendment is only 1 state short of the 38 required! Help us make NC that 38th state!

Contact the chairmen of the Rules Committee for each legislative body and urge them to recommend the bill to ratify the ERA for consideration in the next legislative session! It starts on May 16th so let's do this right away! Even though the bunch in Raleigh have not done this in past years, it is an election year so let's make them sweat if they won't do it.

SENATE BILL 85
Senator Bill Rabon
16 W Jones Street, Room 2010
Raleigh, NC 27601-2808
919-733-5963
Bill.Rabon@ncleg.net

HOUSE BILL 102
Representative David R. Lewis
16 W Jones Street, Room 2301
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096
919-715-3015
David.Lewis@ncleg.net

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Steve,

could you clean up this post for me please?
I guess I don't have editing privileges any more.

Might not be exactly what you wanted,

but it does read a lot better now.

I checked your status, and you're still listed as a "front page blogger." But even if you weren't, anybody should be able to edit their own diaries. I'll check into it, and thanks for the post.