=From the state NOW Legislative Report:
Both ERA bills S85 and H102 remain unheard in their respective Rules Committees. However, significant progress was made in lobbying efforts by organizations with an interest in the passage of the ERA. AAUW leadership reports that to date, 275 individuals have sent emails to the Rules Committee members of both chambers, resulting in 13,728 total emails sent. Anecdotal reports indicate that numerous contacts have been made to the offices of Sen. Bill Rabon, Rules Chair and Tim Moore, Speaker of the House. Advocates are calling for the ERA bills to be reassigned to appropriate committees to be heard.
The General Assembly is currently working to truncate this year’s session, additionally diminishing the chances that the bills will be heard this session. Therefore, the date for the June advocacy action, Cookie Drop, has been moved forward from late June to early June. NC4ERA is joining ERA-NC Alliance for the “I Love The ERA” Cookie Drop on June 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the legislature. Participants will distribute heart-shaped cookies and educational literature on why we love the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
“I Love The ERA” Cookie Drop Event Details—A Successful Action
The ERA-NC Alliance is asking for volunteers to distribute the literature and cookies.
Date: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
Where: NCGA 16 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC
Gather in the 1300 quadrant.
RSVP to help: (optional, but will help with planning): http://bit.do/CookieDropRSVP
The ERA-NC Alliance is excited to welcome Kennedy Bridges and Marge Wright as summer interns with the ERA-NC Alliance. They began working with the Alliance on May 22nd and will serve as Action Team Facilitators through July 14, 2017. The internship program is sponsored by the Moxie Project affiliated with The Carolina Women’s Center at the University of Chapel-Hill.