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#ncga #ncpol #ERA

NC may just become the 38th state to ratify the #ERA this year!

NC State Senator @EricaforUSSen20 made NC history Thursday filing a discharge petition to free ERA bill S184 from committee to force a floor vote this session! 1/

@EricaforUSSen20 @ratifyeraOrg @EricaforUSSen20 employed the same Discharge Petition process first used by US Rep. Martha Griffiths in 1970 to force Congress to vote on the #ERA. Introduced in 1923, the #ERA bill was ignored for 47 years! That is 'til Rep. Griffith got fed up! 2/
@EricaforUSSen20 @ratifyeraOrg US Rep. Griffiths initiated a Discharge Petition, a method lawmakers use to free a bill intentionally buried in committee. By gathering enough petition signatures, Griffiths' #ERA DP forced a floor vote and accountability on her colleagues. in 1972, Congress passed #ERA and..3/
@EricaforUSSen20 @ratifyeraOrg ..#ERA was sent to the states for constitutional ratification. Today, 37 states have passed the #ERA but it takes 38 states to amend the US Constitution. NC has a huge opportunity bc it is the only state able to ratify this session. No other state can until NEXT year....4/
@EricaforUSSen20 @ratifyeraOrg ..For the past five years, #NCGA Republicans have avoided voting on #ERA and avoided accountability to voters. It's time to pass the #ERA, guarantee equal rights for everyone and make #equalpay the law. Women can't afford to be politely mad any longer. Call ..5/ #NC38 #ncpol
@EricaforUSSen20 @ratifyeraOrg ...call your NC Senator and demand he/she signs the petition and votes to pass the #ERA. Make NC proud and progressive. #Equalitycantwait #women deserve to be paid fairly. Go to ncleg.gov/Senate to locate your senator's phone# & email address, then call/write today! 6/
@EricaforUSSen20 @ratifyeraOrg And, please thank
for stepping up for America's women and girls. (EricaD.Smith@ncleg.net). Now lets get the
@nchousedems #ERA Bill 271 Discharge Petition filed right away! /end
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