GUILFORD COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS CENTER & MUSEUM TO SCREEN AWARD-WINNING E.R.A. DOCUMENTARY
The Guilford County Democratic Party, in collaboration with The International Civil Rights Center & Museum, will show the E.R.A. documentary Equal Means Equal. According to critics, this award-winning film is “the definitive documentary film on the status of women in America.”
GUILFORD COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Equal Means Equal will be shown on Tuesday, April 24 at The International Civil Rights Center & Museum. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by an update on current E.R.A. legislation by Representative Pricey Harrison. In addition to representing NC’s 57th district in the State House, Representative Harrison is a co-sponsor of House Bill 102 (HB 102), “NC Adopt Equal Rights Amendment.”
Passed by Congress in 1972, the E.R.A. fell three states short of the 38 required to ratify the amendment and add it to the Constitution. Since then, the E.R.A has been reintroduced in every session of Congress with bipartisan support. In March 2017, Nevada became the first state in 40 years to ratify the amendment. More recently, the legislature of Illinois has begun movement toward ratification. If Illinois and one more state ratify the E.R.A., it could, at long last, be added to the Constitution.
Currently, there are bills to ratify the E.R.A. in both the NC Senate (SB 85) and the NC House (HB 102). Given the recent resurgence of women’s movements across the country in the form of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, as well as the historical number of women running for political offices, the opportunity for ratification of the E.R.A. is within reach.