Pass The Equal Rights Amendment
“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”
The Equal Rights Amendment, as authored by Alice Paul, shall stand first, foremost and above all other items which may appear on the North Carolina Federation Legislative Platform until equal, legal rights for women and men become guaranteed in the United States Constitution, because all statutory law derives there from. BPW/NC members will identify and lobby elected officials and candidates for public office who support policy and legislation advancing the BPW/NC Legislative Platform.
BPW/NC supports legislation which assists women in obtaining:
Actively work to assure workplace equality through support of pay equity; Support continuing affirmative action for equal educational and economic opportunities at all stages of life; eliminate all forms of discrimination including sexual harassment and promote affordable quality dependent care to help ensure economic self-sufficiency for women.
Actively support legislation that promotes ALL women’s health issues and access to care. Promote reproductive freedom of choice and full access to family planning and all reproductive health services and education. Promote research funding and protections for women’s health care needs and encourage the development of more educational programs focused on the special health care needs of women.
Protect the basic civil rights of ALL individuals and groups, so that ALL people are treated equally, with dignity, respect and without prejudice. Actively promote full funding of the Violence Against Women Act to combat domestic violence. Advocate for funding of programs for protection and services for victims and survivors of exploitation and violence at the State and Federal level. Work to eliminate all forms of sexual harassment and violence against women.