The same group that fought for ratification of the ERA in Virginia has come up with Vote Equality U.S. – a non-partisan, awareness-building campaign for ERA with links to candidates’ stances on the Equal Rights Amendment.
LWVNC is joining other lead organizations of ERA-NC Alliance in support of the Equality Tour. A decked-out RV (aka "The Notorious RVG - The Ruthless Vote Getter") will drive through unratified Southern states, covering 3,000 miles. North Carolina is the first stop: Rocky Mount in late September, then onward to many other Tar Heel cities.
Supporters will meet the RV at pre-arranged stops and share literature via QR code and handouts on election info and VOTE411. Vistors to the RV can sign their names on the vehicle, in support of equality. League members from LWVNC's ERA League Action Team will assist, along with members of AAUW, the Alliance, and NOW.
Our thanks to the RV's sponsors: NAACP and Center for Common Ground.
The full upcoming North Carolina schedule is below. To learn more about stops in other Southern states, go to https://voteequality.us/tour/southern-tour/.
Tue, Oct 20: Asheville, NC
* 12:00-1:00 Highsmith Student Union, 2500 University Heights, Asheville, NC. Parked in front of Reed Plaza.
* 3:30 - 5:00 West Asheville Tailgate Market, 718 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC
* 6:00-8:30 One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC
Wed, Oct 21: Asheville, NC
* 9:00-11:00 Mars Hill University, 100 Athletic St, Mars Hill, NC
* 11:30-1:00 Ingles Market, 2299 US-70, Swannanona, NC
* 2:00-4:00 White Horse, 105 Montreat Rd, Black Mountain, NC
Thurs, Oct 22: Charlotte, NC
* 10:00-12:00 Shops at University Place, 88802 J.W. Clay Blvd, Charlotte, NC
* 1:30-3:30 Bojangles Entertainment Complex, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
* 4:30-6:30 The Suffolk Punch Brew Pub, 2911 Griffith Street, Charlotte, NC
Fri, Oct 23: Charlotte, NC
* 10:00-12:00 Little Rock AME Zion, 401 N. McDowell St, Charlotte, NC
* 12:30-1:30 Spectrum Center, 333 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC
* 1:30-2:00 Bank of America Drive By, 800 Mint Street, Charlotte, NC. Honk for equality!
* 4:00-6:00 NC Music Factory, 1000 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Sat, Oct 24: Lumberton, NC
* 12:00-2:00 University of North Carolina - Pembroke,1 University Drive, Pembroke, NC
* 2:30-3:30 Early voting site at Pembroke Library, 413 Blaine St, Pembroke, NC
* 4:00-4:30 Early voting site at the Fire Department, 102 4th Street, Pembroke, NC
Sun, Oct 25: Leland, NC + Wilmington, NC
* 12:30-1:30 Leland Cultural Art Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland, NC
* 2:00-4:30 Join us for a Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser at Longleaf Park, 314 Pine Grove Drive, Wilmington, NC
Get your tickets at https://fb.me/e/39bfoiJHq and make sure you check out the Silent Online Auction items!
Tue, Oct 27: Wilmington, NC
* 9:00-9:30 NHC Northeast Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC
* 12:00-1:00 1898 Memorial Park, 1018 N 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC
* 1:30-3:30 Cape Fear Community College, 411 N Front Street, Wilmington, NC
Wed, Oct 28: Fayetteville, NC
* 8:45-10:15 Cape Fear Community College North Campus, 4500 Blue Clay Road, Castle Hayne, NC. (Parked in front of the Applied Technology Building, which is located to the left as you enter the campus.)
* 11:00-11:30 The Brunswick Center, 121 Town Hall Dr NE, Leland, NC
* 3:00-3:30 Early voting site at Grays Creek Recreation Center, 2964 School Rd, Hope Mills, NC
* 4:00-4:30 Early voting site at Hope Mills Recreation Center, 5766 RockFish Rd, Hope Mills, NC
Thu, Oct 29: Fayetteville, NC
* 10:00-12:00 Airborne Special Operations Museum, 100 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC
* 12:00-1:30 Pine Forest Recreation Center, 6901 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC
* 2:30-3:30 Smiths Recreation Center, 1529 Slater Avenue, Fayetteville, NC
* 4:00-5:00 Kiwanis Recreation Center, 352 Deavers Street, Fayetteville, NC
Oct 30: Raleigh, NC
* city stop(s) - not yet determined