Women’s Rights


ERA-NC Alliance is an alliance of organizations across NC focused on ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.  Congressional District Action Teams are being formed to organize activities in each NC Congressional District . 

Get involved: Statewide information is available at www.era-nc.org or call (984) 244-0611. In western North Carolina, contact Jimmie Cochran Pratt at Jimmie.cochranpratt@gmail.com to get involved.

Key Allies

Ratify ERA-NC is an ERA resource for NC. Updates on legislation, information, and events to build knowledge and support for Equal Rights for women are posted on this website with the goal of NC ratifying the ERA.

Get Involved: Contact is Roberta Madden. She can be reached at (225) 315-0303 or robertamadden@ratifyera-nc.org.


The North Carolina Council for Women and Youth Involvement has a western region office. Their mission includes advising the Governor, the North Carolina General Assembly and state departments on issues impacting women by

  1. raising awareness of the impact of violence against women and directing available resources to serve victims in communities across the State;
  2. collecting and distributing information about the status of women in North Carolina;
  3. collaborating with other groups and individuals working on behalf of women;
  4. assuring that necessary services, policies and programs are provided to those in need and strengthening existing programs; and
  5. offering technical assistance, monitoring, and approval for Batterer Intervention Programs in North Carolina.

Get involved: Contact Lori Gerber at the local office at (828) 251-6169.


The YWCA of Asheville provides programming and advocacy to eliminate racism and empower women.  

Get involved: To learn more about their women’s empowerment work or get involved, contact womens.empowerment@ywcaofasheville.org.


The League of Women Voters Asheville-Buncombe County (LWVAB) continues to push for completion of the process to enact the Equal Rights Amendment, for North Carolina to ratify the amendment and address women’s rights at the state level. LWVAB advocates for gender equity in pay, access to health care, education, employment and housing. LWVAB also advocates for domestic violence prevention and elimination of workplace harassment.

Get involved: Contact Suzanne Fisher at info@lwvab.org or call (828) 333-0893.