The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which gives women the same rights and protections as men, was first introduced in 1923 – yet remains unpassed today.
The League of Women Voters Beaufort Area will present the documentary film, Equal Means Equal, which showcases the struggle to pass the amendment. It is scheduled for public screening at Beaufort’s Technical College of the Lowcountry on Tuesday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m.
The ERA needs ratification by one more state before it becomes law. Catherine Forester, Beaufort’s League President, said South Carolina lawmakers have a great opportunity to provide equality for all American women by approving passage of the ERA in the Palmetto State.
The film is dubbed “an unflinching” look at the unfair status of women in the US today regarding wage equality, domestic violence, reproductive health care, female incarceration and other issues.
Refreshments will be served after the film. Admission is $25 and will support the League in its efforts to provide nonpartisan election information.
The event is expected to sell out and advanced ticket purchases are recommended by mailing a check to League of Women Voters Beaufort, PO Box 13, St Helena Island, SC 29920. Admission may also be paid through Google Pay at email@example.com.
For more information contact Irene Goodnight at (615) 243-4684 or firstname.lastname@example.org