NC2020: “She Changed the World” Exhibit Honoring 10 Women from Chapel Hill & Durham

“She Changed the World” is a collaborative project between the Chapel Hill and Durham chapters of the National Organization for Women (NOW). It is honoring 10 contemporary women from Durham and Chapel Hill, NC who have contributed to their communities through their service and activism.  

Chapel Hill and Durham NOW are having a reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibit on 2/29/20, at the Chapel Hill Public Library. See invitation below.

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21st Annual SBA Event in Fayetteville on 2/20/20

Join Fayetteville NOW for their Annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Reception on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, from 5:30pm – 7:30 pm.  The Fayetteville NOW event is honoring Sylvia Ray, founder of CEED (Center for Empowerment and Development) and former chapter president.  This is their 21st annual Susan B. Anthony birthday reception!

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Raleigh Women’s March 2020 Was Another Hit!

Thousands of women and allies, including many children, went to the 4th Annual Women’s March in Raleigh on Sunday, 1/26/20. People had signs in their hands, on their shirts, on other clothes.  Some wore pink pussy hats, even on the mild sunny day (54 in January!) The event began with a march starting at the Legislative Building (the people’s  house) and all the way around Halifax Mall, led by some of the organizers chanting. People surged in to Halifax Mall, still chanting.

Front of 4th Raleigh Women’s March, Photo Credit Greg Stewart Photography

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Pro-Choice Signature Ad Gets A New Look – 1/22/20

Did you see the new 2020 Pro-choice Signature Ad? We show support for keeping abortion safe and legal by running a pro-choice signature ad in Indy Week every year. Our 2020 ad was published on the actual Roe anniversary this year – Jan 22, 2020 is the 47th anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision that gave women control over their own bodies. We’ve run a pro-choice signature ad in the Indy/Independent for decades – and we love this new look! 

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Press Conference and Sign Making Event Raleigh Women’s March – 1/23/20

Sign making and Raleigh Women’s March 2020 Press Conference event at Hibernian Pub on Glenwood Ave. in Raleigh on Thursday, 1/23/20. Includes a few of our pictures and links to media coverage.

We made new signs and had older signs to inspire us – those shiny ones are laminated, and travel with me in my car! With the NOW signs and ERA YES signs. More sign ideas are at Feminist chants and signs for events!

Photo Credit: Yevonne Brannon

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Insiders View of Raleigh Women’s March – 1/26/20

We are so very excited about the Raleigh Women’s March on Sunday, Jan 26, 2020! See video inviting you to Raleigh Women’s March here. You may recognize someone in this one ;-). The march begins at the Legislative Building at 16 W. Jones St and ends up at Halifax Mall. We have great speakers and great performers ready to go. And a few special aspects, one of which you can be part.

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Virginia Ratified ERA, NC Still Pushing in 2020

This has been such a long time coming! ERA is now ratified in 38 of 38 states needed for the 3 state strategy for passing ERA!! NC NOW and others will continue our fight in NC because we don’t want another 19th amendment – do you know that NC didn’t ratify the 19th Amendment-women’s right to vote-until 1971!! What an embarassment. We don’t want another ratification in NC like that one – waiting 50 years to do the right thing! Here is some recent history with ERA in NC.

Read more about Virginia’s ERA success in “Virginia Lawmakers Pass Equal rights Amendment In History Vote!,” 1/15/20, Washington Post.

ERA Vigil in front of Legislative Building, 5/15/13. Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga

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Upcoming Events in Early 2020 with Fayetteville NOW

Please join Fayetteville NOW with any or all of the following events including a Roe v. Wade anniversary event, an event on organizing against racism, and the 21st annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Reception event.

1. Monday, Jan. 13, 6:00 pm  Roe Event: Votes For Women and Reproductive Rights, featuring former legislator Diane Parfitt and Dr. Naveed Aziz.  Please come and bring a friend.  Cumberland County Main Library, Pate Room. 6pm-7:30pm. Fayetteville NOW event. 

See also Diane Parfitt: We need to Get Real about sex education and Dr. Naveed Aziz: He tried to wait until age 65, and Medicare, but did not make it

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Protests Make A Difference!

Get those marching shoes on! Long time study says protests make a difference! This 2018 Stanford study shows that both liberal and conservative protests have had a real impact on U.S. House elections, based on 30 years of data. 

“On average, a wave of liberal protesting in a congressional district can increase a Democratic candidate’s vote share by 2% and reduce a GOP candidate’s share by 6%. A wave of conservative protests, like those by the Tea Party in 2010, will on average reduce the Democratic vote share by 2% and increase the Republican share by 6%.”

Impeachment is topic at this Tuesdays With Tillis protest in Raleigh. Photo Credit: Jacalyn Engler

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More NC Women’s Marches in 2020

More women’s march for 2020 in addition to those in Charlotte, Raleigh and Wilmington. Please comment or message me if you know of any more. Here is Black Mountain and Albemarle. Albemarle has the first, kicking the women’s marches in NC off on 1/11/20.
Black Mountain – led by girls!
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Place: Black Mountain, NC
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/352293505617569/

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