Monthly Archives: January 2015

Roe Event 2015: And Then There Was One – 2/5/15

It’s not enough for extremists to harass patients and staff outside clinics.
Find out how regulations are used to harass them inside.
Learn how we can FIGHT BACK against those who seek to close clinics.
We need to maintain or improve access to safe and legal abortions.

And Then There Was One: How targeted regulations cripple and close clinics” featuring ACLU-NC’s Sarah Preston is just on this topic.

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Our 2015 Roe event is Thursday, Feb 5, at 7pm in Chapel Hill, at the Chapel Hill Friends Meeting House at 531 Raleigh Rd.

RSVP: Email president@raleighnow.org or call Durham NOW at 321-663-8598.

See the flyer at

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Sponsored by Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh NOW

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More upcoming events with NC NOW and chapters

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 – Triad NOW Meet and Greet at 7pm at Augustine’s Bistro.  It’s at 401 W. 4th Street in downtown Winston-Salem  For more information, go to https://northcarolinanow.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/triad-now-meet-and-greet-29jan15.pdf

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 – No Raleigh NOW meeting.  Go instead to the Panel Discussion at NCCU in Durham “The Economics of Education: What We Owe Our Children and Our Nation.” Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties and the NCCU School of Education.  See an event flyer at http://www.lwvodc.org/files/02-03-15_program_flyer.pdf

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Upcoming events in Triangle – Jan 2015

Saturday, Jan 17, 2015– pro-choice dance party to counter-protest the ‘march for life’ in Raleigh.  An individual set this up, not an organization.   Just so you know.  It’s 10am-2pm at Halifax Mall.  See more at https://www.facebook.com/events/319089481618650/

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 – join Raleigh and NC NOW at the Martin Luther King march in downtown Raleigh.  Meet us on the Edenton St. side of the state Capitol at 10:40am.  Look for the NOW rounds.  Join us in the march, which goes from the Capitol to the BTI center.  Step-off at 11am.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 – screening of ‘Vessel’,  which follows a fearless sea captain as she sails through loopholes in international law, providing abortions on a ship in offshore waters.  The film’s director will run a discussion after the film.  How cool!  Go to http://www.carolinaabortionfund.org/vessel to sign up.  The Carolina Abortion Fund, IPAS, and other organizations are sponsoring this great event.

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 – get your own copy of the Indy Weekly and look for your name in NC NOW’s pro-choice signature ad!  Hint: check the centerfold!

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 – Planned Parenthood’s annual Roe breakfast.  In Chapel Hill.  Special Guests: NC Attorney General Roy Cooper and newly-elected NC Representative Gale Adcock.  

A few more days to get your name in to the signature ad!

We got an extension in time to collect names for the pro-choice signature ad!  You can send your names in through Friday, Jan 16, 2015 to run with NC NOW’s Pro-Choice signature ad on Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015.

You can use the older form in earlier posts in January, 2015 and December, 2014, or use this new form at

https://northcarolinanow.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/sigad2015-extended.pdf

You can also register your name for the signature ad online – go to https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/pro-choice-signature-ad/

15th annual SBA event – Fayetteville NOW – 2/26/15

Fayetteville NOW presents its FIFTEEN ANNUAL Susan B. Anthony Birthday Celebration!!

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Date: Thur. February 26, 2015

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Place: VFW Post 6018, 116 Chance Street, Fayetteville
Note: Chance street is off Ramsey Street.

Please join us!

For more information, see the flyer at https://northcarolinanow.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/susanb2015.pdf

Make a statement – I’m pro-choice!

Jan 22, 2015 marks the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, which gave women control over their own bodies and lives.  We can celebrate that as a national blessing – 42 years of legal, constitutionally protected abortion care in the United States.

But how many abortion clinics are left in NC?  15.  Compare that to the 120 or so crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) in NC. CPCs are biased, anti-choice organizations which masquerade as real women’s clinics.  Their overriding goal is dissuading women from having abortions, and many use scare tactics and even lies.  NC needs to keep the real abortion clinics it has, and get more clinics in order to give more women safe and legal choices.  Women in rural areas have the least access to clinics.

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Upcoming dates and events

NOW: sign up for NC’s pro-choice signature ad by Jan 13 – nc-now-pro-choice-signature-ad-celebrates-roe-v-wade

1/5/15-1/9/15 – contact president at raleighnow.org if you can help with calls to get people onto signature ad.   These are friendly calls!

1/12/15 Mail in name and donation for pro-choice signature ad by this date.  If afterward, email president at raleighnow.org to see if we can still get your name in.   (Date later extended to 1/16/15)

1/19/15 – Walk with us at the annual Martin Luther King march in downtown Raleigh.  We meet on the Edenton side of the state Capitol at 10:40am – look for the NOW signs.  Step-off is at 11am.  Wear your purple NOW t-shirt or any NOW t-shirt if you have one (Forward NOW, Not Back!).

1/21/15 – get your own copy of the Indy Weekly and look for your name in NC NOW’s pro-choice signature ad!  Hint: check the centerfold!  You can read about another national organization going after abortion in NOW’s appeal letter at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/731/

1/22/15 – 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the decision which gave women control over their own bodies!

2/3/15 – No Raleigh NOW meeting.  Go instead to the Panel Discussion at NCCU in Durham “The Economics of Education: What We Owe Our Children and Our Nation.” Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties and the NCCU School of Education.  See an event flyer at http://www.lwvodc.org/files/02-03-15_program_flyer.pdf

2/5/15  – Roe event on TRAP laws in Chapel Hill (note date change).  Learn about what they are and what they do!  Hosted by Durham and Chapel Hill NOW chapters.

2/14/15 – HK on J (Historic Thousands on Jones St) in Raleigh.  Look for NOW women and men in purple t-shirts with NOW and ERA signs!  You can still get your own deep purple t-shirt with Forward NOW, Not Back! through Raleigh NOW.  Contact president@raleighnow.org.

2/24/15 – Women’s Advocacy Day at the NCGA in Raleigh, 16 Jones St.   Organized by NCWU and member organizations like NC NOW.  Includes press conference and training on how to talk to your representatives at the NCGA.  Be sure to make an appointment in advance if you can.  Others can join you to talk to your representatives.

2/26/15- Annual Susan B. Anthony event in Fayetteville.  See 15th-annual-sba-event-fayetteville-now-22615/ for information and the flyer.