To take action (contact your representatives) on a bill..

How to contact your NC Senator or NC House representative about a North Carolina bill.  

Use the maps to find who your NC Senator and your NC House Representative are.  Go to http://www.ncleg.net/representation/whorepresentsme.aspx, and type your address above the maps for NC House of Representatives, for NC Senate, and for your US Congressman or Congresswoman. The map will give you the district number (differs for NC House and NC Senate), and you can click through to “Open Member Page” which takes you right to your representative.

With the information you find, you can call or write your Senator and say that you like, or that you object to, or that you strongly object to a bill.  And you can call or write your House representative to say same.  

To look up a specific legislators in the NC House or Senate, go to http://www.ncleg.net/. In the box in the upper right corner of the page, find the ‘View Member Info’ option, and scroll down to find your representative.  Click on your representative’s name.

To find NC bills, go to http://www.ncleg.net/
You will type the bill number in the box in the upper right corner of the page. You can search by bill number and bill title/text.  Note – bill titles can be deceiving.  The anti-abortion bill known as the Motorcycle Abortion bill of 2013, number HB854, which adds a 24 hour waiting period to all abortions, is titled “Women’s Right to Know.”

Senate Bills begin with SB, like the 2015 bill, SB2, which allows magistrates to choose who gets their services (magistrates can opt out of doing their job if they object to something about the people they are supposed to serve).  House Bills begin with HB, as in the Motorcycle Abortion bill of 2013 was HB854.  You can also find it under H854 in the ‘Full Site Search’ option in the box.  The anti-abortion bill from the 2015-2016 session is HB465.  It is faster to find bills in the current session.  During the 2015-2016 session, type “HB465′ in the “Find a bill” for the current session.

NC NOW lists bills of interest to women and NOW’s main issues in the NC NOW Legislative Updates, which are available to NC NOW members. For more information, contact nownorthcarolina at gmail.com.

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