Please join NC NOW at NC Women United’s Women’s Advocacy Day, which has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Join us in Raleigh and bring friends and family! We had 5 Asheville NOW past and present officers drive in to attend the last one. Registration and details are at http://www.ncwu.org/our-programs/womens-advocacy-day/. Please register for this one if you plan to attend.
You can read about what women’s organizations want organized into 4 categories in the 2015 legislative agenda. The categories are increase economic self-sufficiency, expand access to health care, end violence against women, and increase civic participation and equality.
The legislative agenda also includes a special statement on NC’s revenue problem – how the 2013 budget is making it impossible to sufficiently support public programs like public education, Medicaid, the court system and Health and Human Services programs. There is an extra section on how public education has been hurt by vouchers and funding cuts.