Congresswoman Alma Adams to deliver keynote address at NC NOW Conference, 10/10/15

For Immediate Release

Congresswoman Alma Adams to deliver keynote address at 
NC NOW Annual Conference

Contact: Gailya Paliga, President, NC NOW, 919-539-7702.  

Winston Salem, NC – Congresswoman Alma Adams will deliver the keynote address at the annual conference of the North Carolina National Organization for Women (NOW) on Saturday, October 10th, 2015. The conference will be held at Parkway United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem and will be held from 9 am to 5 pm. The conference theme is Focusing Women’s Power NOW!

“Women are pushing back and moving forward, demanding our human rights and freedom from unwanted intrusions in our privacy and pursuit of happiness,” says Gailya Paliga, president of NC NOW. “We are focusing women’s power NOW!”

Paliga explains that part of the state conference is educational, and part motivational. “It’s a time to network and get organized to focus women’s power to make changes that our state desperately needs to help women move forward.”

Morning sessions will feature updates on the status of, and pending legislation on, NOW’s six core issues in North Carolina.

  • Reproductive Rights
  • Economic Rights (including pay equity) – featuring Tazra Mitchell, Policy Analyst for the NC Budget and Tax Center
  • Ending Violence Against Women – featuring Suzanne Reynolds, Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law and legal expert on domestic violence protocol in the courts
  • Racial Justice (including immigration)
  • LGBTQIAA Rights
  • Constitutional Equality through the Equal Rights Amendment

Following Congresswoman Adams’ keynote address, attendees will spend the afternoon honing their activist skills to bring about positive changes for women’s lives in North Carolina, including

  • Electing feminist candidates
  • Taking direct action
  • Working with the media

NC NOW President, Gailya Paliga, is available for interviews. For more information about NC NOW, visit; or for the National Organization for Women, visit

About the National Organization for Women

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.


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