Monthly Archives: February 2016

Ellie Smeal and Terry O’Neill are coming to Raleigh – 3/3/16

BREAKING NEWS: Fabulous Feminist Ellie Smeal (Ms. Magazine and Feminist Majority), and NOW president Terry O’Neill are coming to Raleigh to kick off the She Wins, We Win campaign! They are just a few of the exciting speakers lined up!  Join us on Thursday, March 3, gathering at 10:45 am at the Press Room, 1430 Legislative Building.  For the rally, we will move to the auditorium on the 3rd floor of the Legislative Building, 16 W. Jones St.

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See the facebook event at

Press Conference and Rally Speakers include

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Fayetteville NOW hosts another round of “Cracking the Code”

Fayetteville NOW is working with other organizations to promote discussions around race and white privilege.  This 3 part ‘Cracking the Code” series works to promote understanding each other through cultural awareness.

Join us the Pate Room of the Headquarter Library at 301 Maiden Lane in Fayetteville, NC on these 3 dates:

April 4, 2016 – 7:00 pm
May 9, 2016 – 7:00 pm
June 6, 2016 – 7:00 pm

“We are not looking for people to say what we want to hear. We want honest discussion.”

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News about NC’s Primary – currently 3/15/16

The North Carolina General Assembly has been ordered to fix the congressional district redistricting maps.  It is possible that NC’s primary will have to be moved back to accommodate these changes or to accommodate delays in getting fixed maps approved.  Or that there will be 2 primaries – a late one on Congressional districts and an early one for other races.

On Feb. 5, 2016, a panel of federal judges invalidated two of North Carolina’s 13 congressional districts.  The three-judge panel ruled that North Carolina’s 1st and 12th congressional districts were racial gerrymanders and ordered them redrawn by Feb. 19, 2016.  Read more about this at “Questions abound after judges invalidate 2 NC congressional districts.”


North Carolina got 2 weeks to redraw the maps.  They didn’t hold meetings for public input until the second week.  

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Employment Situation of Women in Wake County – On The Record!

By Sarah Moncelle

On Feb 1, 2016, the Wake County Commission for Women (WCCW) released the State of Employment for Women in Wake County, a wide-ranging and informative report that tracks and evaluates the current condition of Wake County women in the work force. In addition to assessing the level of income disparity between the sexes, the study identifies and investigates the barriers to access job-seeking women face when entering and re-entering the labor market. It further provides an overview of programs that exist to assist women in overcoming such impediments and offers a set of recommendations to reduce their effect.


The report reveals a significant income gap (almost 30%) between the sexes despite similar levels of education; currently, the median earnings for females over 25 in Wake County are more than $15,000 less than that of males. Holding true to wider trends at the state and national levels, this gap is even wider for women of color;

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2 Movie Nights in the Triad! 2/18/16+2/23/16

Michael Moore’s latest film, Where to Invade Next? includes a call for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment! Here are two links, the first for more information about the film, and the second for a/perture cinema information.

Triad NOW’s Night at the Movies!
Thursday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m.
a/perture cinema – 311 West 4th St., Winston-Salem
Contact if you want to make arrangements to meet up and sit together.





Michael Moore – official movie picture

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Sixteenth Annual SBA Birthday Celebration with Fay NOW

Fayetteville NOW announces its sixteenth annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Reception!  Join us at the VFW Post 6018 in Fayetteville on Thursday, Feb 25, 2016, 5:30pm-7:30pm. 

More information and the registration form are at



Celebrate Susan B. Anthony with Charlotte NOW – 2/15/16

Celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday with Charlotte NOW!

Monday, February 15 is famed feminist and women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony’s birthday.  Charlotte NOW plans to celebrate her on this occasion.  What better way to do that than to throw her a party– with birthday cake, of course!

Join us February 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte (234 N. Sharon Amity Road) to ring in the big day! For more details, email Cindy at

sba.pict(Lithograph by Armstong & Co., Boston, MA Artist)

In honor of the suffragette’s 196th birthday, here are a few things you might not have known about Anthony.

  1. She voted in the November 1872 presidential election—a full 47 years before the 19th Amendment was passed. She was fined $100 (a lot of money at the time!), but never paid her fine.
  2. The B. in her name stands for Brownell.
  3. Contrary to popular assumption, she was not present at the 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention.
  4. Her first political goals were temperance and the abolition of slavery—not women’s rights.
  5. She was the living woman depicted on U.S. currency.
  6. A ship named after Susan B. Anthony holds the world’s record for number of lives saved. Read about it here.

Hope to see you all there!

Show Your OPPOSITION to TPP! Press Conference 2/3/16

Join us at a press conference on Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016, at 10am to show your OPPOSITION to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.  Speakers will highlight how TPP will hurt the people of  North Carolina, and how past trade deals have already hurt North Carolinians.

Trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) have been great for corporations but terrible for too many of people in the involved countries. The advantages for U.S. corporations is clear – to move production to countries that pay lower wages and have few regulations.  The trade agreements also lowered or eliminated protective import-export tariffs on products crossing the border.


Over the past 20 years, free trade agreements have served to disadvantage American workers and undermine domestic food safety in the US, but they have also stolen jobs and caused communities to fall apart in developing countries. When communities fall apart, it only gets worse from there.  People may hear about the effects of instability in general (mass immigration to the US to escape violence and poverty in Central America, for example), and not realize instability can be especially worse for women.

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