FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5, 2016
Women Making History NOW: NC NOW State Conference October 1, 2106
Raleigh, NC – 2016 is a banner year to celebrate “Women Making History NOW!” NC National Organization for Women (NC NOW) will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Organization for Women’s founding, as well as the nomination of the first woman for president by a major political party, at our annual conference on Saturday, October 1 in Raleigh. We’ll look at how far women have come in 50 years and what we still need to do for all people to be treated truly as equals.
Conference attendees will hear from local and regional speakers about legislation affecting women’s economic security, reproductive rights, education and more. Workshops will address racism and the shocking treatment of immigrants. We will also make plans to improve women’s lives through ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, thoughtful state and federal legislation, and more.
Keynote speaker is State Auditor Beth Wood, the first woman to hold that position. Beth has served as state auditor since 2009 and been in public service for 28 years. She is a native North Carolinian with deep ties to the community.
Where: NC Advocates for Justice, 1312 Annapolis Dr. Raleigh, NC 27608
When: Saturday, October 1, from 9:00 AM-4 PM, with registration beginning at 8:30 AM.
Members of the media are welcome to attend. Interviews can be arranged. For more information about the conference or to attend, visit https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/conferences/ or contact Gailya Paliga, NC National Organization for Women, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-539-7702.
ABOUT NOW: NOW’s purpose is to achieve social, economic and political equality for women. As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights. NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States, with hundreds of thousands of contributing members and more than 500 local and campus affiliates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.