Monthly Archives: November 2016

Newsletter available online – Oct/Nov 2016

NC NOW Newsletter for October/November 2016 is available online.  What are some of the topics covered in it?

What do we do now (after the election)?

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We celebrated NOW’s 50th anniversary and this historic time in US history of a woman running for president, and running as the candidate with the absolute most experience of the bunch. More on page 3.

We find seeing is believing—video of Senator Burr’s shocking comments made at a GOP event propel him into the spotlight. Note: be sure to mail any exposing videos to CNN! More on page 2.

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What to do now…

First, we mourn this great unexpected loss. Hillary Clinton was everything many of us wanted in a president – a compassionate, resilient, intelligent woman and politician with the necessary experience and temperament for the job of leading our country. Clinton had an inclusive vision, policy knowledge and skills to spare. You can read “133 reasons (and counting!) Hillary Clinton should be our next president,” Huffington Post, 10/28/16. At the same time, you can read why the Trump/Pence ticket was and is our greatest fear. For many or most of us, a fear not even recognized as a real possibility until it happened before our shocked and disbelieving eyes. Read why we fear Trump and for the safety of friends and neighbors and minorities of all kinds at “An American Tragedy.” Many of us feel,  as the article states, “[t]he election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism. ” That bad. Donald Trump is America’s “Brexit” (New York Times, June 2016). The world is still wondering ‘How did Brexit happen,’ 6/24/16, in the same way it wonders how did Donald Trump win.

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Then we buck up and look toward the future. We suggest a few main things to do, once we get our minds around this new and darker future.

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NC really matters this election! Could be Super Battleground Status!

The Charlotte Observer says “In this year’s tight election, [NC] has jumped to ‘super battleground’ status,” 11/5/16.

The article states, “With pollsters and pundits calling it the key battleground state of 2016, [NC has] been in the national spotlight for months. And Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have visited North Carolina so often – along with their running mates and surrogate campaigners – that you’d think they were running for governor, not for president.” True!

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NC has 3 extremely critical races of huge significance to the nation—

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Upcoming Raleigh NOW Events, Fall 2016-Winter 2017

December 6, 2016 – screening “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” and party. 
“A documentary that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.” In celebration of the 50th anniversary of NOW, 1966-2016!
Time: 7:30pm
Place: 2912 Highwoods Blvd, Raleigh NC
Trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sUsLn7v_wI

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January 2016 – collect names and donations for the pro choice signature ad running in the Indy on Wednesday, January 25, 2016 in commemoration of the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that gave women the right to control their own bodies. The Roe anniversary is January 22, 2017.

February 7, 2017 – Roe Event, most likely on the Hyde Amendment, 40th anniversary this year (Sept 30, 2016). Such a travesty. Read about it at “The Hyde Amendment Turns 40 – Let’s End It NOW!” at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/2016/09/22/the-hyde-amendment-turns-40-lets-end-it-now/

March 7, 2017 – Equal Means Equal, on women’s history and value of ERA –
Time: 7:30pm
Place: tbd 
Trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK9AV6Uffro

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