The public forum on Reproductive Rights on Wednesday, 1/25/17, in Fayetteville, was fun and informative. Speakers covered legislation moving NC backwards since 2011, lawsuits gaining back some ground, and advantages and problems of ACA/Obamacare. Also got a taste of the Women’s March On Raleigh, and what’s next.
NC Justice Center Executive Director Rick Glazier covered legislation limiting access that we’ve endured in NC since 2011, and also talked about lawsuits restoring some of our rights. Glazier is a former House Representative from Cumberland County, and also a lawyer and former law professor.
Dr. Naveed Aziz spoke as a physician about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) – the many things it has done for so many people, the unfair deal that pharmaceutical companies have, and also ACA’s burden on physicians.
NC NOW President Gailya Paliga brought greetings, quotes and signs from the Women’s March On Raleigh, and also talked about what is next for people to do. Paliga was one of the organizers of the Women’s March On Raleigh.
Thanks to Fayetteville NOW President Sharon Johnson and the very wonderful and very active Fayetteville NOW chapter members.
Next event: On 1/31/17, Fayetteville NOW is co-sponsoring a showing of new documentary, “Democracy For Sale,” featuring North Carolina native Zach Galifianakis. “Democracy For Sale” uncovers the role that money has played in the recent shift in North Carolina politics and offers a lesson for the rest of the nation. This film features former NC State Senator Margaret Dickson who represented areas in Fayetteville and Cumberland County.
7pm at the Cameo Theatre, 225 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC