More events for March, 2017

This post is in addition to the many events posted on 2/2/17 for February and March, including a showing of Equal Means Equal on 3/26/17 with Durham NOW in Durham.

Rally to end gerrymandering – 3/1/17
Democracy NC set up a lobby day to end gerrymandering on 3/1/17 (listed in the earlier post). And they have added a rally afterward – maybe because they filled all of the lobbying appointment spots (9am-1pm) and people still want to have a say!

If you’re on facebook, mark yourself at

We Will Be Heard – Burr/Tillis Town Hall on 3/5/17, 2-4pm.

Community members in the Triangle area will be holding a Citizens Town Hall to gather and make our voices heard. We will speak out about issues that concern North Carolinians, and send our comments to US Senators Burr and Tillis if they do not attend. They were invited.

This non-partisan event is being held at a church. Umstead Park United Church of Christ (UCC), 8208 Brownleigh Dr, Raleigh, North Carolina 27617.

Senators Burr and Tillis were part of the group of representatives refusing to do regular town hall events during the Congressional Recess last week (2/18/17-2/26/17).

Find out more about this event and on some positions that the two US Senators have taken at “We Will Be Heard Town Hall.”

International Women’s Day Events on 3/8/17 

Mark the day with others in Raleigh and Charlotte. Email me if your chapter is doing its own event.

Poverty wages hurt working women, working families, and our economy. In Raleigh, Join NC NOW and Women’s March On Raleigh organizers and marchers in Raleigh at the “Raising Wages is a Women’s Issue” press conference at the NC Legislative Building, 16 W. Jones St. Wear your NOW t-shirt if you can.

Arrive by 10:45am to get a spot in the press conference room. Support Sen. Angela Bryant and Rep. Susan Fisher as they introduce legislation to raise the minimum wage.

Use hashtags #RaisingWagesNC and #15in5.  

Charlotte NOW is involved in an annual event celebrating the history, contributions and achievements of women world wide. Celebrate International Women’s Day with them at International  House in Charlotte, 6:30pm. More at

Use hashtags #NOWCharlotteNC #womensday #IWD2017 #BeBoldForChange

International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.

Reception before Women’s Advocacy Day – 3/13/17 (Women’s Advocacy Day on 3/14/17)
Women’s Advocacy Day at the Legislature is 3/14/17 (see original post from 2/2/17 for details and to register. If you register before 3/3/17, the organizers will make legislative appointments for you, and if possible put you with others with the same representatives.

NC Women United (of which NC NOW is part) is having a reception on Monday, 3/13/17, at 5:30 as well. Join us!

2015 WAD Reception, 2/23/15   Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga
Rep. Carla Cunningham talked about introduction of House ERA bill, 2/23/15 Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga

NC NOW Office Open House – 3/18/17

Come visit our new “corner” office!  We moved in November, and would love for you to visit our new space.  Meet President Gailya Paliga!  Bring friends!  Enjoy a snack!  Help prepare the Signature Ad packets for our state legislators!

Date: Saturday, March 18
Time: Stop by any time between 1:00pm and 4:00pm

Place: The office is North Raleigh, near Falls and Spring Forest Rd. RSVP for address.
RSVP: president at

Pro-Choice Signature Ad Packet Delivery – 3/20/17
Join us in Raleigh to deliver our Pro-Choice Signature Ad packets to all of the representatives in the NCGA – NC House and NC Senate.

Date/Time: Monday, March 20, 4:30 pm.
Place: Legislative Building, 16 W. Jones St.
RSVP: president at 
if you’d like to help deliver the packets
The more people we have, the faster delivery will go! Sometimes you can chat with legislators. Usually they are in meetings.

Advocacy 101: The Basics – 3/28/17
A nonpartisan basic skills session for the citizen advocate. 

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 28, 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Place: NCAE, 700 Salisbury St
RSVP: You must register for this event

Get link to register, see flyer, and find out more at “Advocacy 101: The Basics on 3/27/17” 

Read here about the first Advocacy 101 event, on 2/16/17.


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