Upcoming events for May and June 2017

Here are some of the upcoming events around NC. 5/18/17 – Added the Health Care Moral Tuesday event on 5/23/17 and the Independent Judiciary Town Hall meeting on 5/25/17.

1) Tell Burr & Tillis: Special Counsel NOW!

There are many opportunities to reach Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis about the need for Congress to find Special Counsel to investigate Russian interference into the U.S. Presidential election. 

a) In May, people are protesting in front of Senator Thom Tillis’ office in Raleigh every Tuesday at 11:30am. Bring signs – and NOW signs are welcome! Go to 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh NC. You’ll see people. 

b) Senators Burr and Tillis are featured at an event in Raleigh on May 12, 2017 at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel. Some people are going to protest there all day, basically.

Protest permit was issued for 11:30am to 9pm on Fayetteville St, by the hotel. The press conference will be at 4pm – so go at 3:30pm if you can.

Burr/Tillis Town Hall – their presence in posters only – on 3/5/17. Photo Credit: Sarah Sydney

Protesters demand that NC senators support a call to

* Fully investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 election.
* Fully investigate the president’s foreign business ties.
* Release the president’s tax returns.
* Appoint a special counsel NOW!

Wear red, white, blue and bring your outside voice!

Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/564155143972065/?active_tab=about

2) May 17, 2017 – Why do people risk their lives to get to the US?
2017 Southeast Speaking Tour with Esmeralda Maya Casillas Garcia


Esmeralda Maya Casillas Garcia is a Mexican women’s rights activist.

“Why are so many women and young people from Central America risking their lives to seek safety in the US and Mexico? What happens to them on that journey? What can we do to help?”

Where: United for a Fair Economy, 904 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705

See more and mark whether you are going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/124690484751084/ and at http://www.faireconomy.org/southeast_speaking_tour_alianza.

3) May 23, 2017, Women In Politics Town Hall Panel, 6pm-7:30pm

Lillian’s List is hosting a candid dialog about what it is like to be a woman in North Carolina politics. Panel includes incredible women from every level of elected office to speak about their political paths. The audience will be able to ask questions so come prepared!

Moderated by Deborah Ross. Featuring Sen. Valerie Foushee, Rep. Deb Butler, Apex Mayor Pro Tem Nicole Dozier (more to be announced). 

North Carolina Association of Educators, 700 S. Salisbury, Raleigh, NC 27604

Tickets $7 online and $10 at the door!

Sign up for the event at https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-1204148850856558592?midqs=-3096505119282298880

4) May 23, 2017 Health Care is a Human Right – Not a Privilege!

Moral Day of Action on Healthcare. Organized by NAACP-NC and partners. Join the health care event at the General Assembly. Wear your organization t-shirt or stickers or anything.

Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/273497819782251/

Have you been personally affected by lack of medicaid expansion and getting ACA (what Obamacare did for you or didn’t do for you)? May get to share your story. Email president at raleighnow.org and we will pass your information on.

If you want to wear an NC NOW or a Women’s March On Raleigh t-shirt to the healthcare event – order one at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/wear-your-memory-womens-march-wmor-t-shirts-available/. We have some at the NC NOW office in Raleigh.

5) May 25, 2017, Independent Judiciary Town Hall, 6:30pm-8:30pm

The General Assembly has been waging a War on an Independent Judiciary in North Carolina, and this will be the topic of the town hall meeting organized by Rep. Joe John, a former judge.

This event includes an expert panel in former Judge Doug McCullough (who resigned from the Court of Appeals because of this “War”), Melissa Boughton (a NC Policy Watch reporter who has covered this issue extensively), and Buddy Wester (a former NC Bar Association President and a member of its Judicial Independence Committee). 

Location: Temple Beth Or, 5315 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh NC

Find more information and sign up for the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2281226495436050/

6) Jun 3, 2017 – Get Elected Locally” training – Winston-Salem

Lillians List is offering a one day intensive training focused on the fundamentals of winning a local campaign on June 3, 2017 in Winston-Salem from 9:00am-4:30pm  for any woman interested in running for local office. 

Participants will learn the nuts and bolts of building a strong campaign from the ground up. Skills covered include: Developing a campaign plan, Crafting your message, Utilizing polling, Communication strategies, Building a network, Effective fundraising, Budgeting, Voter contact, NC Campaign finance laws and much more! The tuition for this training is $50 to cover food, refreshments, and materials.

Apply for Get Elected Locally today! Register here.

7) Jun 17, 2017 – Feminist 5K – Raleigh NC

You can run/walk/roll your way on this 5 kilometer path which begins and ends in Chavis Park in Raleigh.

Early Registration is on or before May 17. Register by June 1 to get a free t-shirt. NC NOW members get a discount. Proceeds benefit the Women’s center of Wake County. NC NOW is a co-sponsor.

Feminist 5K Flyer
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8) Jun 30-Jul 2, 2017 – National NOW Conference in Orlando FL

The conference theme is “NOT BACKING DOWN – Rising Together.” This is an elections conference, and new officers will be chosen.

Find more information and links to registration, agenda, workshops, etc. at http://now.org/conference/ . Robin Davis is presenting at one of the workshops.

Members get a better rate, and any member can do sliding scale. But even member standard rate isn’t too bad. The non-member standard rate is $40 more, so it would be totally worth joining for anyone going to the conference. Also, NOW’s rules were changed at the New Orleans bylaws conference in 2015, so a member no longer has to be a delegate to be able to vote. 


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