8/24/17 – NC NOW Newsletter for Jul/Aug 2017
June and July were full of serious threats to healthcare via slashing or repealing ACA, both from Trump and Congress. 70% of adults on Medicaid are women. 75 million Americans depend on it. Read about how those bills target women more than you may know—on pg 4.
Read about other events in June & July and an action to take on pg 2. The Feminist 5K was a great success. The Young Feminist Committee of Fayetteville NOW’s held its first event on Jul 1. The second is planned for Sep. 2.
Read about and take action on the outrageous attacks on the first woman to hold statewide executive office in NC, Secretary Of State Elaine Marshall.
“Tuesdays with Tillis” highlight a different topic every week. NC NOW and others spoke on the devastation Trumpcare would cause on Jul 11. Senator Tillis’ office is reacting to continued protests—both on pg 2.
August 26 is Women’s Equality Day—read about it on pg 3. Learn other rights women don’t have at Equal Means Equal showings around state—both community showings and campus showings on pg 5. The campus showings are in September, and include a special one on Sept. 15 with ERA powerhouses, including Feminist Majority Foundation President, Ellie Smeal.