Welcome the new year with hope and ACTIVISM!
1. Monday, January 1, 2018 – Celebrating 2017 as A Year Of Resistance in Wilmington
Women Organizing For Wilmington are celebrating “2017: A Year of Resistance” on Monday, Jan 1, 2018. 12 noon at 102 N. Third Street. Rain or Snow! More at https://www.facebook.com/events/944526919027672/.
2. Help with the planning of Women’s March Anniversary events around NC
Winston-Salem meets every Monday, Raleigh meets every Tuesday up to the Jan 20, 2018 marches. Contact organizers through the events. See event listing at Women’s March Anniversary Events (2018) in NC.
3. Tuesdays With Tillis weekly protests in Raleigh
Starting off on January 2, 2018 at the Federal Building at 310 New Bern Ave, in Raleigh. 11:30am-12:30pm. Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
4. Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in Raleigh – #ClassSizeChaos Public Education Advocacy Day
There will be a public education/#ClassSizeChaos advocacy day at NC General Assembly in Raleigh on Jan 10, at 9am. Hosted by Public Schools First NC, NC Justice Center, and NC Association of Educators. More at “Advocacy Day to combat #ClassSizeChaos.” I would say to ‘wear red for ed!.’
5. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – Fair Courts Day of Action, in Raleigh
PLEASE plan to attend this Fair Courts Citizen Action Day on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Bicentennial Mall/across from the NC General Assembly in Raleigh! We MUST stand up against the NC Legislature’s attacks upon our independent NC Courts!
Transportation is available for people living in Asheville and Charlotte (through the organizers).
6. Saturday, January 13, 2018 – multiple events around the state
a. Counter protest to anti-abortion rally in Raleigh
Clinic escorts and pro-choice friends at Triangle Choice are doing a counter protest to an anti-abortion protest in Raleigh on 1/13/18. “The counter protest has been a small but mighty event, showing anti-abortion demonstrators, the media, and the public that we won’t be intimidated into silence about our support for abortion access. This year, let’s turn out a strong showing!”
What: Abortion Access Dance Party and Counter Protest
When: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 12:30-2:30pm
Where: East Lane and Wilmington Streets, Raleigh
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1480692032018504/
b. Fayetteville NOW is marching in Fayetteville’s MLK event on Saturday, January 13, 12pm.
c. Charlotte NOW is marching in Charlotte’s MLK march on Saturday, January 13, 10am-12pm.
This year, Charlotte NOW will join with Healthcare Justice NC to march in the parade. National NOW supports the efforts of Healthcare Justice and Medicare for ALL.
“A Charlotte tradition since 1981, the MLK Holiday Parade in Uptown Charlotte includes more than 100 community organizations, marching bands, floats and dance performers.”
Charlotte NOW is having a sign making party on January 17.
d. NC NOW President is speaking at a Medicare For All rally in Durham about upcoming women’s march anniversary events around the state
Go to the rally to show your support for Medicare for All and learn what a just, humane and cost-effective healthcare system could look like in our country.
National NOW’s position from the early 1990s has been to support single payer health care (and Medicare for All is an implementation of that). Most recently, NOW has been encouraging members to oppose repeal of the ACA and to object to Trump’s expanded religious/moral exemption for companies to deny employees contraceptive insurance coverage. More bad things may be in the works with possible cuts to Medicaid funds or block-granting, cuts to Medicare and the continuing failure of Congress to reauthorize the CHIP (Child Health Insurance) program.
7. Monday, January 15, 2018 – Annual Martin Luther King Junior March in Raleigh
What: 38th Annual MLK Memorial DayMarch
Where: Departs from State Capitol Building, Edenton Street Side, Downtown Raleigh
Time: 10:00am- March Assembly and Line up Begins
11:00am – March Step-Off
Raleigh NOW members will march this year as every year. Join us! We have a nice purple banner made just last year for the Women’s March.
There is a weekend full of events planned with the Martin Luther King Jr holiday. In Raleigh, see http://trianglemlk.com/programs-events/
8. Saturday, January 20, 2018 – now SEVEN Women’s March Anniversary Events around NC!!
See event listings at Women’s March Anniversary Events (2018) in NC and Two more Women’s March Anniversary Events – Wilmington and Fayetteville. Plus Hillsborough is doing a march and rally (new to me!). Also includes events in Raleigh, Triad, Asheville and Charlotte.
9. Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – Stand Up For Choice in NC
Get your name in our pro-choice signature ad which runs in the Indy to commemorate the Roe v. Wade anniversary which gave women control over their own bodies. Names are due by January 15, 2018.
Sign up online or using a form at Join on Pro-choice Signature Ad (January 2018).
10. Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6:30pm – LWVODC: A Path To Safety
Program on Domestic Violence and the Immigrant Community, from the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties. Looks great!
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Chapel Hill Public Library, located at 100 Library Drive
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties’ Violence Against Women Action Team and Immigration Study Group
Featured speaker Jorgelina Araneda has been an immigration attorney for more than 23 years and is a Board Certified Specialist in immigration law. Ms. Araneda works at Araneda & Stroud Immigration Law Group in Raleigh, handling all aspects of immigration, including civil and criminal litigation.