Kathy Greggs, a US Army combat veteran from Fayetteville, went to the Legislature to speak to the state House Appropriations Committee for Health and Human Services to urge lawmakers to expand Medicaid, expand workers’ rights, and pass affordable housing protections. Although Greggs and others were able to sign up to speak, they were told they couldn’t speak. Greggs didn’t accept that. Here is what happened.
Thousands of women and allies, including many children, went to the 4th Annual Women’s March in Raleigh on Sunday, 1/26/20. Most had signs on posters, on their shirts or other clothes. Some wore pink pussy hats, even on the mild sunny day (54 in January!) The event began with a march starting at the Legislative Building (the people’s house) and all the way around Halifax Mall, led by some of the organizers chanting. People surged in to Halifax Mall, still chanting!
2019 Women’s March plans around NC. 4 marches and a bus! Dates vary but all are in January. Allows you opportunities to attend one or more of the women’s marches.
Join the National Organization for Women (NOW) for a five-day event in Washington, DC from April 23-27. The NOW Civic Days event includes a lobby day at the Capitol on April 26, and an #EnoughIsEnough Summit on April 25. Register at http://bit.ly.2ost31x.
Raleigh, Durham and NC NOW had the chance to participate in WomenNC’s Annual Local to Global Celebration honoring Juanita Bryant and celebrating International Women’s Day in Raleigh on March 8, 2018. Read about event, speakers, research and honoree.