Upcoming Events in Early 2020 with Fayetteville NOW

Please join Fayetteville NOW with any or all of the following events including a Roe v. Wade anniversary event on 1/13/20, an event on organizing against racism on 1/16/20, and the 21st annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Reception event on 2/20/20.

Upcoming Fayetteville NOW Events – Dec. 2019 – Jan. 2020

Upcoming events with Fayetteville Chapter of NOW for December 2019 through January 2020.  Saturday December 7,  11:00 am, Lafayette Memorial Park, 2301 Ramsey Street.  Wreath Laying on the Grave of Beryl Mitchell – victim of Domestic Violence (DV).  To raise awareness of DV.  We’ll go to lunch afterwards.  Contact Roberta at rwaddle@nc.rr.com. Read about thisContinue reading “Upcoming Fayetteville NOW Events – Dec. 2019 – Jan. 2020”

De Pas: Shocking VAWA Statistics; US Senators, Do Your Job!

Shocking statistics on violence against women and men. Here are some improvements in reauthorization bill, which already passed the US House? Why is US Senate holding up reauthorization? We must hold Congress accountable.

Some Inspiring and Some Maddening Documentaries to See

Feminist documentaries to see, including “Seeing Allred” (about women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred), Equal Means Equal, RBG, Trapped, and more.

#StopTheBans Event Summaries from Around NC – May 2019

Here are some pictures and links to media on events around the state. NOW activist spoke and were interviewed at different events. For specifics on each event, see previous post, “Find a Stop Abortion Bans Protest Near You! 5/21/19”.

Owens: There Is No Cycle Of Abuse

Domestic Violence expert Julie Owens talks about how outdated the cycle theory of abuse is. People use the “Power and Control Wheel” graphic because we understand DV much, much better after decades of work with victims, and learning from them. Read more here.

NC NOW Legislative Update #12 – 22 April 2019

NC NOW Legislative Update #12 has some good news following bad news last week. Governor Cooper has vetoed an anti-abortion bill that was rushed through the legislature last week, and it will be difficult for Republican supporters to override it. Also, a judge ruled that Rev. William Barber can no longer be banned from the legislative building in time for the Teacher’s March and Rally on May 1. More bills were introduced, again, to fix longstanding problems in NC – Right to Revoke Consent (SB563) and one to handle sexual harassment involving legislators (HB817).

About the Violence Against Women Act

Congress is in the process of reauthorizing the 25 year old Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) this spring (April 2019). VAWA expired last fall, when Congress was distracted with other issues. Here is some background on VAWA and on changes to improve it in 2019.

Help pass #VAWA in 2019

April is #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth and women and women’s organizations including NOW are urging Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women’s Act, VAWA. The bill is #HR1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. Learn about it here and see what you can do to help move #VAWA along.

NC NOW Legislative Update #8 – 25 March 2019 – Modernizing Sexual Assault Laws

This week saw important actions on bills pertaining to sexual assault and rape.  Finally some progress on modernizing sexual assault laws. HB393 tightens North Carolina law concerning how sexual assault is defined and prosecuted, allow sexual abuse to be investigated sooner, and increase the chances that that prosecution could result in a conviction. Carolina Public Press released their research in a series of articles focusing on sexual assault victims and inconsistent conviction rates of rapists. This bill would address some of the problems outlined.