2019 Raleigh Women’s March Speakers and Quotes

Quotes from some of the speakers and performers at the 2019 Raleigh Women’s March. Such impressive speakers and would prefer to be able to capture each speech, but here are some pearls of wisdom.

Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall – Full House, Shocking Truths, 2/18/19

People pour in to Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall on 2/18/19 and are riveted by shocking realities of what women (and other victims) in NC face. The impetus for the Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall was a restraining order against Rep. Cody Henson that it took almost a year for his wife to get. But this story was the tip of the iceberg as experts and victims talked about the realities of violence against women, domestic violence in North Carolina, how things are worse for victims in small towns, and victims in different communities (like the African American community).

Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall in Brevard – More Speakers, 2/18/19, 6:30pm

Second version of Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall press release – this one included impetus for event (almost a year to get a restraining order against Rep. Cody Henson), and speakers.

Press Release: Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall in Brevard, 2/18/19

Press Release on Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall Event in Brevard, NC on 2/18/19. NC NOW (National Organization for Women), SAFE Transylvania, and Progress NC have come together to bring community awareness to the serious issue of domestic violence, also highlighting issues that victims in rural counties face.

DV Situation Playing Out Now in Western NC, Public Forums Planned

It took nearly a year for the wife of an elected official to get a restraining order against her husband in Western North Carolina. The situation is being revealed in news articles in Transylvania County and Buncombe County. The issue of domestic violence is being explored in public forums, currently planned for February and March of 2019.

DV Town Hall Opens Wider Discussion of Problem, 2/18/19

Big domestic violence (DV) situation in western North Carolina makes people realize how little they know about what DV victims face. NC NOW (National Organization for Women), SAFE Transylvania, and Progress NC have come together to bring community awareness to this very real problem.

Women and Allies Show Strength Again at Raleigh Women’s March on 1/26/19!

Thousands gathered at the NC Legislative Building and in Halifax Mall for the 2019 Raleigh Women’s March on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Summary of event with theme, speakers, performers, signs and more.

Make Your Pro-Choice Statement!

With the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, there is more danger than ever before that Roe v. Wade could be overturned or its application severely restricted. If federal protection for abortion rights is denied or diminished, the battle to defend women’s reproductive rights will shift to the states. Here in North Carolina, the forces for abortion rights have been historically strong, but in this political climate our voices must grow stronger and our support for a woman’s right to choose must become more visible. The pro-choice signature ad is one way to make your support for choice visible.

Kirkendale: Re-energized to Persist at the 2018 NC NOW Conference

Stella Kirkendale writes about her experience at the 2018 NC NOW State Conference, starting with Audrey Muck’s new video on the fight for women’s rights and ERA, our keynote speaker, and other parts of the conference.