Category Archives: Black Lives Matter

North Carolina NOW Legislative Update #12 – 19 April 2021

North Carolina NOW Legislative Update #12
19 April 2021

Black Maternal Health Week was observed in North Carolina with the introduction of Senate Bill 632,/House Bill 507, the North Carolina Momnibus Act, that targets the Black maternal health crisis in the state and addresses the gaps in reproductive health care during the pandemic.  The maternal death rate is especially high in North Carolina.  We rank 30th out of the 50 states.  Nationally Black women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues than white or Hispanic women.  The United States has the highest maternal death rate of all the Western democracies, and, most alarmingly, the rate has been rising.

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NC NOW President Speaking At Asheville NOW Women’s March – now 9/21/20

(Updated on 5/20/20)

The Asheville Women’s March organizers are doing an online rally and concert on September 21, 2020 at 9:00pm to encourage voting in this all important election, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the 19th amendment, to life up voices of organizers and to share the joy of music. They made some changes to do a tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the wake of her passing on Sep. 18.

When: Monday, September 21, 9:00pm-10:15pm
Where: Streaming on Youtube at Weblink: https://youtu.be/Iz4NF7y_vk4
or at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJcZZVaciug or find latest address at
www.womensmarchonasheville.com
Who: Speakers represent Planned Parenthood, NC NOW, Immigration Rights, Black Lives Matter, ERA-NC Alliance, religious leaders, and local elected officials.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/301722794494573/
Watch it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWIHl2qkitk&feature=youtu.be

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Summer 2020 Articles: Military #MeToo, Breonna Taylor, Campus Rape Now Easier, More

Here are some recent articles that may interest you on the topics of  a military #metoo movement, murder of Breonna Taylor, how Campus Rape is now easier to get away with due to bad changes to rules of Title IX, how Covid-19 is Seriously Impacting Women’s Reproductive Health, and more.

Campus Rape Now Easier

You may have missed this one on what Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has done for campus rapists and how she’s changed Title IX rules. Title IX is the federal law which protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Anna Lynch writes, “How did the Department of Education become a protection racket for college campus abusers? Let’s break it down from the beginning.”  See
The Department of Education is a Protection Racket,” 8/5/20.

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NC NOW Statement on George Floyd Murder and Changes Needed

The tragic murder of George Floyd and the murders of numerous other men, women and children of color at the hands of the police and citizen vigilantes makes clear that we live in a system of white supremacy.  North Carolina NOW (National Organization for Women) and its affiliate chapters stand with the NAACP, Black Lives Matter, Say Her Name, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and other organizations and movements demanding racial justice. To remain silent is to be complicit in the continuation of systemic racism. 

Raleigh, NC, 5/30/20. Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga

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