Media Advisory: NC NOW to Hold Virtual State Conference on 10/15/21-10/16/21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACTS: ·        Nancy Cook, Administrative Officer, NC National Organization for Women, nancyclarkcook@yahoo.com ·        Gailya Paliga, President, NC National Organization for Women, nownorthcarolina@gmail.com ***Media Advisory***NC NOW to Hold Virtual State Conference This Weekend Raleigh, NC, October 11, 2021 – The North Carolina National Organization for Women (NC NOW)Continue reading “Media Advisory: NC NOW to Hold Virtual State Conference on 10/15/21-10/16/21”

NC NOW 2021 State Conference Panels

The 2021 NC NOW State Conference includes two panels, one on Friday evening and one on Saturday morning.   More detailed information on panelists is in the conference program.

2021 State Conference – Standing Strong NOW!

While it’s been over one hundred years since women won the right to vote, the fight for gender equality continues. Women’s reproductive rights are attacked, Black maternal health is terrible, and NC now ranks worst state in the US for wages, worker protection, and especially for women. We continue standing strong for policies that will improve women’s lives. Join us!

Make Women’s Equality Day 2021 Count – ERA Rally in Raleigh on Aug 26!

ERA-NC Alliance and lead organizations like NC NOW have organized an exciting and fun ERA rally emphasizing the INequalities that women still face and how ERA could address them. We are calling this a Women’s INequality Event, since the day is dedicated to remembering when some women, not all women, got the right to voteContinue reading “Make Women’s Equality Day 2021 Count – ERA Rally in Raleigh on Aug 26!”

North Carolina NOW Legislative Update #16 – 17 May 2021

There was a lot of frantic activity at the legislature this week because Thursday was the crossover deadline.  A bill must pass either the House or the Senate before the crossover deadline to remain alive.  There are exceptions, most notably appropriations bills (any bill that contains an appropriation), but generally this rule holds true.  The two very bad abortion bills are still alive and a handful of good bills made the deadline. 

Act NOW to End the Black Maternal Health Care Crisis!

North Carolina has a Black maternal health crisis in as well as gaps in reproductive health care that was further exposed during the pandemic. The maternal death rate is especially high in North Carolina. North Carolina ranks 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. North Carolina NOW supports the passage of the North Carolina Momnibus Act  (SB632/HB 507) that targets the Black maternal health crisis in the state and addresses the gaps in reproductive health care during the pandemic. Here is an action for you to take to push our representatives to end the Black maternal health crisis NOW!

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. This summary talks about the state bill to address the Black maternal health crisis, and that followup legislation and appropriations will be required following data and research. Other major changes in health care will also be required, such as expanding Medicaid.