Budget, ALEC, Bad Vouchers Ruling, Redistricting – 24th Legislative Update

NC NOW’s 24th Legislative Update includes budget, ALEC, bad vouchers ruling, confederate flag bill signed, Greensboro redistricting case. Update was mailed on 7/25/15.

NC NOW Newsletter – August 2015

The August 2015 NC NOW Newsletter shows upcoming events and new articles on Sandra Bland, budget threatening 8,592 more TAs and keeping public school staff and children in limbo, push to expand Medicaid, and new study showing the vast majority of women do NOT regret having abortions.

The Economics of Education – Report on forum at NCCU on 2/3/15

I had attended a forum on ‘the economics of education’ which was held at NCCU in Durham on Tuesday, 2/3/15.  4 school district superintendents talked about their schools, funding and the state of public education in their districts and around the state. The main message for me is ‘Our children and our teachers deserve better’. TheContinue reading “The Economics of Education – Report on forum at NCCU on 2/3/15”

FB: Even expanding Medicaid this late would only help NC!

Posted on the NC NOW facebook page on May 4, 2014. Good news, surprising only to these doomsayers. The bigger boon to NC would be expanding Medicaid. The BILLIONS of DOLLARS in FEDERAL MONEY would provide health care for working people (many single moms), freeing up money for their local communities. The FEDERAL MONEY wouldContinue reading “FB: Even expanding Medicaid this late would only help NC!”

Why you should vote!

Women made up 54% of the early voters, according to “NC Nears End of 2014’s In Person Early Voting”, 10/31/14.  This is interesting, since women make up 54% of registered voters in NC.  I thought the stats for women would be higher, since women’s bodies and support programs and income were targeted in so many legislative billsContinue reading “Why you should vote!”

What you can do to get out the vote NOW!

Vote yourself! Be sure to check NC NOW PAC and NOW PAC’s endorsements at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/nc-national-organization-for-women-announces-general-election-endorsements/ Motivate others to vote! NC NOW set up phone banking opportunities this Tuesday and Thursday around the state. We have phone banking sites for this Tuesday, Oct 28, and Thursday, Oct 30, in 5 cities. Over 100 thousand people votedContinue reading “What you can do to get out the vote NOW!”

NC NOW Conference Pictures and Summary

“Demand Justice for Women NOW” was the theme for our 2014 NC NOW State Conference, which we held in at the Chapel Hill Friends Meeting building. We had members from across NC, from Fayetteville to Asheville.  Three life members of NOW attended – Jan Allen, Mandy Carter and Margaret Mays.

Which issues matter most to you?

The NC NOW Legislative Agenda for 2014/2015 is developed with input from NC NOW members.  The agenda outlines the organization’s public policy priorities. To determine these priorities we had asked NC NOW chapters to network with their members and complete the survey below identifying priorities. We will also check on priorities at the conference, afterContinue reading “Which issues matter most to you?”

Demand Justice For Women NOW! 10/11/14

Demand Justice for Women NOW! NC NOW State Conference Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 Chapel Hill Friends Meeting Building The NC National Organization For Women conference theme this year is “Demand Justice for Women NOW!”  Come hear Rep. Pricey Harrison, our excellent and exciting keynote speaker.  Rep. Harrison has proven commitment to women and the environment. Continue reading “Demand Justice For Women NOW! 10/11/14”