Again in 2018, citizens have the opportunity to publicly show their respect for and appreciation of Science in the face of the Trump administration’s demonstrated disdain for Science. Some cities are hosting Marches for Science this year – Raleigh and Greensboro NC on April 14, 2018 for sure. Western NC has an option in SC on April 21, 2018. Female and male scientists are featured. The Raleigh March For Science includes special activities for children.
Here is another opportunity to see Equal Means Equal documentary on the real situation of women in the US. Free showing in Northeast Raleigh on 11/10/17.
We have 3 actions to take on national issues. Oppose the House Budget which slashes trillions of dollars from healthcare, food and income assistance, education and more. Oppose HR 38 – giving domestic violence offenders the right to stalk and kill their intimate partners across state lines! Oppose HR 36 – another abortion ban.
While even President Trump described the House Trumpcare bill as ‘mean,’ his colorful verdict is an uncommon understatement as it applies to the House and Senate bills’ treatment of women’s healthcare. Trumpcare is ‘cruel’ to women, and especially harsh to North Carolinians.
Community forum sharing stories from immigrant students, families and advocates about danger in schools, increased racist incidents, and what we can do about it.
Take action on devastating Trumpcare/AHCA bill. . It will devastate those who will no longer be able to afford health care, those kicked off Medicaid, those with pre-existing conditions. The CBO estimated over 24 MILLION PEOPLE would lose health care based on the March 2017 version of this bill – which got worse, not better.
Prof. Gene Nichol really inspired a High School student who went with NC NOW to see Nichol speak on income inequality. The student wrote a paragraph on his experience which began, “I learned so much from a man I knew so little about, that man’s name was Gene R. Nichol.” Read more here.
Why did Senators Burr and Tillis completely ignore their responsibilities and their constituents’ calls and vote for Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary? Here are some problems with DeVos and some history with Burr and Tillis blocking and stonewalling well-qualified African American women nominees in the past.
Trying to keep track of press coverage of the WMOR during and after the march. Attendance estimates are now up to 40,000 based on people studying and estimating based on pictures of the actual march. Thanks to Sarah Moncelle for putting this together at https://womensmarchonraleigh.org/press/.
Report of Fayetteville NOW’s an annual wreath-laying ceremony to promote better awareness of domestic violence. This is the eighth year that Fayetteville NOW has done this ceremony and lays a wreath on the grave where domestic violence victim Beryl Mitchell is buried. Fayetteville NOW has a long history of working against violence against women in concrete ways.