38 States Ratified ERA, Now What (2020)?

The ERA billboards that were posted around NC last year are still true – 4.2 million women live in NC. Zero have equal rights. Counting girls as well as women, the statement becomes 5.2 millions women and girls live in NC. Zero have equal rights. Thanks to women in Virginia, 38 of 38 states needed have ratified the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) as of January 2020 , and there have been developments on a few fronts. This is a review and an update on what is happening now.

Fayetteville NOW Offering Court Watch Training on 11/20/19

Fayetteville NOW has an on-going court watch program in which they observe mostly domestic violence cases.  Fayetteville NOW Court Watchers are required to be NOW members, attend a training session and go to court with a NOW Court Watcher and submit a report to be certified.  Once certified, we ask that watchers attend court at least once a month and submit a report afterwards. Fayetteville NOW is offering a Court Watch Training on Wednesday, November 20, at 10:00 am. More information here.

Equal Means Equal Screening and Discussion – 9/17/19

If you have not seen this important documentary, Equal Means Equal, now is your chance! If you’ve only seen it once, you may want to see it again. It shows us the real situation of women in the United States. Very intense. We will discuss afterward.

De Pas: Shocking VAWA Statistics; US Senators, Do Your Job!

Shocking statistics on violence against women and men. Here are some improvements in reauthorization bill, which already passed the US House? Why is US Senate holding up reauthorization? We must hold Congress accountable.

NC NOW Newsletter Available – January/February/March 2019

The January, February and March 2019 newsletter is available. January and February have been a whirlwind of activity – 6 women’s marches around the state, getting people to other marches, NC NOW’s annual pro-choice signature ad, and organizing other events and advocacy days. Also, strong reactions to administration activities and lawmakers.

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.

Insightful #BelieveWomen Posts on Social Media

Capturing some great posts about the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. #Kavanaugh testifies tomorrow. Crazy way to handle these accusations which are part of basically Kavanaugh’s job interview. As his potential employer, I’d be running like the wind to get away from him. But also, there are 5 major different accusations against Kavanaugh, each of which has other related witnesses. Just talking to the first woman, with no witnesses and no plans to talk to other people, is completely insufficient for any investigation.