Speech by NC NOW President Gailya Paliga, given at Tuesdays With Tillis event on 5/22/18. Topics the Trump Administration’s latest attack on women and Planned Parenthood. Topics at the event were this new domestic gag rule and Crisis Pregnancy Centers.
Raleigh NOW meeting plans this spring and summer. New meeting place is Cameron Village Library. No meeting in July, as usual.
NC NOW Newsletter for February and March 2018 includes stories of how people in Fayetteville got that untested rape kit inventory done across NC (with Fayetteville NOW’s help), some events around the state (Trauma to Prison Pipeline Report, Title IX at FSU, more), national events on #EnoughIsEnough and the next US Supreme Court case, NIFLA v. Becerra, on what CPCs can say in California. Currently CPCs need to tell the truth in California, and the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates are suing to change that!
The Supreme Court said in November 2017 that it would decide whether it violates free speech guarantees for California to require “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs) to tell patients the truth about access to contraception services and abortion assistance. Opening arguments start this month (March 20, 2018) and pro-choice activists will be there to rally on the side of truth!! One day trip.
Join us at our 2017 State Conference on Saturday, Oct 21, 2017, from 9am-4pm. We have exciting speakers and interesting workshops. Come get excited and get some skills. We are Mobilizing Women NOW!
The NC Budget is bad for women and the state. This budget intensifies the attack on women’s reproductive rights by appropriating $2.6 million to crisis pregnancy centers over a two-year period. It discontinues health care benefits for retired state workers and teachers. It removes a major benefit of working for the state – state employees (including teachers) hired after January 2021 will no longer receive health insurance benefits. In addition, this budget continues the disturbing practice of including policy that has never voted on in the budget. In general, the Republican policy of tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy along with cuts to programs that benefit low income citizens continues in this budget.
The NC House finished its budget so now is time for budget negotiations between House and Senate. Update on SCOTUS ruling on NC’s gerrymandering case and another case.