Tuesday, 11/6/18, was a historic day! More women ran for office in 2018 than ever before and more women won! Voters were determined more than ever to elect feminists to positions of leadership. We have ushered in the most diverse Congress in history with huge wins for women, minorities and LGBTQ. Thank you to all who canvassed, made phone calls, wrote letters, protested, marched, walked out, showed up, voted and got up every day exhausted, but found the strength to go on. With examples. Thanks, Melba Evans, President of Charlotte NOW.
Read about next #StopKavanaugh rally at Senator Thom Tillis’ office in Raleigh, including the media advisory. See pictures of some of our sheroes and heroes who went to protest and got arrested at the confirmation hearings. Some got arrested multiple times!
Announcing keynote speaker for NC NOW State Conference on 10/20/18, in Raleigh.
Events around the state starting 9/4/18, timed with the start of confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for US Supreme Court. Kavanaugh is an extremist and would be devastating to all kinds of people and the environment. Link to action as well.
How Trump Administration changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to Title X will hurt women. Here are many things people may not realize about women and health insurance. You will be shocked that women were charged more as a matter of course (called gender rating) and what was considered a pre-existing condition before ACA. You will also be shocked what this domestic Gag Rule will do.
The National Organization for Women, in conjunction with the Feminist Majority Foundation, sponsored a one – day summit and congressional briefing in DC to address sexual harassment and assault in the workplace and schools,
#EnoughIsEnough. The goal of the summit was to have speakers from all walks of life – legislators, activists, academics and survivors – explore various facets of sexual violence in workplaces and in schools. The speakers would address needed improvements in law and policy, recommendations for the most effective methods in preventing and dealing with sexual violence, and strategies to craft a more survivor-centric legal system.
The first panel was a who’s who of legal minds from national organizations! The second panel looked at state laws (see photo). The third panel was about campus safety and Title IX. The lunchtime speaker spoke about reinstating VAWA. The fourth panel focused on sexual harassment in the workplace.
Read about it here.
Attorney Patricia Bradley gave the Fayetteville NOW chapter wonderful insight into the many ways the comprehensive federal law Title IX protects against discrimination, how the reporting and prosecuting systems work, and actions we can take.
The Equal Means Equal documentary is being shown in Smithfield, NC on December 4, 2017. Join NC NOW’s president for a discussion session after the film.
Stop rush of Trump’s judiciary candidates, and sordid history of Senator Burr and the Eastern North Carolina Federal Judgeship.
National figures are joining us in Chapel Hill for a campus showing of Equal Means Equal. Jessica Neuwirth (ERA Coalition), Eleanor Smeal (Feminist Majority Foundation/Ms. Magazine) and Nevada State Senator Pat Spearman are guest panelists for the Campus 4 ERA launch on Fri., Sept. 15, 2017. Details are below. The event is open to the public, free admission. More information on flyer.