Every town hall is a unique experience. The Voice of Domestic Violence Town Hall in Winston Salem on 4/11/19 included experts, past victims, current warriors with powerful stories and valuable information to share! Read a summary of their words here.
The weekly Tuesdays With Tillis protests continue into and beyond the 116th consecutive week of rallies around Senator Thom Tillis’ office in Raleigh. The topic on Tuesday, April 9, was the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). NC NOW President Gailya Paliga was one of the speakers, but messages about violence against women and women rising up were also conveyed through song and chants.
Congress is in the process of reauthorizing the 25 year old Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) this spring (April 2019). VAWA expired last fall, when Congress was distracted with other issues. Here is some background on VAWA and on changes to improve it in 2019.
April is #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth and women and women’s organizations including NOW are urging Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women’s Act, VAWA. The bill is #HR1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. Learn about it here and see what you can do to help move #VAWA along.
Press Advisory for 2019 Raleigh Women’s March on 1/26/19 and for planned press conference for women’s march on 1/23/19. Includes speakers, performers, steering committee and hashtags.
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.
Quotes from some of the speakers and performers at the 2019 Raleigh Women’s March. Such impressive speakers and would prefer to be able to capture each speech, but here are some pearls of wisdom.
People pour in to Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall on 2/18/19 and are riveted by shocking realities of what women (and other victims) in NC face. The impetus for the Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall was a restraining order against Rep. Cody Henson that it took almost a year for his wife to get. But this story was the tip of the iceberg as experts and victims talked about the realities of violence against women, domestic violence in North Carolina, how things are worse for victims in small towns, and victims in different communities (like the African American community).
Second version of Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall press release – this one included impetus for event (almost a year to get a restraining order against Rep. Cody Henson), and speakers.
Press Release on Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall Event in Brevard, NC on 2/18/19. NC NOW (National Organization for Women), SAFE Transylvania, and Progress NC have come together to bring community awareness to the serious issue of domestic violence, also highlighting issues that victims in rural counties face.