College women still need to worry about major issues – safety on and off campus, being treated fairly, being paid fairly, health care coverage, and what happens when they decide to have children. Many don’t realize that the only right guaranteed for women in the Constitution is the right to vote. The Equal Means Equal documentary shows the real status of women, and is being shown at college campuses around NC in September, 2017.
Recap of successful event on sexual assault on campus which featured documentary subject Annie Clark. What you can do now to reach and protect more students, parents and grandparents. Awareness is key to fix the system that puts students in such danger in the first place. Mostly but not only females are attacked.
Charlotte NOW participated in the Charlotte March for Education held at Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte on Saturday, Jul 22. Similar marches were held in Washington DC and around the country. There was a very enthusiastic group of supporters on a very hot summer day. Melba Evans spoke on behalf of the Charlotte NOW chapter.
Community forum sharing stories from immigrant students, families and advocates about danger in schools, increased racist incidents, and what we can do about it.
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.
Not only did the Senate run past 3am on 5/12/17, but the Senate retaliated by targetting school children for being delayed from passing their version of the budget. Read more about the Senate’s budget, which includes a billion-dollar tax cut package, and next steps for the budget, at North Carolina NOW Legislative Update 15.14May17. You’ll also find updates on ERA, Lawsuits, and our bill tracking.
Lots of events from which to choose this week – one more tax rally in Wilmington, an education rally in Raleigh, a panel on immigration and what people can do, and the March for Science on April 22 in Raleigh. Also see great signs from Tax Marches last weekend, and why a grad student is marching for Science.
No excuse for skipping town hall meetings – Senator Tillis needs to step up.
Town halls absent Senators Burr, Tillis and Congressman Holding in have been orderly affairs in the Triangle. No shouting. People waiting their turns to share concerns and fears on variety of issues, including immigration, antisemitism, islamophobia, ACA, gun control, education, reproductive rights, and more. People wonder why their representatives are not attending in person or holding their own.
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.