Pro-choice Signature Ad Packet Delivery and Letter – 4/14/21

NC NOW members delivered the pro-choice signature ad packets to all of our representatives in the NC House and NC Senate on Monday, 3/25/19. The packets included a copy of the pro-choice signature ad that we ran in Indy Week in January (as we do every year), and a letter from NC NOW.

Take Action On ERA – Contact House by 3/17/21, Then Contact Senate

There is progress on the ERA and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA). We are receiving updates on the ERA bill from a NOW taskforce on ERA as well as our homegrown ERA-NC Alliance, of which NC NOW is a part. The House is planning to vote on removing the ERA time limit and also on the improved Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) the same day. Here are actions you can take on ERA.

Articles on National Issues To Catch – ERA, #RealityWinner, #MilitaryMeToo, More – 2/27/21

Don’t want to lose access to these important articles on national issues which were posted on the NC NOW facebook page. Topics here include another big push on Military to address massive sexual assault disaster, what would ensure the ERA reaches its equality potential, how Biden Administration should move ahead with very high approval ratings on policies, how a Senator is holding up Biden’s cabinet nominees by applying a double standard, how Biden needs to free Reality Winner, and ICE targetting progressive sheriffs around the state with billboards

NC NOW Legislative Update #2 in 2021 – 2/8/21

See NC NOW’s first legislative update of the session, courtesy of NC NOW’s Robin Davis. It begins as follows.

“The North Carolina General Assembly is back in session. That means, pay attention because your life, your liberties, and your rights are on the line.”

NC NOW Legislative Update #1 in 2021 – 2/1/21

See NC NOW’s first legislative update of the session, courtesy of NC NOW’s Robin Davis. It begins as follows.

“The North Carolina General Assembly is back in session. That means, pay attention because your life, your liberties, and your rights are on the line.”

McGuire: ERA Activities in NC – Fall 2020

Exciting news and opportunities on upcoming ERA activities this fall from NC NOW and AAUW-NC member Denny McGuire.  She writes, “This is still a work in process but the bones are strong.” The ERA-NC Alliance is partnering with VoteEquality.US, which is taking its glammed-up ERA RV throughout North Carolina in September, October and November 2020.

A Look At Women’s Equality Day at the 100th Anniversary of Suffrage

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 19th Amendment prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex, although women of color were still denied that right for other reasons for decades after 1920. The National Organization for Women was part of getting “Women’s Equality Day” declared with a massive protest on the 50th anniversary of adoption of the 19th amendment. Congresswoman Bella Abzug introduced the bill to get the holiday declared in 1971. The 100th anniversary leads to other questions – like what other legal protections do women need?

In 2020, NC Needs To Follow Virginia’s Lead

Do you know how well Virginia has done with turning things around? They were in the same sinking terrible boat that we were in 2011 after terrible election in 2010. They are in excellent shape now, in 2020. VA has elected the most women to the VA Legislature in their history!  They’ve already passed laws to reverse some damage done AND RATIFIED THE Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)! This is a story of hope and an inspiration for people to vote. NC needs to follow their lead. That depends on us and others like us!

Upcoming events – May and June, 2020

Here are some upcoming events in May and June 2020, and some past events that you can watch online. Chapel Hill NOW is sponsoring the Breaking the Silence event on May 16. Look for a press release. Charlotte NOW is cosponsoring a women’s roundtable event in Charlotte on Jun 2. With so many events online, you can watch them at your convenience!

Virtual Campus ERA Day National Event- April 27,2020

The ERA Coalition and ERA-NC Alliance partners (including NC NOW) would like to invite you to the Fourth Annual Campus Equal Rights Amendment Day taking place on April 27, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 pm EST at Roosevelt House, Hunter College. Join from where you are via Zoom. This program is designed to accommodate students all across the country. Feel free to forward and share with any students and teachers you know who may be interested.