The second Silent Sentinels vigil was done in conjunction with Women’s Advocacy Day, Apr 21, 2015.encourage Judiciary I to move the House ERA bill (H166) along. The second vigil was held in front of the office of the Vice Chair of Judiciary I. Last time it was held in front of the Chair of Judiciary I’s office. Next time – on to the Senate to help S184!
Our ERA Silent Sentinels Vigil is in the news! We’re having another vigil on 4/21/15 at 2pm, after Women’s Advocacy Day (WAD). More on both here!
Join NC NOW and NC4ERA on 4/21/15 at 2pm as a ‘Silent Sentinel’ to encourage the Judiciary Committee to move HB166 Equal Rights Amendment out of committee. Sign this petition whether you can join us in person or only in spirit!
Sign a petition to move NC’s ERA bills along – at change.org! Learn about the Silent Sentinels protest we did on 4/14/15.
Many opportunities to participate – in person and from your computer. There are rallies, a Silent Sentinals action, easy actions to take from home, Women’s Advocacy Day, and Pro-choice Signature Ad delivery. These are all in April, 2015.
Many people today take for granted that equal rights between men and women are enshrined in the U.S. Constitution – and are shocked when they learn that they are not. To this day, the right to vote is the only right guaranteed to the women. And women make up more than 50% of the U.S.Continue reading “Simple Justice, Long Overdue – Why We Need ERA Now!”
Two snowstorms this week are wreaking havoc on planned women’s events (and our lives!). NC Women United’s Women’s Advocacy Day had to be cancelled on Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 due to an unexpected snowstorm that caught even the weather forecasters by surprise. In fact, roads weren’t brined and schools weren’t cancelled until after the school busses wereContinue reading “Snow cancels women’s events this week”
Although the short session has been fascinating, a legislative update wouldn’t be complete without including the 3 monumentally disastrous Supreme Court cases that were decided within a week (Jun 26, 2014 to June 30, 2014), all of which hurt women. First, the Supreme Court ruled on the abortion clinic buffer zone case, McCullen v. Coakley.Continue reading “FB: 3 Monumentally Disastrous SCOTUS Rulings – for Women, 7/14/14”
It is hard to comprehend how much damage NC’s Conservative lawmakers did during the 2013 legislative session. The war on women may not have been what the NC General Assembly (NCGA) intended, but a war on women has been waged! The NCGA has dismantled much of women’s rights progress of the last 50 years! WomenContinue reading “Women remember what happened in 2013!”