Raising Minimum Wage Helps Women More! 3/19/19 Press Conference

Lawmakers, workers, business owners to announce legislation on 3/19/19 raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour over five years, ending sub-minimum wages, repealing exemptions for agricultural and domestic workers. This $15in5 bills has been introduced before in NC, and would help women more than anyone else.

#SaveScotus and #SaveRoe Town Hall Summaries – Aug 2018

The last two town hall events of the #SaveScotus/#SaveRoe across the state were the last week of August, 2018. Here is a summary of both, with pictures.

Protect Food Assistance (SNAP) Rally in Raleigh, 5/8/18

Excited about this event in Raleigh on Tuesday on saving food stamps for those who depend on them. The Farm Bill would hurt so many people.

NC NOW President Gailya Paliga is emcee. Speakers include Beth Messersmith from MomsRisingNC and Brian Kennedy II, from NC’s Budget and Tax Center. The Raging Grannies are coming with original music. Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 11:30am. Please join us!

Blue Stocking Salon on Women in Poverty Summary – 1/27/18

Fayetteville NOW’s Young Feminist Committee hosted their 3rd Blue Stocking Salon on 1/27/18. The topic of women in poverty drew the largest group yet! We discussed various studies and their results, personal experiences with social safety nets and anti-poverty activism as well as what we could do after the salon to act on what we learned.

Tax Cuts Bill is a FIVE ALARM FIRE! Call or write now!

DC friends are hearing from Senate staff that there are not enough calls going to the Senate to stop the tax bill which will inevitably result in cuts to health care programs and more pain for the middle class and the poor. Call or write NOW! THIS IS A FIVE ALARM FIRE!

Articles on Harm Trumpcare Would Do to Women’s Health

Read more about Medicaid and the damage that Trumpcare will do in the following articles, among other places. Also no state would fare worse than North Carolina, where 1.3 million in NC could lose health insurance under Senate health plan.

NC NOW Legislative Update #16 – targetting the poor (food stamps, education programs)

NC NOW Legislative Update #16 of 2017 is available. This legislative update includes the latest on the Senate budget, like proposed slashes to food stamps program, and how the House is going to try address some of the outrages of it.

Action: Stop AHCA/Trumpcare NOW! Here is how..

Take action on devastating Trumpcare/AHCA bill. . It will devastate those who will no longer be able to afford health care, those kicked off Medicaid, those with pre-existing conditions. The CBO estimated over 24 MILLION PEOPLE would lose health care based on the March 2017 version of this bill – which got worse, not better.

What I want for Valentine’s Day is Equal Rights for Women!

The way to equal rights for women is the Equal Rights Amendment. Two of our representatives introduce ERA bills in the NC House and Senate for 2017.