TPP and how trade agreements can hurt women especially

Trans-Pacific Partnership is a regional Nafta-style trade agreement, which would grant even greater privileges to transnational corporations, and further hurt workers, communities and women in countries involved in TPP.

Don’t give anyone the right to discriminate – reject SB 2!

Take action against SB 2, which would give magistrates the right to decide who gets their services according to their own personal beliefs and prejudices.

Fearless Carla Cunningham and Introduction of ERA in NC

ERA is ‘in the air,’ according to the NC National Organization for Women. The ERA stars in a new book, Equal Means Equal, was mentioned in an Oscar award acceptance speech last Sunday, and (big announcement!) is being introduced at the NC Legislature this session. ERA would address ongoing pay inequity, workplace discrimination and violence against women!

Safety of abortion and status of clinic access in NC

Some people are surprised to learn how many women get abortions in the US and how safe getting an abortion actually is.  Also, abortion has been accessible in North Carolina (mostly in urban areas) with less interference through 2011. What do you know about the increase in interference with women, doctors and abortion increasing in NC and the national trend?Continue reading “Safety of abortion and status of clinic access in NC”

Public Town Hall Meeting on TPP and Fast Track in Fayetteville – 2/25/15

Public Town Hall Meeting in Fayetteville on the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and ‘fast track’ing of this trade agreement. These trade agreements have been good for corporations but bad for regular people causing instability in some countries, and creating new danger for women in some countries. Date: 2/25/15 Time: 6:30pm NC NOW hasContinue reading “Public Town Hall Meeting on TPP and Fast Track in Fayetteville – 2/25/15”

Women’s Advocacy Day – Reception and Main Event

SPEAK OUT NOW!  KEYNOTE – DREAM hAMPTON Don’t forget to pre-register. Links below. The NC General Assembly (NCGA) is back in session, and it’s more important than ever for women to speak up against the Carolina ROLLBACK.  As veteran teachers continue to be short-shifted, and attacks on the UNC public university system are rampant! With this bi-annualContinue reading “Women’s Advocacy Day – Reception and Main Event”

Good until 2011, when omnibus antiabortion bill was passed over veto

The number of states considered hostile to abortion skyrocketed from 2000 to 2014, as you can see in the infographic from Guttmacher Institute, at http://www.guttmacher.org/media/infographics/2000-2014-maps-states.html North Carolina was doing fine through 2010.  When the conservatives took over the Legislature in 2011, women’s access to abortion was attacked in a severe way.  Somehow conservatives convinced a Republican womanContinue reading “Good until 2011, when omnibus antiabortion bill was passed over veto”

The Economics of Education – Report on forum at NCCU on 2/3/15

I had attended a forum on ‘the economics of education’ which was held at NCCU in Durham on Tuesday, 2/3/15.  4 school district superintendents talked about their schools, funding and the state of public education in their districts and around the state. The main message for me is ‘Our children and our teachers deserve better’. TheContinue reading “The Economics of Education – Report on forum at NCCU on 2/3/15”