Here is an update women’s issues and health with actions. Any you can do are helpful! Women’s Issues In the NC Legislature, there are 2 terrible anti-abortion bills that made crossover, which means they are continuing on in the legislature (aka the bills didn’t die as they should have). NC NOW has a few actionsContinue reading “Actions You Can Take NOW! (5/2021)”
Great news on the Irwin Detention Center from the Georgia NOW President, Triana Arnold James. Georgia NOW had been fighting the alleged sterilizations and other terrible conditions at the Irwin Detention Center in Georgia since last September when a whistleblower exposed conditions there. Nurse Dawn Wooten became a whistleblower last September when she exposed that a doctor waas sterilizing many many women without their consent at this detention center, ‘shoddy Covid care’ as well as the shredding of medical records at Irwin. In addition, The Daily Beast had reported last fall that the doctor who ordered and performed the hysterectomies, Dr. Mahendrakumar Amin, is not even a board-certified OB-GYN. How dare ICE use someone like that. Raleigh NOW was also very interested in this situation, and a member had written to the Georgia state medical board on the terrible doctor. Investigations were reopened on detention center and on this doctor. Action to take to help detained immigrants.
Here is the statement Chapel Hill NOW published on Facebook and in a Mandarin language newspaper (in Mandarin).
Looking at the obstruction and scheming in the US Senate with regard to legislation and judicial candidates, including Amy Coney Barrett.
Many women are living on the edge, living hand to mouth, or barely surviving and coronavirus shutdown is exposing their vulnerability. These articles explore 4 issue areas. 1. For abused women and children, the lockdown can cause a powderkeg of violence, because they have lost the relative safety and time away at work and school.Continue reading “Coronavirus Pandemic Shows Women Living On The Edge”
The 2019 State Conference in Charlotte on 11/9/19 included new topics, an exciting keynote, diverse attendees and many first timers. We had members and attendees from 18 to 80 and Rep. Deb Butler’s speech was a highlight for all! Our conference theme was “The Time For Justice Is NOW.” NOW covers all issues affecting women, butContinue reading “New Topics, Exciting Keynote, Diverse Attendees at 2019 State Conference on 11/9/19”
Media advisory about 2019 NC NOW State Conference, with keynote speaker, theme, and event specifics.
Two sets of workshops are planned at the NC NOW NOW State Conference on 11/9/19 in Uptown Charlotte – one set in the morning and one set in the afternoon. Read about them in this post. You can preregister for the conference and for the workshops here. Some workshops may need to be capped due to space and other considerations, so preregistering will secure your spot.
Unveiling 4 new ERA billboards with a press conference at the NC Legislature. The legislature passed and the Governor vetoed HB370, Require Sheriff Cooperation with ICE. North Carolina NOW supported the veto. Update on state budget stalemate.
The NCGA is targeting immigrants and forcing sheriffs to do ICE’s job and bidding in North Carolina, while the Trump Administration has moved to impose the cost of a manufactured border crisis on other countries in one move, and to completely cut off refugees in another. Rally with us against cruel chaos being caused with people’s lives in the balance.