Legislature Refuses Gift of Medicaid Expansion Again – 5/5/20

The pandemic is exposing people and institutions who were barely getting by and now will fail with insufficient assistance. Rural hospitals were already doing badly, and now are doing worse. Yet, the NC legislature continues to refuse the gift of Medicaid Expansion which would alleviate health and economic problems across in every county if implemented fully.

Coronavirus Pandemic Shows Women Living On The Edge

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”

NC NOW Legislative Update #23 – 7/15/19

Republicans are scrambling to find enough votes to override Governor Cooper’s veto of the state budget (i.e., offering pork), but are meeting Democratic resistance. There has been movement to report on the issue of Medicaid expansion, an issue that is closely tied to the budget deadlock. The governor has advanced budget negotiations by offering a compromise bill. Read about all of this here.

#EnoughIsEnough Summit Report 4/25/18, By Lori Bunton

The National Organization for Women, in conjunction with the Feminist Majority Foundation, sponsored a one – day summit and congressional briefing in DC to address sexual harassment and assault in the workplace and schools,
#EnoughIsEnough. The goal of the summit was to have speakers from all walks of life – legislators, activists, academics and survivors – explore various facets of sexual violence in workplaces and in schools. The speakers would address needed improvements in law and policy, recommendations for the most effective methods in preventing and dealing with sexual violence, and strategies to craft a more survivor-centric legal system.

The first panel was a who’s who of legal minds from national organizations! The second panel looked at state laws (see photo). The third panel was about campus safety and Title IX. The lunchtime speaker spoke about reinstating VAWA. The fourth panel focused on sexual harassment in the workplace.

Read about it here.

Stop the Assaults, Stop The Violence, #MeToo Event and Action

Week #43 of the Tuesdays With Tillis protests concentrated on the power and reachof the #MeToo stories shared on social media starting Oct 15, 2017. Allegations and resignations continue into November. We want to Stop The Assaults, Stop the Violence and to make sure our Senators (Burr and Tillis) vote to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Women’s Equality Day History – Right to Vote Not Enough

Women’s Equality Day on August 26 celebrates women getting the right to vote. It is shocking to realize that American Women didn’t win the right to vote until 1920. It is painful to find out how many women (and men) were prevented from voting through 1965. This is an occasion to recognize the progress that women have made, and it’s a time to remember how far we still have to go. Our work is not done until all American women have social, economic and political equality. Fight on!

EME making rounds at NC College Campuses in Sept. 2017

College women still need to worry about major issues – safety on and off campus, being treated fairly, being paid fairly, health care coverage, and what happens when they decide to have children. Many don’t realize that the only right guaranteed for women in the Constitution is the right to vote. The Equal Means Equal documentary shows the real status of women, and is being shown at college campuses around NC in September, 2017.

There are No More Excuses – EME – Aug. + Sept. 2017

Women’s Equality Day is the perfect time to get a picture of how unequal things still are for women. This documentary shows you things you may know, but also what you may not realize. Showing in August in Raleigh, Triad, Fayetteville and Asheville. On college campuses around the state in September 2017. More powerful viewing it on the big screen.