The Supreme Court of the United States, SCOTUS, is taking up some crucial cases, and the fear is they will reverse precedent and legislate from the bench. If they do this, it would be up to Congress to fix, if and when they are able. Fear of an out of control SCOTUS is why women and allies across the nation protested so mightily during the hearing of Brett Kavanaugh in summer and fall of 2018. See Stop Kavanaugh Events Around NC – starting 9/4/18 and other articles on protests before and during Kavanaugh trial. NOW, SCOTUS seems to be going after not just women’s right to reproductive access but also fair treatment of LGBTQUI people and also city government’s ability to make their own policies.
NC NOW’s president gave a speech on how Terrible Trump has been for women at a rally in Raleigh on 6/15/19.
Stella Kirkendale writes about her experience at the 2018 NC NOW State Conference, starting with Audrey Muck’s new video on the fight for women’s rights and ERA, our keynote speaker, and other parts of the conference.
Here are some upcoming Opportunities to help NOW in Raleigh in October 2018. Please join us!
Sharing a series of summaries on the #KavanaughConfirmationHearings, which began on 9/4/18. So worth hearing! There is lots of great coverage of these hearings all over the place, but this series is unique.
Read about next #StopKavanaugh rally at Senator Thom Tillis’ office in Raleigh, including the media advisory. See pictures of some of our sheroes and heroes who went to protest and got arrested at the confirmation hearings. Some got arrested multiple times!
Events around the state starting 9/4/18, timed with the start of confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for US Supreme Court. Kavanaugh is an extremist and would be devastating to all kinds of people and the environment. Link to action as well.
Citizen outrage sparked some creativity at a protest of the latest day of this special session series, when the #NCGA was called to return on a rare Saturday to override very valid vetoes from Governor Roy Cooper. The signature costume for this event was a man dressed up in regal attire who called himself “Berger King.” When we chanted, he interjected with comments that would come from a very clueless ruler. The legislature voted to override the two vetoes, but the outraged citizens were speaking out and watching.
Media Advisory about grassroots protest of NC lawmakers session to override Governor’s two vetoes. Lawmakers should not be pulling dirty tricks. And we want voters to know to #NixAllSix constitutional amendments. All are unnecessary and a few are appalling.
Wording for quick letters to your representatives in the NC Senate and House, and where to find their contact info.