Category Archives: lower pay

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

On Valentine’s Day, ERA bills were introduced in NC Senate and House. 

Sen. Floyd McKissick and Rep. Carla Cunningham work together introducing ERA bills in 2017 like the ones they both introduced in 2015. See WRAL coverage of the press conference atLawmakers push ratification of 1972 Equal Rights Amendment.”

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Audrey Muck introducing press conference. Photo Credit: Judy Lotas

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Quotes! Speech! Why ERA NOW?

“Women and men are equals, yet they are not treated equally under the law or in American society,” as ERA Coalition states.

See this and other quotes from the NC NOW President’s speech at the ERA-NC Alliance Launch event on Equal Pay Day (4/12/16) at Wake Forest University. The speech includes surprising statistics and interesting quotes (some below). Also includes some examples of NC’s war on women including how House Bill 2 is DISASTROUS for women! The speech file includes links to sources for some of the surprising statistics.

‘Happy Equal Pay Day’ said no woman ever! – anonymous

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This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.  And there are multiple Equal Pay Day dates.

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TPP Press Conference on 2/3/16 – pix plus

Here are some pictures from the press conference.  See the diversity and the number of organizations represented.  I am still hoping for a link to the speeches.

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Speaker: Ajamu Dillahunt, Black Workers For Justice
Photo Credit: Markatos Photography

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Show Rep it is important to address TPP – 4/5/16 in Durham

Join a coalition of over 40 organizations at Congressman Butterfield’s ‘State of the District Address’ to emphasize how harmful Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is to women and the 99%.  
Our coalition of over 40 organizations (including NC NOW) has been trying to meet with Congressman BK Butterfield about TPP .  So far, he has not agreed to meet on TPP with the coalition, nor has he met with people who live in his district.  We’re taking this opportunity to show how important TPP is to so many people and organizations.
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Picture of coalition at 2/4/16 press conference which was held underneath Rep. Butterfields office building.  This was the turnout despite the rain!
Photo Credit: Markatos Photography

Meet at Durham Tech in Durham at 5:30 in front of the Educational Resources Center  for an event that goes from 6-7p.m.

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Employment Situation of Women in Wake County – On The Record!

By Sarah Moncelle

On Feb 1, 2016, the Wake County Commission for Women (WCCW) released the State of Employment for Women in Wake County, a wide-ranging and informative report that tracks and evaluates the current condition of Wake County women in the work force. In addition to assessing the level of income disparity between the sexes, the study identifies and investigates the barriers to access job-seeking women face when entering and re-entering the labor market. It further provides an overview of programs that exist to assist women in overcoming such impediments and offers a set of recommendations to reduce their effect.

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The report reveals a significant income gap (almost 30%) between the sexes despite similar levels of education; currently, the median earnings for females over 25 in Wake County are more than $15,000 less than that of males. Holding true to wider trends at the state and national levels, this gap is even wider for women of color;

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Sixteenth Annual SBA Birthday Celebration with Fay NOW

Fayetteville NOW announces its sixteenth annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Reception!  Join us at the VFW Post 6018 in Fayetteville on Thursday, Feb 25, 2016, 5:30pm-7:30pm. 

More information and the registration form are at https://northcarolinanow.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/susanb2016.pdf

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Celebrate Susan B. Anthony with Charlotte NOW – 2/15/16

Celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday with Charlotte NOW!

Monday, February 15 is famed feminist and women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony’s birthday.  Charlotte NOW plans to celebrate her on this occasion.  What better way to do that than to throw her a party– with birthday cake, of course!

Join us February 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte (234 N. Sharon Amity Road) to ring in the big day! For more details, email Cindy at cltnow@yahoo.com

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In honor of the suffragette’s 196th birthday, here are a few things you might not have known about Anthony.

  1. She voted in the November 1872 presidential election—a full 47 years before the 19th Amendment was passed. She was fined $100 (a lot of money at the time!), but never paid her fine.
  2. The B. in her name stands for Brownell.
  3. Contrary to popular assumption, she was not present at the 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention.
  4. Her first political goals were temperance and the abolition of slavery—not women’s rights.
  5. She was the living woman depicted on U.S. currency.
  6. A ship named after Susan B. Anthony holds the world’s record for number of lives saved. Read about it here.

Hope to see you all there!