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Statement On Anti -Asian American Violence

Chapel Hill National Organization for Women
March 18, 2021

To our Asian American Sisters and all Asian American Communities:

We extend our hands and our hearts to our Asian American sisters in their grief stemming from the murders in Atlanta. There is never a reason or an explanation sufficient to justify this violence against women or violence directed toward a group in American society.

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Media Advisory: Military #MeToo Reaches Ft. Bragg Panel #2 on 1/7/21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Military #MeToo Reaches Ft. Bragg Panel on 1/7/21

Fayetteville, NC, December 31, 2020 – Problems in handling of sex crimes in the military are well documented – from rarely punishing those accused of sexual assault, to harassing and retaliating against victims, to firing those hired to protect the victims. Sexual assaults happen on base, and on deployment, and have been documented through time.

But still the military didn’t address them for years and years. However, the disappearance and murder of Vanessa Guillen in Fort Hood Army base in Texas sparked a military #MeToo movement that is forcing military-wide change. The Secretary of the Army went public with the Ft. Hood report results and promised that the changes are reaching everywhere. Ft Bragg is the largest Army base in the US and in the world, by population

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Media Advisory: Voting Our Future NOW Conference on Oct 9-10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACTS:

  • Nancy Cook, Administrative Officer, NC National Organization for Women, nancyclarkcook@yahoo.com
  • Gailya Paliga, President, NC National Organization for Women, nownorthcarolina@gmail.com, 919-539-7702

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NC NOW to Hold Virtual State Conference This Weekend

Raleigh, NC, October 5, 2020 – The North Carolina National Organization for Women (NC NOW) is holding its first annual state conference via Zoom this Friday evening and Saturday morning. “We are honored to have Dr. Valerie Johnson of Shaw University as Guest Speaker on Friday and our new National NOW President Christian Nunes as our Keynote Speaker on Saturday,” says NC NOW President Gailya Paliga.

The conference will include a panel discussion on “How the #MeToo Movement Can Help Fayetteville/Fort Bragg,” Dr. Johnson speaking about “Racial Injustice in the Justice System – For Women,” a choice of workshops, as well as its annual business meeting and updates on the ERA and legislative affairs.  Anyone interested can register online at https://bit.ly/3hzy81p.

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Media Advisory: Stand up for immigrants and the right to asylum – 7/30/19

MEDIA ADVISORY: Stand up for immigrants and the right to asylum – 7/30/19

For Immediate Release

Contacts:
Michael Eisenberg, Tuesdays With Tillis
Moisés Serrano, Political Director at El Pueblo
Gailya Paliga, President of NC National Organization for Women

July 30, 2019

Tuesdays With Tillis, El Pueblo, NC National Organization for Women, and the Immigration and Refugee Program bring more attention to the constant attacks on immigrants led by the Trump administration.

Raleigh, NC
– The Trump administration is continuing to attack refugee resettlement programs and asylum seekers. We must remind Senator Thom Tillis and President Trump that refugee resettlement and seeking asylum are two separate LEGAL programs that are desperately needed. These programs give refugees and immigrants the opportunity to find safety in this country and their lives should not be used in political football. Our event speakers include migrants and refugees who have been directly affected by policy changes. We raise and highlight their voices so Tillis, our community, and other politicians understand the damage being caused and what is at stake.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Close The Camps, Stop The ICE Raids – 7/16/19


For Immediate Release

Contacts:
Karen Ziegler, Tuesdays With Tillis Organizer and Emcee

Gailya Paliga, President of NC National Organization for Women

July 15, 2019

Tuesdays With Tillis, El Pueblo, NC National Organization for Women, and MomsRisingNC bring more attention on subhuman conditions in detention camps and terror and frightening consequences of ICE raids on immigrants.

Raleigh, NC The Trump administration is tearing families apart and keeping children and adults in subhuman conditions in detention camps. Many psychologists say this treatment is causing severe and possibly lifelong trauma.

However, something new is happening because of the visuals and stories coming to us from the southern border and from detention centers all over the country.  Increasing numbers of Americans are upset enough to take to the streets.

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Media Advisory: Abortion Is Healthcare Event on 6/11/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACTS:

Raleigh, NC, 6/10/19 Abortion has been all over the news lately. Different types of abortion bans have become law recently in various states. In response, #stoptheban and other rallies popped up across North Carolina and the country in days. 

Meanwhile, Missouri is trying hard to shut down the last clinic in Missouri. In fact, just last week, in the midst of the fight between the state and the last clinic, Missouri just added a punitive regulation requiring women seeking a legal abortion in the state to undergo a mandatory, medically unnecessary, invasive pelvic examination. Rachel Maddow broke the story, and  characterizes this as state-sanctioned sexual assault.

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Action: Stop NCGA from Moving Press Into The Basement

The Legislative Leadership plans to move the press room in the Legislative Building away from the action AND INTO THE BASEMENT. No, seriously. Take action NOW! More on the situation and suggested actions here.

According to “Media getting squeezed at Legislative Building,” 1/9/19, WRAL.com:

“For 56 years, ever since the Legislative Building opened, media organizations have had workspace across the hall from where news conferences are held and downstairs from the House and Senate chambers. But that’s about to change, and legislative leaders don’t want to talk about why.”

“Legislative Services Officer Paul Coble has decided to move the press to a smaller space in the basement in the farthest corner of the building.”

WRITE and/or call your representatives and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger and Speaker of the House Tim Moore to tell them this is unacceptable. They are blaming Paul Coble, but Coble will listen to them. Meanwhile, Coble is refusing to talk to anyone about it.

Press room in the Legislative Building – press still there on 1/30/19. Photo Credit: WRAL.com

Update: Expected date of move is March 5, 2019.

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Media Advisory: Women Rising Up NOW: NC NOW State Conference October 20, 2018

October 10, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Gailya Paliga, President, NC National Organization for Women, president@raleighnow.org, www.northcarolinanow.org

Lori Bunton, NC NOW VP of Membership, lbunton53@gmail.com

WOMEN RISING UP NOW: NC NOW STATE CONFERENCE ON OCTOBER 20, 2018

Raleigh, NC, 10/10/18 – North Carolina National Organization for Women (NOW) will hold its annual conference on October 20 from 9 am to 4 pm at NC Advocates for Justice building in Raleigh. We are proud to announce our keynote speaker is civil rights attorney Anita Earls. This year’s conference theme is ‘Women Rising Up NOW!’

Never has the need been greater than in 2018 for women to push back and move forward. Decades of progress towards women’s equality is being turned back by the current administrations in Washington, D.C., and in North Carolina. “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty,” Thomas Jefferson said so long ago.

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