ICE practices have become increasingly brutal. Week 7 of the legislative session saw the Republicans file a bill to force the new more progressive sheriffs elected by voters to cooperate with ICE or face huge penalties. Also, Medicaid Expansion bill may have been waylaid by rookie legislator’s mistake, although there are other ways to expand Medicaid anyway. Read more here.
The January, February and March 2019 newsletter is available. January and February have been a whirlwind of activity – 6 women’s marches around the state, getting people to other marches, NC NOW’s annual pro-choice signature ad, and organizing other events and advocacy days. Also, strong reactions to administration activities and lawmakers.
Information about upcoming events in Raleigh – mid January through end of February. Join us at one or all! There are 3 big march events scheduled in this one month period – MLK March, Raleigh Women’s March and Rally and the HKonJ March and Rally.
We are excited about the 3rd Raleigh Women’s March event. Join us to celebrate women rising up and running for office and winning. Hear from women who are making a difference.
2019 Women’s March plans around NC. 4 marches and a bus! Dates vary but all are in January. Allows you opportunities to attend one or more of the women’s marches.
The last two town hall events of the #SaveScotus/#SaveRoe across the state were the last week of August, 2018. Here is a summary of both, with pictures.
Medicare and Medicaid’s 53rd birthday was July 30, 2018; Social Security’s 83rd birthday is August 14. All three of these programs are under attack by the same people who recently gave a 1.5 trillion dollar tax cut to the wealthy last fall. One in three Americans is currently covered by Medicaid or Medicare. These programs are vital for the survival of some of our most vulnerable people, and the intention of Paul Ryan as well as some NC legislators to cut them is widely known and would be detrimental to us all. This week’s rally calls attention to the importance of these programs and exposes some threats. This is the 80th consecutive Tuesdays With Tillis rally we’ve held.