Silent Sentinel Vigil for ERA on 4/21/15 at 2pm

Join NC NOW and NC4ERA on 4/21/15 at 2pm as a ‘Silent Sentinel’ to encourage the Judiciary Committee to move HB166 Equal Rights Amendment out of committee. Sign this petition whether you can join us in person or only in spirit!

Women’s Advocacy Day new date – April 21, 2015 – Join us!

Please join NC NOW at NC Women United’s Women’s Advocacy Day, which has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Join us in Raleigh and bring friends and family! We had 5 Asheville NOW past and present officers drive in to attend the last one. Registration and details are at http://www.ncwu.org/our-programs/womens-advocacy-day/. Please register for this one if youContinue reading “Women’s Advocacy Day new date – April 21, 2015 – Join us!”

You won’t believe how unsafe universities are for undergraduate women!

Can you believe the following statistics from a US Senate survey and report? 1 in 5 undergraduate women are victims of sexual assault on campus. Fewer than 5% of these rape victims report their attack to law enforcement. 8% of institutions don’t allow confidential reporting of rapes and sexual assaults. Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri) had theContinue reading “You won’t believe how unsafe universities are for undergraduate women!”

Simple Justice, Long Overdue – Why We Need ERA Now!

Many people today take for granted that equal rights between men and women are enshrined in the U.S. Constitution – and are shocked when they learn that they are not. To this day, the right to vote is the only right guaranteed to the women.  And women make up more than 50% of the U.S.Continue reading “Simple Justice, Long Overdue – Why We Need ERA Now!”

Found some serious NOW history here, still true!

The Nuts ‘n’ Bolts of NOW July/August 1996 Note: This article written by Gayle Forman was originally published in Ms. Magazine, July/August 1996, and was reprinted on the now site with permission. Dec 2014 update – NC NOW’s president has been looking for this article – most of it is still true today, including membershipContinue reading “Found some serious NOW history here, still true!”

Which issues matter most to you?

The NC NOW Legislative Agenda for 2014/2015 is developed with input from NC NOW members.  The agenda outlines the organization’s public policy priorities. To determine these priorities we had asked NC NOW chapters to network with their members and complete the survey below identifying priorities. We will also check on priorities at the conference, afterContinue reading “Which issues matter most to you?”

Demand Justice For Women NOW! 10/11/14

Demand Justice for Women NOW! NC NOW State Conference Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 Chapel Hill Friends Meeting Building The NC National Organization For Women conference theme this year is “Demand Justice for Women NOW!”  Come hear Rep. Pricey Harrison, our excellent and exciting keynote speaker.  Rep. Harrison has proven commitment to women and the environment. Continue reading “Demand Justice For Women NOW! 10/11/14”

Lousy to the Ladies of the League, and to Betty Lou, too

The League of Women Voters of Wake County (LWV-WC) has sponsored candidate forums annually for at least 15 years. I always try to attend at least one myself – it really helps to see candidates in action. These forums are always beautifully run – professional and non-partisan. I was shocked and offended to read thatContinue reading “Lousy to the Ladies of the League, and to Betty Lou, too”

Gigantic ERA event in DC on Sept 12/13, includes stars from NC!

You are invited to attend the rally heralding a new movement to pass the ERA! For rally info: http://rallyhub.wearewoman.us/event-info/ NC has 2 important speakers at the big ERA event in DC on Sept 13 – Marena Groll, and Madison Kimrey. Marena Groll has been convincing others of the need for ERA for years, and wasContinue reading “Gigantic ERA event in DC on Sept 12/13, includes stars from NC!”