Many hope the uproar over sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military that blew up after Specialist Vanessa Guillén’s disappearance and murder will force permanent change in military culture. Fort Hood Specialist Vanessa Guillén was finally ‘laid to rest’ in Houston on Saturday, Aug 15. On Aug 14, there was a procession around her high school, where she had been involved in multiple sports. “The Military Failed Vanessa Guillen and Others. It Must Do Better.” in Ms. Magazine explains how much her family did and “major deficiencies exposed by her case —including slow or negligent investigation of missing persons, lack of communication with families and handling of sex crimes.” There have been some developments – new legislation, investigations including a congressional one, and more bodies found.
Sign making and Raleigh Women’s March 2020 Press Conference event at Hibernian Pub on Glenwood Ave. in Raleigh on Thursday, 1/23/20. Includes our pictures and links to media coverage.
We are very excited to announce the ERA Billboard Unveiling to Launch Women’s Equal Rights Campaign. This push in advance of Constitution Day (9/17/19) underscores the need for Equal Rights Amendment. “We are very excited about the new billboards,” said Gailya Paliga, president of NC NOW. “We hope they spark interest in the ERA as a fundamental legal remedy against sex discrimination for women and men.” NC NOW is working with ERA-NC Alliance and AAUW-NC on these billboards.
Press Advisory for 2019 Raleigh Women’s March on 1/26/19 and for planned press conference for women’s march on 1/23/19. Includes speakers, performers, steering committee and hashtags.
Senator Floyd McKissick Jr. has been a strong and consistent ally in the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). He has sponsored the Ratify ERA Bill in the Senate 4 times – 2015, 2017, 2019, and an extra one in 2018 after Illinois became the 37th state to ratify ERA on 5/30/18. Transcript of Senator McKissick’s ERA speech and some neat pictures.
We invite you to join us in the afternoon on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Raleigh to support our North Carolina legislators, who are filing the bills necessary to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Here in North Carolina, we have the historic chance to bring equal rights to every citizen of the United States of America. North Carolina can be the 38th of 38 states needed to ratify the ERA. You can help!
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.
Press conference set up around the state at three of Senator Thom Tillis’ offices – Raleigh, High Point and Charlotte. NC NOW leaders speaking at all three. Here are the details for the Raleigh event.
Come protest the NCGA as they force members in on a Saturday to override Governor Cooper’s vetos of bad bills they passed at a hastily called special session on 7/24/18, called with less than 24 hours notice. Protest North Carolinians being tricked into giving the NC General Assembly a “blank check” to do whatever it wants to our state. Fine if you can only come out for a half hour (outside) or an hour.
Come greet the NCGA on Saturday morning, 8/4/18, as they return to Session to try to override the Governor’s vetoes of their hastily enacted legislation intended to deceive North Carolinians into voting away their rights.
High School student writes about the time he spent volunteering with NC NOW in March, 2017. His topic is the gender wage gap.