We had many exceptional speakers at the #StopKavanaugh rally at Senator Thom Tillis’ office on 9/11/18. Five of of our regulars spent days in Washington DC at the #KavanaughConfirmationHearings. Four of five of them got arrested as part of their protesting. Rev. Dr. Portia Rochelle, president of the Raleigh/Apex NAACP spoke of dangers of KavanaughContinue reading ““Dare To Struggle, Dare To Win” Message at #StopKavanaugh Rally on 9/11/18″
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.
Upcoming events with Fayetteville NOW.
Excited about this event in Raleigh on Tuesday on saving food stamps for those who depend on them. The Farm Bill would hurt so many people.
NC NOW President Gailya Paliga is emcee. Speakers include Beth Messersmith from MomsRisingNC and Brian Kennedy II, from NC’s Budget and Tax Center. The Raging Grannies are coming with original music. Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 11:30am. Please join us!
NC is in the midst of a primary election. NOW has Political Action Committees, PACs, at two levels—state and federal. Read about them here. We also cover some recent events and show upcoming events around NC. Topics are attacks on food assistance, reproductive care, #EnoughIsEnough movement following #MeToo, untested rape kits, and more.
Again in 2018, citizens have the opportunity to publicly show their respect for and appreciation of Science in the face of the Trump administration’s demonstrated disdain for Science. Some cities are hosting Marches for Science this year – Raleigh and Greensboro NC on April 14, 2018 for sure. Western NC has an option in SC on April 21, 2018. Female and male scientists are featured. The Raleigh March For Science includes special activities for children.
NC NOW Newsletter for February and March 2018 includes stories of how people in Fayetteville got that untested rape kit inventory done across NC (with Fayetteville NOW’s help), some events around the state (Trauma to Prison Pipeline Report, Title IX at FSU, more), national events on #EnoughIsEnough and the next US Supreme Court case, NIFLA v. Becerra, on what CPCs can say in California. Currently CPCs need to tell the truth in California, and the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates are suing to change that!
The Supreme Court said in November 2017 that it would decide whether it violates free speech guarantees for California to require “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs) to tell patients the truth about access to contraception services and abortion assistance. Opening arguments start this month (March 20, 2018) and pro-choice activists will be there to rally on the side of truth!! One day trip.
The latest souped up rifle massacre in Parkland Florida on Valentines Day (2/14/18) may have more of a lasting impact that previous ones. These high schools students aren’t willing to put up with the status quo, and are pushing for change, reigniting people to fight for common sense laws.
The Women’s Marches this year (2018) are a way to celebrate what we have accomplished over the last year and demonstrate to each other that we’re all still here fighting together for a better future. Here are links to press coverage of the 9 women’s march anniversary events we knew about.