Roe 2021: Will There Be Choice in NC?

Chapel Hill NOW, Durham NOW, and Raleigh NOW (North Carolina) are collaborating on a Zoom event to commemorate the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on January 27th. Our speakers are looking at the future of reproductive access if the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) should be able to overrule or otherwise undo the Roe v. Wade decision which gave women control over their own bodies. Speakers will talk about what NC law would revert to without Roe, and also how telemedicine is changing abortion health care.

Davis: Lawsuit Challenges Abortion Restrictions in North Carolina

A lawsuit filed by the Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina along with abortion providers and reproductive justice organizations is challenging five medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion passed over the years.  The suit was filed in Wake County Superior Court. These restrictions have pushed abortion out of reach in N.C. and have stigmatized essential health care. The suit holds that the restrictions deny basic rights guaranteed under the North Carolina Constitution  and disproportionately impact communities of color, especially Black communities, along with rural communities.

SCOTUS Follows Precedent in Louisiana June Medical Services v. Russo Case

Incredible and surprising great news from the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on the June Medical Services v. Russo case from Louisiana. SCOTUS should not have even heard this case. But with a majority of conservatives on board – they did. Between the unnecessary admitting privileges change and Louisiana’s request to take away the ability for abortion providers to sue on behalf of their patients, as they’ve been doing for decades, this could have been really devastating.

Cavalier: MMIW Speech: Enough Finger Pointing, Start Fixing It

Crystal Cavelier traveled from Robeson County to speak on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women at the 2020 Raleigh Women’s March. Here is her speech. She is willing and able to speak more on this topic.

Stop Endangering Women’s Lives Event Summary – 9/10/19

Summary of “Stop Endangering Women’s Lives” event on 9/10/19, with agenda, speakers and topics. The 138th consecutive Tuesdays With Tillis rally included speakers from NC National Organization of Women, NARAL Pro-Choice NC, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, Action NC, and MomsRisingNC. Our emcee was a Tuesdays With Tillis organizer.

Help pass #VAWA in 2019

April is #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth and women and women’s organizations including NOW are urging Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women’s Act, VAWA. The bill is #HR1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. Learn about it here and see what you can do to help move #VAWA along.

Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall – Full House, Shocking Truths, 2/18/19

People pour in to Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall on 2/18/19 and are riveted by shocking realities of what women (and other victims) in NC face. The impetus for the Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall was a restraining order against Rep. Cody Henson that it took almost a year for his wife to get. But this story was the tip of the iceberg as experts and victims talked about the realities of violence against women, domestic violence in North Carolina, how things are worse for victims in small towns, and victims in different communities (like the African American community).

Press Release: Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall in Brevard, 2/18/19

Press Release on Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall Event in Brevard, NC on 2/18/19. NC NOW (National Organization for Women), SAFE Transylvania, and Progress NC have come together to bring community awareness to the serious issue of domestic violence, also highlighting issues that victims in rural counties face.

DV Situation Playing Out Now in Western NC, Public Forums Planned

It took nearly a year for the wife of an elected official to get a restraining order against her husband in Western North Carolina. The situation is being revealed in news articles in Transylvania County and Buncombe County. The issue of domestic violence is being explored in public forums, currently planned for February and March of 2019.

2019 Women’s Marches in NC

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.