#SaveScotus and #SaveRoe Town Hall Summaries – Aug 2018

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.

Trump Administration Attacks Women via ACA and Title X Changes

How Trump Administration changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to Title X will hurt women. Here are many things people may not realize about women and health insurance. You will be shocked that women were charged more as a matter of course (called gender rating) and what was considered a pre-existing condition before ACA. You will also be shocked what this domestic Gag Rule will do.

Latest Attack on Women and Planned Parenthood, 5/22/18

Speech by NC NOW President Gailya Paliga, given at Tuesdays With Tillis event on 5/22/18. Topics the Trump Administration’s latest attack on women and Planned Parenthood. Topics at the event were this new domestic gag rule and Crisis Pregnancy Centers.

Real Money for Fake Women’s Clinics

Funneling money to fake women’s clinics while defunding Planned Parenthood sends a clear message that our leadership does not care about women’s health; especially low-income women. At this 5/22/18 event, we will focus on Crisis Pregnancy Centers, CPCs, which lie to women and scare and manipulate them in order to prevent them from having abortions. CPCs being allowed to lie is currently under consideration by the Supreme Court. Also looking at state and federal funding sources, and the new Trump attack on Planned Parenthood funding that just happened on 5/18/18.

Action to Protect Food Assistance (#HandsOffSNAP)

NC NOW and Tuesdays With Tillis Indivisible organized an event on the Farm Bill and its attacks on food assistance, known as SNAP (previously known as food stamps). Speakers from MomsRising and NC’s Budget and Tax Center spoke on protecting food assistance and reasons why this would not work in NC, and provided easy actions to take. The Triangle Raging Grannies brought new music on the topic.

Protect Reproductive Healthcare! Save Lives! 4/10/18

Join us as we concentrate on reproductive care and reproductive justice policies at the federal level. Some women’s access to reproductive care is hindered in the United States by the #HydeAmendment, a policy that Congress has renewed every year since 1976. Meanwhile, the Trump/Pence administration expanded any previous #GlobalGagRule, cutting funding off for all US global health funding in other countries rather than family planning funds alone, as in past Republican administrations.”

WomenNC Celebration Highlights Coalition Work and Research – 3/8/18

Raleigh, Durham and NC NOW had the chance to participate in WomenNC’s Annual Local to Global Celebration honoring Juanita Bryant and celebrating International Women’s Day in Raleigh on March 8, 2018. Read about event, speakers, research and honoree.