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.
Quotes from some of the speakers and performers at the 2019 Raleigh Women’s March. Such impressive speakers and would prefer to be able to capture each speech, but here are some pearls of wisdom.
Summary of NCGA Week 2 – Bad news: the war on women’s reproductive rights has begun with the introduction of two threatening bills. Good news: bills on testing of the backlog of untested rape kits statewide, to address a problem of sexual abuse of children and to address a domestic violence. Plus new bill on Silent Sam controversy.
NOW Charlotte was well represented at the Mecklenburg County Commissioner’s meeting on March 20, 2018, supporting county opposition to 287g. The 287g agreement is a collaboration with Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Sheriff’s Office that has deported over 15,000 people in Mecklenburg County. NOW Charlotte signed onto an anti-287g letter that was signed by over 40 organizations demanding the end of the program. The NOW Charlotte president spoke at the County Commissioner meeting and spoke on behalf of those who cannot speak out for themselves.
Writeup on Charlotte NOW’s very informative and inspirational meeting on the “Trauma to Prison Pipeline.”
Next Charlotte NOW event has a panel to discuss ending the sex abuse to prison pipeline for girls. Learn what the school system has in place to help these girls, and programs that Charlotte has in place to help them as well.