This post is in addition to the many events posted on 2/2/17 for February and March, including a showing of Equal Means Equal on 3/26/17 with Durham NOW in Durham.
Rally to end gerrymandering – 3/1/17
Democracy NC set up a lobby day to end gerrymandering on 3/1/17 (listed in the earlier post). And they have added a rally afterward – maybe because they filled all of the lobbying appointment spots (9am-1pm) and people still want to have a say!
If you’re on facebook, mark yourself at https://www.facebook.com/events/274748426279577/
We Will Be Heard – Burr/Tillis Town Hall on 3/5/17, 2-4pm.
Community members in the Triangle area will be holding a Citizens Town Hall to gather and make our voices heard. We will speak out about issues that concern North Carolinians, and send our comments to US Senators Burr and Tillis if they do not attend. They were invited.
NC NOW Newsletter for October/November 2016 is available online. What are some of the topics covered in it?
What do we do now (after the election)?
We celebrated NOW’s 50th anniversary and this historic time in US history of a woman running for president, and running as the candidate with the absolute most experience of the bunch. More on page 3.
We find seeing is believing—video of Senator Burr’s shocking comments made at a GOP event propel him into the spotlight. Note: be sure to mail any exposing videos to CNN! More on page 2.
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Join us to deliver the Pro-Choice Signature Ad Packets to our legislators at their offices in Raleigh on Monday, 5/23/16. We run our pro-choice signature ad in Indy Week every year to commemorate the Roe v. Wade anniversary. Later during the year, we deliver packets including signature ads to our legislators to remind them of the many pro-choice residents of our state.
Members from around NC are delivering NC NOW’s pro-choice signature ad packets to all of our legislators on May 23, 2016. Please join us! This year our packet includes a letter from NC NOW summarizing anti-choice legislation and the harm that HB 2 does, an article about anti-choice legislation signed into law in 2015, as well as an article about how disastrous HB 2 is for women.
Roberta Waddle speaking out against HB465 on May 8, 2015, in Fayetteville NC. Part of “Don’t Break Your Promise” tour. Photo Credit: Hannah Osborne
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NC NOW delivered copies of our pro-choice signature ad with NC NOW’s view on reproductive rights and related issues to every NC Senator and Representative in the NC House. NC NOW does a pro-choice signature ad every year to commemorate the Roe v. Wade anniversary. The ad runs in the Indy Weekly, and includes columns of names of pro-choice men and women in North Carolina.
Here is a picture of the 2014 pro-choice signature ad.
This year, the pro-choice signature ad packet included a folder with the following:
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Rally, Silent Sentinals, action at home, WAD, Signature Ad delivery
1. Trust Women Rally on Wednesday, April 8, 2pm
Join NC NOW and other women’s organizations at the Trust Women rally to tell our elected officials to TRUST WOMEN and stop playing politics with women’s reproductive health! In this case, the sore point is anti-abortion language the conservatives stuffed into what had been a bi-partisan bill to fight human trafficking.
We’re meeting in front of Senator Thom Tillis’ office (same place where Jesse Helms used to work), at 310 New Bern Avenue Raleigh, NC 27601.
Find the event on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1580336125538857/
It is also listed on NC NOW’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/NC-NOW-National-Organization-for-Women/180024368705304
I plan to mention other obstruction our Senators have been doing.
2. Either way – take an easy action from home!
Whether or not you can make the rally, give our elected Senators an email on the same topic.
Take this easy action from wherever you are – home, work, stuck in traffic. It does 2 things for you – encourages voting for excellent US Atty General nominee Loretta Lynch and encourage congress to pass a clean bill against human trafficking – get the anti-abortion mess out of there.
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Saturday, Jan 17, 2015– pro-choice dance party to counter-protest the ‘march for life’ in Raleigh. An individual set this up, not an organization. Just so you know. It’s 10am-2pm at Halifax Mall. See more at https://www.facebook.com/events/319089481618650/
Monday, Jan 19, 2015 – join Raleigh and NC NOW at the Martin Luther King march in downtown Raleigh. Meet us on the Edenton St. side of the state Capitol at 10:40am. Look for the NOW rounds. Join us in the march, which goes from the Capitol to the BTI center. Step-off at 11am.
Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 – screening of ‘Vessel’, which follows a fearless sea captain as she sails through loopholes in international law, providing abortions on a ship in offshore waters. The film’s director will run a discussion after the film. How cool! Go to http://www.carolinaabortionfund.org/vessel to sign up. The Carolina Abortion Fund, IPAS, and other organizations are sponsoring this great event.
Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 – get your own copy of the Indy Weekly and look for your name in NC NOW’s pro-choice signature ad! Hint: check the centerfold!
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 – Planned Parenthood’s annual Roe breakfast. In Chapel Hill. Special Guests: NC Attorney General Roy Cooper and newly-elected NC Representative Gale Adcock.
We got an extension in time to collect names for the pro-choice signature ad! You can send your names in through Friday, Jan 16, 2015 to run with NC NOW’s Pro-Choice signature ad on Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015.
You can use the older form in earlier posts in January, 2015 and December, 2014, or use this new form at
You can also register your name for the signature ad online – go to https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/pro-choice-signature-ad/
Jan 22, 2015 marks the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, which gave women control over their own bodies and lives. We can celebrate that as a national blessing – 42 years of legal, constitutionally protected abortion care in the United States.
But how many abortion clinics are left in NC? 15. Compare that to the 120 or so crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) in NC. CPCs are biased, anti-choice organizations which masquerade as real women’s clinics. Their overriding goal is dissuading women from having abortions, and many use scare tactics and even lies. NC needs to keep the real abortion clinics it has, and get more clinics in order to give more women safe and legal choices. Women in rural areas have the least access to clinics.