ICE practices have become increasingly brutal. Week 7 of the legislative session saw the Republicans file a bill to force the new more progressive sheriffs elected by voters to cooperate with ICE or face huge penalties. Also, Medicaid Expansion bill may have been waylaid by rookie legislator’s mistake, although there are other ways to expand Medicaid anyway. Read more here.
Known plans for lame duck legislative session which begins on 11/27/18, in Raleigh. Events are in and around the Legislative Building at 16 W. Jones St, as specified.
Join us at our 2017 State Conference on Saturday, Oct 21, 2017, from 9am-4pm. We have exciting speakers and interesting workshops. Come get excited and get some skills. We are Mobilizing Women NOW!
Fight back outrageous attacks on Secretary of State, Elaine Marshall. It’s more than intimidation – it’s a witch hunt. The NC House leadership is using “the power of government to intimidate and threaten opponents” like the hardworking, knowledgeable, highly ethical Secretary of State.
Not only did the Senate run past 3am on 5/12/17, but the Senate retaliated by targetting school children for being delayed from passing their version of the budget. Read more about the Senate’s budget, which includes a billion-dollar tax cut package, and next steps for the budget, at North Carolina NOW Legislative Update 15.14May17. You’ll also find updates on ERA, Lawsuits, and our bill tracking.
Our state courts at all levels are being politicized. Governor Cooper vetoed 1 bills on that. He also vetoed a bill in which the NCGA is interfering with election boards. Crossover deadline is approaching. See updates on bills that we are tracking, some are moving.
Legislative update #7 includes Governor Cooper’s first veto, budgets, threats to rights to protest, movement on ERA in Nevada, lawsuit updates and bill tracking.
NC NOW Officer and Lobbyist Robin Davis summarizes the start of the 2017 legislative session for us. She really knows how to break it down! Robin includes Governor Roy Cooper’s Legislative Agenda, the failed attempt to repeal HB 2 during an extra legislative special session, the 2017 election to address the gerrymandered districts, the roleContinue reading “Buckle Up Buttercup – NC NOW Legislative Update #1”
Shocking partisan power grab from the Republicans already in charge of both sides of the NC General Assembly, being carried out during a fourth special session they called, with no emergencies to address. Three things you can do to take action right now!!
Take action NOW to tell YOUR REPRESENTATIVES to keep the special session focused on disaster relief. Oppose the partisan power grab (especially of NC Supreme Court) and any other interference in our state. Two actions are highlighted here – contact your representatives (call/email) and join the Moral Monday movement at Legislature on 12/13/16 and maybe other days as well. This open-ended session may last a few days.