NC NOW newsletter for May to July, 2016, is available online. So much going on! HB 2 fallout, how to get involved, teachers in the street! The picture is from the ERA-NC Alliance launch in April.
NC Senators Burr and Tillis are refusing to allow hearings on the US Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. Plus, Senator Burr has been keeping a federal court in Eastern NC vacant since 2013. Both Burr and Tillis need to fulfill their own constitutional responsibilities and let the US Senate do its job.
Patricia Timmons-Goodson is an extremely well qualified justice who served NC as judge and justice for decades. Yet, Senator Richard Burr is blocking her as he has blocked 3 other black females from federal positions since 2013.
NC NOW Lobbyist Robin Davis has some insight into HB 2 and the emerging battle between NC Leadership and the Federal Government.
Don’t get distracted! HB 2 is horrible for all residents of NC. North Carolina joins Mississippi as the only two states that do not offer their citizens state law protection against the most basic forms of discrimination. You may be surprised how bad it is for women.
Read about what NC NOW and chapters did and pondered in the first few months of 2016, including how HB 2 is DISASTROUS for women, to status of SCOTUS, to our upcoming ERA event on 4/12/16, to a statement on what happened with Melissa Harris-Perry. Read on!
Community event. How much is gerrymandering the “problem behind the problem” of our current political, moral and economic upheavals in NC? What’s being done about it?
The North Carolina General Assembly has been ordered to fix the congressional district redistricting maps. It is possible that NC’s primary will have to be moved back to accommodate mandated changes. Here is information on public input toward the changes, and links to voting in the primary.
The anti-choice changes in NC in 2015, more restrictions on abortions and attacks on Planned Parenthood. One started bad (HB465), and one started as a good bill, but the good was gutted and bad was introduced through HB297.
NC NOW had an exciting state conference on Oct 10, 2015. The theme was “Focusing Women’s Power NOW!” Read about inspiring speakers, panel topics and workshops moving feminists forward. Congresswoman Adams’ keynote speech now available!