The Supreme Court of the United States, SCOTUS, is taking up some crucial cases, and the fear is they will reverse precedent and legislate from the bench. If they do this, it would be up to Congress to fix, if and when they are able. Fear of an out of control SCOTUS is why women and allies across the nation protested so mightily during the hearing of Brett Kavanaugh in summer and fall of 2018. See Stop Kavanaugh Events Around NC – starting 9/4/18 and other articles on protests before and during Kavanaugh trial. NOW, SCOTUS seems to be going after not just women’s right to reproductive access but also fair treatment of LGBTQUI people and also city government’s ability to make their own policies.
On March 4, 2020, the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) starts hearings on a case that could “eviscerate the availability of abortion care, and which also could significantly undermine abortion access—particularly for those who already have limited access—as well as patients’ ability to enforce in court the right to have an abortion.” The case is June MedicalContinue reading “Dangerous Times: SCOTUS to Revisit Roe v. Wade starting March 4, 2020”
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.
Thousands gathered at the NC Legislative Building and in Halifax Mall for the 2019 Raleigh Women’s March on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Summary of event with theme, speakers, performers, signs and more.
With the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, there is more danger than ever before that Roe v. Wade could be overturned or its application severely restricted. If federal protection for abortion rights is denied or diminished, the battle to defend women’s reproductive rights will shift to the states. Here in North Carolina, the forces for abortion rights have been historically strong, but in this political climate our voices must grow stronger and our support for a woman’s right to choose must become more visible. The pro-choice signature ad is one way to make your support for choice visible.
Stella Kirkendale writes about her experience at the 2018 NC NOW State Conference, starting with Audrey Muck’s new video on the fight for women’s rights and ERA, our keynote speaker, and other parts of the conference.
Women and allies gathered Friday at the Market House in downtown Fayetteville to reaffirm that we #BelieveWomen, #IBelieveHer, and to #StopKavanaugh. This rally was organized by Fayetteville NOW.
Women’s rights leader and attorney Carol Robles-Roman was the keynote speaker for the ERA-NC Alliance meeting in Winston-Salem on 10/6/18. Read some of her comments here.
Here are some upcoming Opportunities to help NOW in Raleigh in October 2018. Please join us!
#StopKavanaugh rallies and protests in NC the first week of October. After Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified, and Brett Kavanaugh had a major meltdown in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the country!! Protests are popping up. Hope you can attend at least one. The passionate speakers all have lots to say about how unfit this #SCOTUS candidate is.