Charlotte NOW president Melba Smith Evans spoke on need for Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) at at a Listening Session for Mecklenburg County representatives on 3/9/19.
The January, February and March 2019 newsletter is available. January and February have been a whirlwind of activity – 6 women’s marches around the state, getting people to other marches, NC NOW’s annual pro-choice signature ad, and organizing other events and advocacy days. Also, strong reactions to administration activities and lawmakers.
People pour in to Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall on 2/18/19 and are riveted by shocking realities of what women (and other victims) in NC face. The impetus for the Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall was a restraining order against Rep. Cody Henson that it took almost a year for his wife to get. But this story was the tip of the iceberg as experts and victims talked about the realities of violence against women, domestic violence in North Carolina, how things are worse for victims in small towns, and victims in different communities (like the African American community).
Press Release on Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall Event in Brevard, NC on 2/18/19. NC NOW (National Organization for Women), SAFE Transylvania, and Progress NC have come together to bring community awareness to the serious issue of domestic violence, also highlighting issues that victims in rural counties face.
The last two town hall events of the #SaveScotus/#SaveRoe across the state were the last week of August, 2018. Here is a summary of both, with pictures.
Town halls absent Senators Burr, Tillis and Congressman Holding in have been orderly affairs in the Triangle. No shouting. People waiting their turns to share concerns and fears on variety of issues, including immigration, antisemitism, islamophobia, ACA, gun control, education, reproductive rights, and more. People wonder why their representatives are not attending in person or holding their own.
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. Some of their views may surprise you.