De Pas: Legislature Full Of Hypocrisy With Abortion Ban Bill

Rebecca Todd Peters’ (Elon University) opinion (August 4-5, 2021), “The Governor was right to veto a dangerous abortion bill”, about HB 453, points out that “Reason bans are the most recent strategy to curtail access to abortion across the country. The U.S. conversation about abortion has historically been shaped by a justification framework, meaning thatContinue reading “De Pas: Legislature Full Of Hypocrisy With Abortion Ban Bill”

CPP Covers Lack of SANE Nurses in NC

Rape response coverage had improved greatly in Cumberland County over the past 6 years. Fayetteville NOW works with Rape Crisis of Cumberland County and with the police department special task force on getting the rape kits that had been sitting around across the state counted, and taking care of rape victims. Fayetteville NOW recognized DeanneContinue reading “CPP Covers Lack of SANE Nurses in NC”

North Carolina NOW Legislative Update #11 – 12 April 2021

This week saw the introduction of two terrible bills.  The religious right has had so much success on the medical front passing laws to regulate abortion and abortion providers, they have decided to widen the scope of their activities to deny trans youth medical care (SB 514). The second bill (SB 515) would legalize medical discrimination across the board by introducing a bill that would allow doctors and other medical personnel along with hospitals and other medical practices to deny medical care to anyone for conscientious reasons.  It is worthwhile to examine these two bills in detail because they provide important insight into the kind of world these religious extremists desire.

Will Joe Biden Finally Free Reality Winner?

Reality Winner is the former intelligence specialist and decorated military veteran (US Air Force) who at the age of 25 became a whistleblower, exposing Russian hacking in the 2016 election. This was the first time this vulnerability “had been brought to the attention of many Americans, including state and local election officials.” She was jailed with the longest “sentence ever imposed in federal court for an unauthorized release of government information to the media.”  Winner continues to suffer in jail while Trump pardons innumerable friends, political cronies and politically connected defendants. But calls for Biden to pardon her are increasing.

Focusing on RBG

We are focusing again on Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG. If we had had a normal Halloween in 2020, wonder how many girls and women would have dressed like her. Maybe should have an online contest! Enough women (and men?) have been sporting t-shirts and pins of her. I have an “I Dissent” pin myself, and already had RBG clothing. Focusing back on RBG, now that the Supreme Court confirmation fiasco is over, and as we are looking forward to the anniversary of Roe v. Wade in January, and our annual pro-choice signature ad.

NC NOW Announces 2020 General Election PAC Endorsements, Updated

NC NOW announces the NC National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NC NOW PAC) endorsements for statewide offices in the 2020 General Election, and also federal NOW PAC’s endorsements in Congress. We are excited to announce our support for candidates who have demonstrated a true commitment to women through their words and/or actions. We show the PAC Endorsements on one page. They include 91 statewide endorsements from and 9 federal ones.

Help Move the Ratify ERA Bill Along in NC, From ERA-NC Alliance

Take action to move the NC ERA bills along by contacting NC General Assembly Members to Support Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. This guide was provided by the  ERA-NC Alliance. Also, get friends and coworkers to ask about ERA when you wear one of the green ERA t-shirts.

NC NOW Legislative Update #9 – 1 April 2019 – 3 LGTBQ Bills and more

Three significant bills to protect LGBTQ rights were filed. Another bad anti-abortion bill was filed. A federal judge ruled a provision of another NC anti-abortion law unconstitutional. There is an update on a bill on female genital mutilation.  And tracked bills information is updated.