Category Archives: unfair termination

There are No More Excuses – EME – Aug. + Sept. 2017

On August 26th in 1920, women won the right to vote – Women’s Equality Day. In conjunction with the annual celebration of this event, we will recognize the continued struggle for women to gain full constitutional inclusion by bringing the film, Equal Means Equal, to the big screen in Asheville, Raleigh and Fayetteville.

1. Equal Means Equal in Raleigh on Aug 24
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:40 pm
Place: Regal North Hills Stadium 14 in Raleigh
Address: 4150 Main at North Hills St

Get your ticket using this link –
https://new.tugg.com/events/equal-means-equal-7-r7

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Women’s Equality Day screening of ‘Equal Means Equal’ in NC – 2016

Very excited about the Women’s Equality Day screening of ‘Equal Means Equal’ in NC. Friday, Aug 26, at 4pm, in Manteo!

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This is a must-see! Pulls you in right away. Do you remember these terrible quotes?  “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down!” Recent past, people. See the trailer here! Print your own copies or jump to links at Equal_Means_Equal_Announcment_Manteo_LVW_ERA_Links_v2_2016.

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The State of Discrimination: the Impact of HB2 and HB318

The State of Discrimination: The impact of HB2/HB318

About more than bathrooms, these bills also effect wages, employment and immigration. Fayetteville NOW is cosponsoring this excellent program featuring Rick Glazier, Executive Director of the NC Justice Center (NCJC), and Jimmy Buxton, Fayetteville NAACP Branch President.  

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People all over the country have heard of HB 2, filed by the NC House, ratified by House and Senate, and signed by Governor McCrory in less than 12 hours during a ‘special session’ on 3/23/16.  Misleadingly titled the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act , the interference with local ordinances on bathrooms (and targetting an already extremely vulnerable population) is only a small part of the damage it has done.  2015 bill HB318 targets immigrants and poor people and veterans.

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Latest on ERA-NC Alliance Event on 4-12-16, tips

Please join us on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 for the kick-off event on an Alliance to work on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in NC.  Our panel discussion and reception will be held at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.  Parking tips at the end of the post!
Our panel discussion is at 3:30pm on the topic of “Why the ERA? Why now?”  The panel will be followed by a reception, and signed copies of Jessica Neuwirth’s book, “Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for the Equal Rights Amendment Is Now” will be available.
The date and time of the event are the same, and here is the list of speakers.  Our panel features

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NC NOW Newsletter – August 2015

The August NC NOW newsletter is hot off the presses and available at https://northcarolinanow.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/ncnraleigh-now-newsletter-august-2015-v2.pdf

Weird mid-summer realities are being exposed because the NCGA is still in session—over 3 weeks past when the budget was due on Jun 30th.  Many of our conservative lawmakers are in San Diego with ALEC this week (Jul 22-24) and 8,592 of our Teacher Assistants could become unemployed over the next two years if they don’t fix the budget, more on page 4.  And remember, one of the first punitive pieces of legislation done in 2013 (House Bill 4) SLASHED unemployment amounts and how long people can receive it (from up to 26 weeks to around 12-16 weeks).  If the TAs are eligible for unemployment. 


Pink Slip Truth Tour – Fayetteville NC Stop

Photo Credit: Frank B. Maness 

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Reinstate victim of domestic abuse and work discrimination

Please join us at a hearing to reinstate City of Raleigh employee Shirley Venable on Monday, July 13, 2015, at 10am, at the Wake County Superior Court, 316 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.  Wear a dark purple shirt if you can so her supporters will show up.

10 year veteran sanitation worker Shirley Venable was unjustly fired from her job as a sanitation truck driver in the City of Raleigh in September of 2011.   Shirley had an excellent work record with year after year of “outstanding” job evaluations.   She was one of the few females working in the Solid Waste Services Department, among whom there were many complaints of sexual harassment.

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Photo Credit: http://www.blackactivistzine.org

In the days leading up to her termination, Shirley suffered a horrible domestic violence attack by her estranged husband where she was stabbed, beaten, and threatened with murder.   She was taken to the hospital and treated for her physical wounds and injuries.   Her estranged husband was jailed.   

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