Did you notice the Wake County school board overhaul? (2014)

Thanks to conservative Wake County Commissioner Paul Coble for reminding us of how they had the NC Legislature interfere with the Wake County School Board.   So many bad laws were passed in 2013, I had forgotten about this one – and it’s huge for the future of public education in Wake County, our children, ourContinue reading “Did you notice the Wake County school board overhaul? (2014)”

Lousy to the Ladies of the League, and to Betty Lou, too

The League of Women Voters of Wake County (LWV-WC) has sponsored candidate forums annually for at least 15 years. I always try to attend at least one myself – it really helps to see candidates in action. These forums are always beautifully run – professional and non-partisan. I was shocked and offended to read thatContinue reading “Lousy to the Ladies of the League, and to Betty Lou, too”

Gigantic ERA event in DC on Sept 12/13, includes stars from NC!

You are invited to attend the rally heralding a new movement to pass the ERA! For rally info: http://rallyhub.wearewoman.us/event-info/ NC has 2 important speakers at the big ERA event in DC on Sept 13 – Marena Groll, and Madison Kimrey. Marena Groll has been convincing others of the need for ERA for years, and wasContinue reading “Gigantic ERA event in DC on Sept 12/13, includes stars from NC!”

Save the Date! NC NOW State Conference – 10/11/14

SAVE THE DATE – Saturday, OCTOBER 11 – NC NOW Annual Conference Please join us at our 2014 NC NOW state conference.  Our theme is “Demand Justice for Women NOW”.   Members and other feminists will enjoy an opportunity to connect with other chapter members across the state. The day will include presentations on the ERA andContinue reading “Save the Date! NC NOW State Conference – 10/11/14”

NC following the downhill spiral of Kansas

The Budget and Tax Center is warning NC off following the downhill spiral in Kansas.  This came out before the official NCGA analysis of NC’s numbers came out on 7/24/14.  And again, the NCGA memo just includes estimates of personal income – we do not know how much NC will lose from the corporate taxContinue reading “NC following the downhill spiral of Kansas”

Roe-Be-Gone Effort Focuses on Fetal Personhood, by Kim Gandy, 12/13/06

Declaring fetuses to be equally protected “persons” (a legal term of art) under the law, and eventually under the U.S. Constitution, continues to be a holy mission for anti-abortion activists in the House, Senate, White House, throughout state governments, and beyond.

Read why establishing “fetal personhood” is important to anti-abortion opponents.

Action: Not My Boss’s Business Bill – Did your Senator(s) vote Against birth control?

If you live in NC, you have one senator who voted for women and one who voted against.  Call your Senator who voted against the “Not my boss’s business” bill.  Tell Sen. Burr you are upset with his vote against birth control coverage, and for corporations.  Give him a quick call (Monday to Friday) atContinue reading “Action: Not My Boss’s Business Bill – Did your Senator(s) vote Against birth control?”

Groll: Rape Deniers, 6/28/14, Onslow Times

Sometimes a man’s comments so shock the conscience that the only moral option is to drop his column no matter how mega-mouthed a political icon he is. Turns out, George Will will no longer be featured on the pages of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The paper dumped his bottom end last Wednesday mincing no wordsContinue reading “Groll: Rape Deniers, 6/28/14, Onslow Times”

FB: Congresswoman Renee Ellmers embarrasses NC and women everywhere, 7/15/14

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers actually gave this advice for her GOP male colleagues. She says they need to speak “down to a woman’s level” so that they can be understood. http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/ellmers-urges-men-bring-policy-down-womans-level http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/15/1314129/-GOP-Rep-Renee-Ellmers-Men-Must-Speak-Down-To-A-Woman-s-Level-If-They-Want-To-Be-Understood Apparently we must all speak down for her poor sad self, but if you speak down to me, watch out! If you want toContinue reading “FB: Congresswoman Renee Ellmers embarrasses NC and women everywhere, 7/15/14”

FB: 3 Monumentally Disastrous SCOTUS Rulings – for Women, 7/14/14

Although the short session has been fascinating, a legislative update wouldn’t be complete without including the 3 monumentally disastrous Supreme Court cases that were decided within a week (Jun 26, 2014 to June 30, 2014), all of which hurt women. First, the Supreme Court ruled on the abortion clinic buffer zone case, McCullen v. Coakley.Continue reading “FB: 3 Monumentally Disastrous SCOTUS Rulings – for Women, 7/14/14”