The internet is on fire discussing another terrible decision from our nation’s Supreme Court, another attack on women. On Monday, June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that for-profit employers can decide whether or not to cover their employees’ birth control and contraception. Strictly speaking, the conservative majority ruledContinue reading “Paliga: They know not what they do, apparently – 7/2/14 in Onslow Times”
ABC 11 has their coverage of the press conference, “Activists asking why Sen. Burr seems to be blocking North Carolina’s first African-American female federal judge nomination,” at http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=9524944. They ran it multiple times, as did the other 2 stations that covered us!
Got a really ironic response to my letter and call on the blocking of the nomination of Jennifer May-Parker for the long standing vacancy in the Eastern District of NC by Senator Burr. As you may remember, Sen. Burr recommended May-Parker in 2009 (letter captured at Huffington Post, link found at “Richard Burr Blocks JudicialContinue reading “FB: Ironic response from Senator Burr’s office (4/10/14) – give him a call yourself!”
“What must be challenged is why women’s life decisions can be legislated.” from letter to editor (LTE) by Jan Allen: Women Must Make Own Decisions This LTE by our Jan Allen – who actual plays important roles in many women’s groups – she is an integral part of NC NOW, has been on the boardContinue reading “Allen: Women Must Make Own Decisions, N&O, 2/8/14”
NC Senator Richard Burr is blocking the nomination of Jennifer May-Parker as U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The position has been vacant since Dec. 2005, over eight years. Newsweek Magazine reported “the Eastern District of North Carolina is officially classified as a ‘judicial emergency.’” AndContinue reading “Burr holding up confirmation process on judge he recommended, 3/30/14”
At the Moral Monday for education tonight – you can wear red to support public education. Or dress with your group. Dark purple for NC NOW. Magenta with Planned Parenthood. Looks like Yellow for workers, and some previous arrestees have yellow shirts..
First Moral Monday in Raleigh is Monday, May 19 at Halifax Mall. So much to cover – teachers are leaving NC in droves! NC’s budget was designed to fail – and is failing spectacularly ($445 in the hole by June 30, 2014 plus more)! The leadership of the NCGA just changed the rules of buildingContinue reading “Moral Monday on May 19th – Be There or Be Square!”
Mar 30, 2014 NC Senator Richard Burr is blocking the nomination of Jennifer May-Parker as U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The position has been vacant since Dec. 2005, over eight years. Newsweek Magazine reported “the Eastern District of North Carolina is officially classified as aContinue reading “Burr holding up confirmation process on judge he recommended, letter to N&O”
It is hard to comprehend how much damage NC’s Conservative lawmakers did during the 2013 legislative session. The war on women may not have been what the NC General Assembly (NCGA) intended, but a war on women has been waged! The NCGA has dismantled much of women’s rights progress of the last 50 years! WomenContinue reading “Women remember what happened in 2013!”