NC NOW Legislative Update #10 – 8 April 2019 – Two Pro-women Bills Introduced

Week 10, another bad abortion bill was introduced, this bill also does not hold up under scientific scrutiny.  Also, NCGA interference in law enforcement, as they threaten Sheriffs with massive fines to force them to work as extensions of ICE. Two positive bills were filed – the North Carolina Equal Pay Act and the Enact NC Healthy Pregnancy Act. In the full legislative update, you can see summary and status of the list of bills NC NOW is tracking.

20th Annual SBA Event in Fayetteville Celebrates Police Chief

Fayetteville Police Chief Gina V. Hawkins was recognized by Fayetteville NOW for her leadership abilities during the organization’s Susan B. Anthony Birthday Celebration on Tuesday, 3/12/19. Chief Hawkins is the first woman and first minority to serve in the permanent position of police chief for Fayetteville.  

ERA: Alyssa Milano Wants It. How About You?

Women have been working to get equal rights in the United States for 170 years! Too many people don’t realize women don’t have equal rights. Why is ERA catching fire now? What will it do for women and families? How can you help? North Carolina women are pushing now and pushing hard! Learn more and join the effort! Alyssa Milano is in!

International Women’s Day Luncheon with Triad NOW, 3/9/19

Triad NOW is hosting its first International Women’s day Luncheon on Saturday, 3/9/19, from noon to 2:30pm. They have a “knock your socks off” presentation by Purity Ruchugo from Kenya, an inspiring multi-media presentation about international women activists by Iris Cole, and an international menu. 

Fayetteville NOW’s 20th SBA Event Honors Police Chief Gina Hawkins, 3/12/19

The Fayetteville Chapter of NOW is holding their 20th annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Celebration. In 2019, they are honoring Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins, who is the first woman and first minority to serve in the permanent position of police chief for Fayetteville. The event is Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Please register in advance.

ERA Advocacy Day at NCGA a Big Success! 1/30/19

NC NOW members attended an ERA Advocacy Day at the Legislative Building and Legislative Office Building in Raleigh on Wednesday, 1/30/19. Women delivered two things to each legislator – a letter from the ERA-NC Alliance and Legalize Equality, a 30 minute DVD which makes the case for ERA. Great timing since January 30 was the legislators’ first day back and many legislators, or at least their assistants, were available.

Women and Allies Show Strength Again at Raleigh Women’s March on 1/26/19!

Thousands gathered at the NC Legislative Building and in Halifax Mall for the 2019 Raleigh Women’s March on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Summary of event with theme, speakers, performers, signs and more.

One State to Go – Let’s Make History: ERA 2019 on 1/30/19

North Carolina has a historic chance to be the 38th — and final! — state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Join us as we bring that message to our legislators. We need them to know that North Carolina wants equal rights for all – women and men! #ALLforERA  One more state. Not one more genERAtion. ERA Advocacy Day on 1/30/19.

Make Your Pro-Choice Statement!

With the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, there is more danger than ever before that Roe v. Wade could be overturned or its application severely restricted. If federal protection for abortion rights is denied or diminished, the battle to defend women’s reproductive rights will shift to the states. Here in North Carolina, the forces for abortion rights have been historically strong, but in this political climate our voices must grow stronger and our support for a woman’s right to choose must become more visible. The pro-choice signature ad is one way to make your support for choice visible.