Press Releases

Roe Event: The Elections Results Impact on Reproductive Rights, in Fayetteville on 1/25/17

Fayetteville NOW
PO Box 53816, Fayetteville, NC 28305

January 12, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sharon Johnson 910-489-0100 – heq57@aol.com
                  Roberta Waddle 910-624-6516 – rwaddle@nc.rr.com

Fayetteville National Organization for Women (NOW) will hold a community forum on January 25, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the North Regional Library at 855 McArthur Road in Fayetteville.

The speakers will discuss “The Elections Results Impact on Reproductive Rights”.
Panelists will be Naveed Aziz, MD, Heather Williams, Health Educator for Planned Parenthood and The Honorable Rick Glazier, Director of the North Carolina Justice Center.

Dr. Aziz practices medicine in Spring Lake. She serves on the Board of Better Health and provides free diabetes education seminars for the public that are attended by around 150 people and conducted every three months. Heather Williams provides health education programs for young people and will talk about those programs. Rick Glazier is a former legislator and is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Justice Center that provides policy analysis on many issues.

According to Sharon Johnson, Fayetteville NOW President: “Reproductive justice is one of NOW’s core issues and with the present political climate we are very concerned about women’s health. We want to offer the community some information and discuss possible future actions.”

Questions from the audience will be entertained.

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Women’s March On Raleigh: Women Mobilize NC Press Release – 1/6/17

Raleigh, N.C. – A multiracial, multi-religious, and multi-generational grassroots group of women are planning a Women’s March on Raleigh (WMOR). It is a solidarity event with the Women’s March on Washington, also taking place January 21st, 2017.

Dozens of women and allies have been planning the march from the basement of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church for the past several weeks. Reverend Michelle Laws of the NAACP is a confirmed speaker, as well as MaryBe McMillan of the NC AFL-CIO and Sarah Preston of Lillian’s List.

Read the entire press release, including quotes from organizers Salma Mirza, Carly Jones, Anna Grant, and NC NOW’s President, Gailya Paliga at WMOR Press Release.

Women Making History NOW Conference Press Release – 9/5/16

2016 is a banner year to celebrate “Women Making History NOW!” NC National Organization for Women (NC NOW) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the NOW’s founding, as well as the nomination of the first woman for president by a major political party, at our annual conference on Saturday, October 1 in Raleigh. We’ll look at how far women have come in 50 years and what we still need to do for all people to be treated truly as equals.
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Our keynote speaker is State Auditor Beth Wood, who will speak about ‘the female effect.’ Please join us!
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See Women Making History NOW Conference Press Release 

NC NOW: HB 2 Disastrous for Women

Press release about how the new law resulting from House Bill 2 (HB 2) goes way beyond the LGBT community. The extensive changes to protections in this bill hurt women in shocking ways.  Published 4/7/16.

See NC NOW Press Release: HB 2 Disastrous for Women

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She Wins, We Win Press Conference and Rally
National Women’s Rights Leaders Join NC Leaders in Support of Hillary Clinton, March 3, 2016

This press release was emailed on 3/2/16.  It was posted on the NC NOW website on 3/2/16.  See it at PRESS ADVISORY SWWW Final.

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Congresswoman Alma Adams to deliver keynote address at NC NOW Annual Conference, October 10, 2015

Contact: Gailya Paliga, President of NC National Organization for Women and NC NOW PAC

This press release was emailed on 9/15/15.  It was posted on the NC NOW website on 9/21/15.  See it at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/congresswoman-alma-adams-to-deliver-keynote-address-at-nc-now-conference-101015/

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NC National Organization for Women Announces General Election Endorsements,  October 15, 2014

Contact: Gailya Paliga, President of NC National Organization for Women and NC NOW PAC

This press release was emailed on 10/15/14.  It was posted on the NC NOW website on 10/24/14.  See it at northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/nc-national-organization-for-women-announces-general-election-endorsements/

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