The Signature Ad sign up is first. Followed by more about access to abortion and what happened in 2019.
To get your name in online, fill in this form and continue to make a donation. Standard donation is $35, but any amount helps. If you want your name in the ad but cannot afford a donation at this time, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can pay through Paypal through the links below, print off the form and mail it, or enter your information and we will mail or email you a followup letter/invoice. You can also donate to NC NOW anonymously using the appeal form and online. We can accept names online or by phone through Jan. 16.
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If you prefer to mail a check, use the form at Pro-choice Signature Ad Form (2020). Please print and mail in with your check or credit card payment information.
Every North Carolina legislator will later receive a copy of this ad, proving that there is a large pro-choice contingent across the entire state of North Carolina.
You know you want your own representatives to see their own supporters names (including your name) when they look at the ad they will receive.
The war against women’s reproductive rights has escalated to unprecedented heights. A slew of abortion ban bills were introduced around the country in 2019. See a few examples in NC and Other State Abortion Bans – What Are We Looking At? In North Carolina, we’ve just experienced one of the least productive legislative sessions in North Carolina history. The NC General Assembly finally adjourned in November with no more damage done to reproductive rights—but the threats are real and ongoing. Our governor vetoed an outrageous bill claiming to protect born-alive fetuses from murder on the grounds that existing law already protects born-alive infants. Other equally outrageous bills were introduced, but died in committee. Anti-abortion forces no longer enjoy free reign to implement their extreme agenda here in North Carolina—with one major exception.
The budget vetoed by Gov. Cooper included over 2.6 million dollars given away to anti-abortion organizations and even directly to “crisis pregnancy” centers. These “fake clinics” provide few if any medical services. Instead they lure women seeking abortion services and spread misleading and untrue anti-abortion propaganda. Their sole purpose is to dissuade women from having abortions. It is an outrage to give 2.6 million in tax dollars to fund activities of the anti-abortion movement.
As the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision approaches, it is important for us to take a stand and make a public statement in support of the rights it protects. We invite you to join us in signing our annual Pro-choice Signature Ad Appeal (2020) and/or making a donation! NC NOW runs a pro-choice signature ad in the Indy Weekly (previously known as The Independent Weekly) every year. The ad runs in January, timed with the January 22 anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision (1/22/73) that gave women control over their bodies and lives. 2020 marks the 47th anniversary of Roe. The signature ad commemorates Roe v. Wade, and also raises money for NOW’s work in North Carolina.
Make your statement (I’m Pro-Choice Too!) by including your name in the ad and/or by making a donation to NC NOW.
Find the 2020 appeal letter at Pro-choice Signature Ad Form (2020). Read it for more information or you can print and mail in with any donation. If you mail it in after January 15, please also email president at raleighnow.org or fill in your information online (below) to make sure we get your name in the ad. After January 15, we may be able to fit a few names, so email anyway.
Every year, we run the pro-choice signature ad in the Indy Weekly on or near the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, which gave women the right to control their own reproductive lives. North Carolina NOW takes over the entire centerfold of the Indy Week periodical. We print columns of names of North Carolinians who support women’s reproductive rights. The ad runs in Indy Week. In late winter or early spring, depending on when the NC Legislature is in session, we deliver pro-choice signature ad packets to every one of our NC Senate and House representatives.
In 2020, we celebrate the 47th anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision. Watch for a Roe v. Wade event near you. Also there may be women’s march anniversary events around the state! We’ll keep you posted.
Our signature ad appeal letters capture what happened with choice and sometimes with the NCGA, and sometimes with national organizations (like ALEC) that year.
Here are some past Pro-Choice Signature Ad letters. These letters cover years after North Carolina turned hostile toward women and reproductive rights. North Carolina had been a relatively progressive state before 2011.
2019 – Pro-Choice Signature Ad Appeal Letter – 2019
2018 –Pro-Choice Signature Ad Appeal Letter – 2018
2017 – Pro-choice Signature Ad appeal letter – 2017
2016 – Pro-Choice Signature Ad Appeal Letter – 2016
2015 – Pro-Choice Signature Ad appeal letter – 2015
2014 – Pro-choice Signature Ad appeal letter – 2014
2013 – Pro-choice Signature Ad appeal letter – 2013
2012 – Pro-choice Signature Ad appeal letter – 2012