North Carolina has a Black maternal health crisis in as well as gaps in reproductive health care that was further exposed during the pandemic. The maternal death rate is especially high in North Carolina. North Carolina ranks 30th out of the 50 states. Nationally Black women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues than white or Hispanic women. The United States has the highest maternal death rate of all the Western democracies, and, most alarmingly, the rate has been rising. North Carolina NOW supports the passage of the North Carolina Momnibus Act (SB632/HB 507) that targets the Black maternal health crisis in the state and addresses the gaps in reproductive health care during the pandemic. Here is an action for you to take to push our representatives to end the Black maternal health crisis NOW!
The 2019 State Conference in Charlotte on 11/9/19 included new topics, an exciting keynote, diverse attendees and many first timers. We had members and attendees from 18 to 80 and Rep. Deb Butler’s speech was a highlight for all! Our conference theme was “The Time For Justice Is NOW.” NOW covers all issues affecting women, butContinue reading “New Topics, Exciting Keynote, Diverse Attendees at 2019 State Conference on 11/9/19”
Two sets of workshops are planned at the NC NOW NOW State Conference on 11/9/19 in Uptown Charlotte – one set in the morning and one set in the afternoon. Read about them in this post. You can preregister for the conference and for the workshops here. Some workshops may need to be capped due to space and other considerations, so preregistering will secure your spot.
We invite you to join us in the afternoon on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Raleigh to support our North Carolina legislators, who are filing the bills necessary to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Here in North Carolina, we have the historic chance to bring equal rights to every citizen of the United States of America. North Carolina can be the 38th of 38 states needed to ratify the ERA. You can help!
Information about upcoming events in Raleigh – mid January through end of February. Join us at one or all! There are 3 big march events scheduled in this one month period – MLK March, Raleigh Women’s March and Rally and the HKonJ March and Rally.
NC NOW’s Legislative Wrap-up for the 2018 Short Session includes a list and summary of the six amendments North Carolinians will be voting on in the general election in Nov 2018. It also captured a summary of ERA NC Advocacy Day 2018 (6/27/18), new restrictions on early voting, a listing of enacted laws, and a list of failed bills.
The National Organization for Women, in conjunction with the Feminist Majority Foundation, sponsored a one – day summit and congressional briefing in DC to address sexual harassment and assault in the workplace and schools,
#EnoughIsEnough. The goal of the summit was to have speakers from all walks of life – legislators, activists, academics and survivors – explore various facets of sexual violence in workplaces and in schools. The speakers would address needed improvements in law and policy, recommendations for the most effective methods in preventing and dealing with sexual violence, and strategies to craft a more survivor-centric legal system.
The first panel was a who’s who of legal minds from national organizations! The second panel looked at state laws (see photo). The third panel was about campus safety and Title IX. The lunchtime speaker spoke about reinstating VAWA. The fourth panel focused on sexual harassment in the workplace.
Read about it here.
Want to learn some skills or get some tips? Want to discuss how to move women forward? Want to work together with other women’s groups in NC? Go to the women’s conference in Winston-Salem on Saturday, 3/24/18.
Learn some advocacy basics. Hosted by NC NOW and BPW-Triangle.