You are invited to a community forum about the calls for a Safe Zone Resolution and Policy for immigrant students in Wake County Public School (WCPSS).
WCPSS Board members, County Commissioners, the Mayor and City Council members have been invited to listen to stories from immigrant students, families, and advocates about their experiences in schools in the current political climate, the increase in racist incidents, and the clarification of boundaries for School Resource Officers’ (SRO’s) interactions with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Durham Community rallying to protect Wildin Acosta, a student grabbed on his way to school one morning. Photo Credit: ABC News
The description is available in Spanish as well as English at the FB Page Event at
I am outraged that Senators Burr and Tillis’ votes for Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos have thrown North Carolina’s children under the bus – the school bus. Senator Tillis even served as PTA President for his daughter’s High School, but that didn’t stop him from putting in office an unqualified – but filthy rich – nominee who many believe is hostile to public education. And let it be made clear this is not proof of supporting women in leadership – both Tillis and Burr have blocked well qualified African-American nominees like Loretta Lynch, Jennifer May Parker and Patricia Timmons-Goodsen.
DeVos has no personal experience in public education, not as student, parent, teacher or administration. In fact, she has worked to undermine public education, spending more than two decades promoting taxpayer-subsidized vouchers for private and parochial school tuition and promoting publicly funded but privately run charter schools. She also tried to strip teacher unions of their influence.
Posted in campus safety, children, do your job, education, hate crimes, lgbt, public education, Sexual Assault, stonewalling, women
Tagged campus safety, education, lgbt, public education, stonewalling qualified candidate, teachers
We had a rocking press conference and pep rally at the Legislative Building in Raleigh on Thursday, Mar 3, 2016. Ellie Smeal, President of Feminist Majority, and Terry O’Neill, President of NOW, joined NC women’s rights leaders, and student leaders to share why Hillary Clinton has helped our main issues or inspired us individually.
We included leaders and advocates for access to reproductive health care, civil rights, LGBTQ issues, equal access to education, and more. We agreed that Hillary’s campaign is the first presidential campaign in history to prioritize feminist issues, and to champion the fact that we cannot close the income gap and build a more robust economy without dealing with injustice based on sex, race, gender identity, ethnicity, and homophobia.
UNC-CH students speaking
Photo Credit: Sen. McKissick’s Office
The 3 part event included a press conference, a rally, and then a more intimate discussion with Ellie Smeal and Terry O’Neill.
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Tagged abortion, campus safety, lgbt, medicaid expansion, women
Excellent documentaries to consider watching – alone or with a group. A few local NC NOW chapters plan to show “The Vessel” as the annual Roe Event on Jan. 28, 2016. CNN just showed “The Hunting Ground” nationally in the third week of November of last year. Raleigh NOW screened Generation M: Misogyny in Media and Culture in 2012.
Posted in abortion, discrimination, documentaries, Misogyny, Rape, reproductive rights, safety for women, Sexual Assault, violence against women, women
Tagged abortion, campus safety, discrimination, documentaries, Rape, reproductive rights, safety, Sexual Assault, violence against women, women
Tara Romano gave an excellent speech on women and the harmful and spiteful legislation going forward in the Legislature. Contrasting that with what the legislature SHOULD and COULD be doing –lifting women and families up. Tara gave this at the Moral Monday Reunites event, on 29 April 2015. NC National Organization for Women is a member of NC Women United.
You can watch her speech at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vHSnkmogpA. You can read it here (emphasis added by NC NOW).
My name is Tara Romano and I am president of North Carolina Women United. I am proud to be working with so many women across North Carolina who know we deserve better than the harmful and spiteful legislation we’ve see recently.
Photo Credit: NC Policy Watch
As in the 2013 session, we’re hearing a lot of talk from legislators about women’s rights and safety and the protection of families.
It was empty rhetoric then, and it’s empty rhetoric now. Instead we’re seeing policies based on the belief that women can’t be trusted to make our own decisions.
Supporters of House Bill 465 say it protects a women’s choice. Unless, of course, she makes what they consider to be the wrong choice and then she’s forced to wait 72 hours to make a different choice.
Posted in discrimination, domestic violence, economic justice, Equal Rights Amendment, Medicaid, ncga interference, reproductive rights, voting, women
Tagged campus safety, Equal Rights Amendment, Families, Moral Monday, violence against women, women's rights