NC NOW Announces 2020 General Election PAC Endorsements, Updated

NC NOW announces the NC National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NC NOW PAC) endorsements for statewide offices in the 2020 General Election, and also federal NOW PAC’s endorsements in Congress. We are excited to announce our support for candidates who have demonstrated a true commitment to women through their words and/or actions. We show the PAC Endorsements on one page. They include 91 statewide endorsements from and 9 federal ones.

NC NOW Legislative Update – Harrassment, Assault & Bullying in NCGA – 01 Jun 2020

NC NOW Legislative Update for Jun 1, 2020. There have been shocking developments concerning alleged sexual harassment and verbal assault in the General Assembly.  Senator Erica Smith has accused Senate colleagues of harassment, assault, and bullying in incidents dating back to 2015. Complaints against legislators are handled internally and secretly by the Legislative Ethics Committee consisting of legislators who are historically reluctant to condemn any of their colleagues. These issues came to a head on September 11, 2019, when reporters witnessed Sen. Paul Lowe (D-Forsyth) being escorted out of a committee room by other Senators.

Cavalier: MMIW Speech: Enough Finger Pointing, Start Fixing It

Crystal Cavelier traveled from Robeson County to speak on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women at the 2020 Raleigh Women’s March. Here is her speech. She is willing and able to speak more on this topic.

Ruffner-Linn: Outside Looking In on July 4th

It’s been a hard 4th of July with discoveries of more crimes against children and families, and a mockery of our country by a president who avoided armed forces. Consider what a long time NOW member wrote about how her views of Independence Day have changed. “As our nation celebrated the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, a peculiar feeling came over me. One I’d never felt before on the 4th of July. I felt…left out. Definitely as if I was on the outside looking in.” -KRL

Stop Kavanaugh Events Around NC – starting 9/4/18

Events around the state starting 9/4/18, timed with the start of confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for US Supreme Court. Kavanaugh is an extremist and would be devastating to all kinds of people and the environment. Link to action as well.

Trump Administration Attacks Women via ACA and Title X Changes

How Trump Administration changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to Title X will hurt women. Here are many things people may not realize about women and health insurance. You will be shocked that women were charged more as a matter of course (called gender rating) and what was considered a pre-existing condition before ACA. You will also be shocked what this domestic Gag Rule will do.

#EnoughIsEnough Summit Report 4/25/18, By Lori Bunton

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.

Equal Means Equal Showing in Smithfield, 12/4/17

The Equal Means Equal documentary is being shown in Smithfield, NC on December 4, 2017. Join NC NOW’s president for a discussion session after the film.

There are No More Excuses – EME – Aug. + Sept. 2017

Women’s Equality Day is the perfect time to get a picture of how unequal things still are for women. This documentary shows you things you may know, but also what you may not realize. Showing in August in Raleigh, Triad, Fayetteville and Asheville. On college campuses around the state in September 2017. More powerful viewing it on the big screen.