Legislative Update #3 for the short session. Includes a summary and tracks bills introduced this session which pertain to women and NOW’s issues.
Three of NC’s ‘leaders’ have decided to take on the DOJ, Department of Justice, over Hate Bill 2. The DOJ is not amused. Unfortunately NC’s residents, and NC’s reputation are the sure losers in this battle.
Don’t get distracted! HB 2 is horrible for all residents of NC. North Carolina joins Mississippi as the only two states that do not offer their citizens state law protection against the most basic forms of discrimination. You may be surprised how bad it is for women.
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.
Fayetteville NOW and Quaker House Win Community Award for Work Against Racism. Next series of “Cracking the Codes” begins in Apr 2016.
Protests around the state in reaction to NCGA’s extreme bill that was pushed through during a ‘Special Session’ that the NCGA called itself in order to interfere with a non-discrimination ordinance in Charlotte.
Fayetteville NOW is working with other organizations to promote discussions around race and white privilege via a 3 part ‘Cracking the Code” series. This series works to promote understanding each other through cultural awareness.
Read about 3 excellent documentaries you’ll want to see! Explore problems of campus rape and dangerous portrayal of women in media and culture. Be inspired by a sea captain/doctor bringing information and assistance to women in countries where abortion is banned.
Links to articles on a bill which targets immigrants and poor people. The anti-immigration sections go into effect immediately. This bill was signed by Governor McCrory on 10/29/15.
2 important protest events this week – dramatic die-in on NC’s continued refusal to expand Medicaid and even larger protest of HB318 which targets immigrants, veterans, part time workers, and other vulnerable populations.