Coronavirus Exposes NC Unemployment Benefit Cruelty, Worse Burden on Women

The coronavirus is a catastrophe for low paid workers. With women filling the majority of these jobs, the tragedy of unemployment and the lack of adequate unemployment insurance will fall disproportionately on them. NC’s meager unemployment compensation program is both callous and bad for the economy. The NCGA must fix these deficiencies in unemployment compensation and improve situations for women and families with laws to help them survive the pandemic and beyond.

Easy action to help Expand Medicaid in NC (June 2019)

Do this and be part of something bigger (From Coalition on health care in NC):
Make a sign telling your lawmaker why Health Care Can’t Wait. Snap a selfie holding your sign. Email it to healthactionnc@gmail.com to be included in a slideshow showcasing the actions across the state to push out on social media. Please include your location in the email.

Grimes: Fayetteville NOW Partners with Fayetteville State University in 2019

Fayetteville NOW has partnered with Fayetteville State University (FSU) in presentations and projects. This includes opening dialogue during class, and will include outside events, including at least one the students designed themselves. 

Durham, First Human and Women’s Rights City in North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From: NC Coalition For CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) CONTACTS: Melissa Peters, http://www.womennc.org, melissa.peters@womennc.org Gailya Paliga, http://www.northcarolinanow.org, president@raleighnow.org Durham, First Human and Women’s Rights City in North Carolina Raleigh, NC, 8/5/18 – The Durham City Council passed a resolution endorsing the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination AgainstContinue reading “Durham, First Human and Women’s Rights City in North Carolina”

Blue Stocking Salon on Women in Poverty Summary – 1/27/18

Fayetteville NOW’s Young Feminist Committee hosted their 3rd Blue Stocking Salon on 1/27/18. The topic of women in poverty drew the largest group yet! We discussed various studies and their results, personal experiences with social safety nets and anti-poverty activism as well as what we could do after the salon to act on what we learned.

What do you know about “Equal Pay Day”?

Make sure you know what ‘Equal Pay Day’ signifies – all of the many equal pay days in a year. More about myths on women’s pay, and what you might do about it.