The General Assembly is currently working to truncate this year’s session, additionally diminishing the chances that the bills for ratification of the ERA will be heard this session. Therefore, the date for the June advocacy action, I Love The ERA Cookie Drop, has been moved forward from late June to early June. NC NOW is joining ERA-NC Alliance for the “I Love The ERA” Cookie Drop on June 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the legislature. Participants will distribute heart-shaped cookies and educational literature on why we love the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
“I Love The ERA” Cookie Drop Event details follow.
1. May 22 at 6:30 pm: Come hear Margaret Flowers, MD and founder of HOPE (Health Over Profit for Everyone) speak about “national improved Medicare for all” for every person regardless of age or income. HOPE advocates tactics ranging from traditional lobbying to civil resistance.
2. Jun 7, 2017 – Charlotte NOW Meeting. Topic is Gender Inequality.
The June 7 meeting will continue our discussion of Gender Inequality with a look at some research and data from other areas. In May, Charlotte NOW looked at inequality for women in the media via the Miss Representation documentary. There will be a general business meeting with updates and a call to action. The last 30 minutes will be a social time to get acquainted. Please plan to join us!
Equal Pay Day is the day in any given year when women working full-time, year-round catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. April 4th is Equal Pay Day for 2017, because women on average make 80% of what men make. However, the reality is that the wage gap is even greater for most women of color. ” African-American women’s wages won’t catch up to men’s 2016 earnings until July 31, Native American women until September 25, and Latina women until November 2, according to the ACLU in “Working Women, Your Paycheck Has Been Trapped in a Time Warp,” 4/4/17. Mom’s are penalized too – Equal Pay Day for moms arrives in late May this year. Even celebrating Equal Pay Day on Tuesday is significant. Tuesday was selected to represent how far into the next work week women must work to earn what men earned the previous week! More here about myths on women’s pay, and what can be done to make pay more fair.
In “Shortchanged: Gender and race discrimination in the workplace, and how to fix it,” 4/3/17, NC Policy Watch Blog, Women’s March On Raleigh organizer Shana Becker wrote,
NC NOW is part of NC’s Cities For CEDAW (Convention for Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women) coalition. The coalition meets monthly in Raleigh. Read more about Cities for CEDAW (C4C) at “What do you know about CEDAW? How can it help you?” 8/22/15.
On June 16, the coalition met from 6pm to 8:20pm. From 7pm on, we had a conference call with Araceli Campos from Los Angeles to learn more about LA’s Cities for CEDAW program. Campos walked us through a powerpoint presentation she had sent.
Please join us on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 for the kick-off event on an Alliance to work on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in NC. Our panel discussion and reception will be held at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Parking tips at the end of the post!
The date and time of the event are the same, and here is the list of speakers. Our panel features
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NC NOW: HB 2 Disastrous for Women
Raleigh, NC, 4/7/16 – Much of the public discussion over HB 2 has focused on its harm to the LGBT community (which includes women) and the backlash of opposition from businesses, sporting event organizers, and elected officials inside and outside of NC. However, the new law goes way beyond the LGBT community. The extensive changes to protections in this bill (now law) hurt women in shocking ways.
- “HB 2 eliminates all existing state law remedies for women from being demoted, transferred, or terminated from their job because of their sex,” according to Rick Glazier, in “18 Questions, 18 Answers: The Real Facts Behind House Bill 2,” 4/1/16. Rick Glazier is the Executive Director of the NC Justice Center, a lawyer, and the former Representative of Cumberland County, which he served for 7 terms.
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Wondering how women are doing in the US of A? Read “For US Women Inequality Takes Many Forms,” published in April 2015, by Ariel Smilowitz.
According to her article,
“The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR )– in partnership with a multitude of organizations including the Ford Foundation, the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, and the Center for American Progress — just released the 2015 edition of its project on the Status of Women in the States, with newly updated data and trend analyses on women’s economic, social and political progress in the United States.”
IWPR has released “data on U.S. women’s employment and earnings, poverty and opportunity, work and family, violence and safety, reproductive rights, health and well-being and political participation.”