This week saw the introduction of what is probably an historic number of bills to protect LGBTQ rights. All are much needed and way overdue. Bills further restricting women’s reproductive rights were also introduced. Read here about HB 2, the LBGTQ or gay panic defense, conversion therapy and the state of NC’s anti-discrimination law now.
Another busy week as another House Bill brings derision to NC, a House Representative gets national attention for a very inappropriate comment, and the Republicans are abusing their power in new and worse ways.
Read the powerful pro-choice signature ad letter to legislators from NC NOW here! Help us deliver the packets today!
No excuse for skipping town hall meetings – Senator Tillis needs to step up.
NC NOW’s Legislative Update #5 includes Governor Cooper’s proposed budget, dueling HB2 repeal press conferences, and extreme bills to handle cities and universities trying to protect their residents/students who are immigrants. Lawsuits related to the NCGA are being tracked too.
NC NOW legislative update #3 lists bills of special interest or concern to women, based on National Organization for Women issue priorities.
Some pictures showing the diversity and size of the HKonJ march and rally this year. Also a link to the many excellent speeches at the assembly.
The NC NOW Legislative Update #2 talks about lawsuits in process, what the NC Legislature did during its first half week back in session, and what we may expect.
A multiracial, multi-religious, and multi-generational grassroots group of women are planning a Women’s March on Raleigh (WMOR). We are giving voice to thousands of women, connecting them with existing organizations. This is also a solidarity event with the Women’s March on Washington, also taking place January 21st, 2017. Families are welcome! Please join us!
Join us in Raleigh to march and rally in support of women and in solidarity with people in Washington DC and around the country. Get hooked up with existing organizations and make a difference NOW!