We have 3 actions to take on national issues. Oppose the House Budget which slashes trillions of dollars from healthcare, food and income assistance, education and more. Oppose HR 38 – giving domestic violence offenders the right to stalk and kill their intimate partners across state lines! Oppose HR 36 – another abortion ban.
Update: Emergency rally to stop the Graham-Cassidy bill at Tillis’ office on Saturday, 9/23/17, in Raleigh. Bring signs and yourselves. Lots of great speakers. Pix of some past protests.
Have you called your Senators yet to tell them to vote AGAINST the latest terrible Trumpcare proposal? Please do. We *MUST* persist. See what is in the latest bad bill, and where to call and write.
National figures are joining us in Chapel Hill for a campus showing of Equal Means Equal. Jessica Neuwirth (ERA Coalition), Eleanor Smeal (Feminist Majority Foundation/Ms. Magazine) and Nevada State Senator Pat Spearman are guest panelists for the Campus 4 ERA launch on Fri., Sept. 15, 2017. Details are below. The event is open to the public, free admission. More information on flyer.
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.
The Wheel of Misfortune was the coolest feature of the last “Tuesdays with Tillis” protest. Also included a march, speakers, a die-in and attempted delivery of a dramatic wreath. July 5 theme is taking coverage away from Veterans. The July 11 theme is women and children.
Read more about Medicaid and the damage that Trumpcare will do in the following articles, among other places. Also no state would fare worse than North Carolina, where 1.3 million in NC could lose health insurance under Senate health plan.
The NC Budget is bad for women and the state. This budget intensifies the attack on women’s reproductive rights by appropriating $2.6 million to crisis pregnancy centers over a two-year period. It discontinues health care benefits for retired state workers and teachers. It removes a major benefit of working for the state – state employees (including teachers) hired after January 2021 will no longer receive health insurance benefits. In addition, this budget continues the disturbing practice of including policy that has never voted on in the budget. In general, the Republican policy of tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy along with cuts to programs that benefit low income citizens continues in this budget.
Latest plans to get rid of Obamacare – using sabotage, speed and secrecy in the US Senate. Renew your protests now! So many ways to do it! In person, including Tuesdays with Tillis. Calling options. More!
NC is proposing big changes to ‘reform’ Medicaid, and now is the time to give input on it. NC DHHS is seeking additional public input from April 25 to 11:59 p.m. on May 25, 2017 on the Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs transformation (also known as “Medicaid reform”). In person meetings are being held in May. Link to more information and DHHS notice here.