Upcoming events later March, April

Events from later March and also April of 2015.  This posting had been waiting to be published for about 3 weeks.  Happens sometimes.  Thanks to Tara Romano of NCWU for many of the events from many organizations. . Sunday, March 8, and Sunday, Mar 29, and Sunday April 19, all in Fayetteville: Fayetteville NOW isContinue reading “Upcoming events later March, April”

Good until 2011, when omnibus antiabortion bill was passed over veto

The number of states considered hostile to abortion skyrocketed from 2000 to 2014, as you can see in the infographic from Guttmacher Institute, at http://www.guttmacher.org/media/infographics/2000-2014-maps-states.html North Carolina was doing fine through 2010.  When the conservatives took over the Legislature in 2011, women’s access to abortion was attacked in a severe way.  Somehow conservatives convinced a Republican womanContinue reading “Good until 2011, when omnibus antiabortion bill was passed over veto”

FB: 3 Monumentally Disastrous SCOTUS Rulings – for Women, 7/14/14

Although the short session has been fascinating, a legislative update wouldn’t be complete without including the 3 monumentally disastrous Supreme Court cases that were decided within a week (Jun 26, 2014 to June 30, 2014), all of which hurt women. First, the Supreme Court ruled on the abortion clinic buffer zone case, McCullen v. Coakley.Continue reading “FB: 3 Monumentally Disastrous SCOTUS Rulings – for Women, 7/14/14”

Women remember what happened in 2013!

It is hard to comprehend how much damage NC’s Conservative lawmakers did during the 2013 legislative session. The war on women may not have been what the NC General Assembly (NCGA) intended, but a war on women has been waged! The NCGA has dismantled much of women’s rights progress of the last 50 years! WomenContinue reading “Women remember what happened in 2013!”

Show Me The Money, by Mary Sheridan

North Carolina’s disastrous budget fiasco is getting some much needed attention What our State Office of Budget and Management called ‘disappointing’, Sabra Faires, in the N&O article on May 6, 2014 termed a ‘Budget Disaster of Gigantic Proportions‘. That says it all, NC policymakers really made a terrible budget. Faires is a former assistant secretaryContinue reading “Show Me The Money, by Mary Sheridan”