Great news on the Irwin Detention Center from the Georgia NOW President, Triana Arnold James. Georgia NOW had been fighting the alleged sterilizations and other terrible conditions at the Irwin Detention Center in Georgia since last September when a whistleblower exposed conditions there. Nurse Dawn Wooten became a whistleblower last September when she exposed that a doctor waas sterilizing many many women without their consent at this detention center, ‘shoddy Covid care’ as well as the shredding of medical records at Irwin. In addition, The Daily Beast had reported last fall that the doctor who ordered and performed the hysterectomies, Dr. Mahendrakumar Amin, is not even a board-certified OB-GYN. How dare ICE use someone like that. Raleigh NOW was also very interested in this situation, and a member had written to the Georgia state medical board on the terrible doctor. Investigations were reopened on detention center and on this doctor. Action to take to help detained immigrants.
Don’t want to lose access to these important articles on national issues which were posted on the NC NOW facebook page. Topics here include another big push on Military to address massive sexual assault disaster, what would ensure the ERA reaches its equality potential, how Biden Administration should move ahead with very high approval ratings on policies, how a Senator is holding up Biden’s cabinet nominees by applying a double standard, how Biden needs to free Reality Winner, and ICE targetting progressive sheriffs around the state with billboards
Unveiling 4 new ERA billboards with a press conference at the NC Legislature. The legislature passed and the Governor vetoed HB370, Require Sheriff Cooperation with ICE. North Carolina NOW supported the veto. Update on state budget stalemate.
The NCGA is targeting immigrants and forcing sheriffs to do ICE’s job and bidding in North Carolina, while the Trump Administration has moved to impose the cost of a manufactured border crisis on other countries in one move, and to completely cut off refugees in another. Rally with us against cruel chaos being caused with people’s lives in the balance.
Tuesdays With Tillis, El Pueblo, NC National Organization for Women, and MomsRisingNC bring more attention on subhuman conditions in detention camps and terror and frightening consequences of ICE raids on immigrants. Join us 7/16/19, at 11:30am, for event “Close The Camps, Stop The ICE Raids.”
The January, February and March 2019 newsletter is available. January and February have been a whirlwind of activity – 6 women’s marches around the state, getting people to other marches, NC NOW’s annual pro-choice signature ad, and organizing other events and advocacy days. Also, strong reactions to administration activities and lawmakers.