Women’s Advocacy Day new date – April 21, 2015 – Join us!

Please join NC NOW at NC Women United’s Women’s Advocacy Day, which has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Join us in Raleigh and bring friends and family! We had 5 Asheville NOW past and present officers drive in to attend the last one. Registration and details are at http://www.ncwu.org/our-programs/womens-advocacy-day/. Please register for this one if youContinue reading “Women’s Advocacy Day new date – April 21, 2015 – Join us!”

New terminology to cover old problems

We now have new terminology to cover old problems – ‘manterrupting’ and ‘bropropriating.’ Manterrupting: unnecessary interruption of a woman by a man. Bropropriating: a man taking a woman’s idea and taking credit for it. These problems are covered in some interesting places recently – Time Magazine, and the New York Times among them. Time Magazine is whereContinue reading “New terminology to cover old problems”

Simple Justice, Long Overdue – Why We Need ERA Now!

Many people today take for granted that equal rights between men and women are enshrined in the U.S. Constitution – and are shocked when they learn that they are not. To this day, the right to vote is the only right guaranteed to the women.  And women make up more than 50% of the U.S.Continue reading “Simple Justice, Long Overdue – Why We Need ERA Now!”

Public Town Hall Meeting on TPP and Fast Track in Fayetteville – 2/25/15

Public Town Hall Meeting in Fayetteville on the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and ‘fast track’ing of this trade agreement. These trade agreements have been good for corporations but bad for regular people causing instability in some countries, and creating new danger for women in some countries. Date: 2/25/15 Time: 6:30pm NC NOW hasContinue reading “Public Town Hall Meeting on TPP and Fast Track in Fayetteville – 2/25/15”

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”

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”