The Supreme Court of the United States, SCOTUS, is taking up some crucial cases, and the fear is they will reverse precedent and legislate from the bench. If they do this, it would be up to Congress to fix, if and when they are able. Fear of an out of control SCOTUS is why women and allies across the nation protested so mightily during the hearing of Brett Kavanaugh in summer and fall of 2018. See Stop Kavanaugh Events Around NC – starting 9/4/18 and other articles on protests before and during Kavanaugh trial. NOW, SCOTUS seems to be going after not just women’s right to reproductive access but also fair treatment of LGBTQUI people and also city government’s ability to make their own policies.
Week 3 of the NC’s Legislative Session shows that the war on women’s reproductive rights continues with the introduction of two new anti-abortion bills, adding to two from week 2. An outrageous bill defies the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. The good news is a bipartisan bill that represents the best opportunity ever to end the extreme partisan gerrymandering that has been corrupting our elections.
NOW Urges that Senator(s) filibuster the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch and, should a filibuster fail, vote “no”. Call your US Senator TODAY! Here is what you need to guide you – phone numbers and phone script.
Read the powerful pro-choice signature ad letter to legislators from NC NOW here! Help us deliver the packets today!
A year after Governor McCrory signed it into law, HB2 continues to cause massive losses. In just one weekend in March, the city of Greensboro lost out on an estimated 14.5 MILLION DOLLARS because of House Bill 2! The loss of known opportunities continues to grow but the loss of unknown opportunities is hard to quantify.
NC NOW legislative update #6 includes damage from the Trump administration’s new interpretation of Title IX, lawsuit updates, and bill tracking. Topics of bills include 3 interfering with access to abortion, multiple bills on HB2, two on ERA, and bills to raise the minimum wage. More than 2/3 of minimum wage workers are women in NC.
Why did Senators Burr and Tillis completely ignore their responsibilities and their constituents’ calls and vote for Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary? Here are some problems with DeVos and some history with Burr and Tillis blocking and stonewalling well-qualified African American women nominees in the past.
Celebrating longtime activist Mandy Carter, as she receives another award, this one from NC Women United. Join us Dec 8, 2016, to celebrate Mandy and the holidays.
Many of these bills/laws hurt women Here are thirteen major bills that were overturned via lawsuits that North Carolina lost in recent years. NC NOW VP of Legislation Robin Davis referred to this information in her part of the “How NC Laws Have Impacted Women” panel at the NC NOW Conference, “Women Making History NOW.”Continue reading “Thirteen NC Bills Passed, Later Overturned by the Courts”
NC NOW’s 7th legislative update for the short session looks at where NC can go with HB 2 from here. Adds a 7th and better option to consider.