Legislative Update #3 for the short session. Includes a summary and tracks bills introduced this session which pertain to women and NOW’s issues.
Don’t get distracted! HB 2 is horrible for all residents of NC. North Carolina joins Mississippi as the only two states that do not offer their citizens state law protection against the most basic forms of discrimination. You may be surprised how bad it is for women.
The new law resulting from House Bill 2 (HB 2) goes way beyond the LGBT community. The extensive changes to protections in this bill hurt women in shocking ways.
Protests around the state in reaction to NCGA’s extreme bill that was pushed through during a ‘Special Session’ that the NCGA called itself in order to interfere with a non-discrimination ordinance in Charlotte.
Summary of the She Wins We Win 3 part event (3/3/16) with pictures and links to some speeches. And a great time was had by all!
See the press advisory for the Make History press conference and rally. At this event, National Women’s Rights Leaders Join NC Leaders in Support of Hillary Clinton
Take Action: tell your House Representative to vote AGAINST SB-2, to vote against overriding the Governor’s veto of SB-2. Senate Bill 2 (SB2) allows magistrates and registrars of deeds to avoid performing same-sex marriages.
Ask your House member to OPPOSE HB847, which puts minors at risk with medical treatment. See problems with the bill and link to reach your representatives here.
Take action against SB 2, which would give magistrates the right to decide who gets their services according to their own personal beliefs and prejudices.
How to contact your House member about a North Carolina bill, whether in the NC Senate or the NC House of Representatives.