While even President Trump described the House Trumpcare bill as ‘mean,’ his colorful verdict is an uncommon understatement as it applies to the House and Senate bills’ treatment of women’s healthcare. Trumpcare is ‘cruel’ to women, and especially harsh to North Carolinians.
Great turnout at the “I Love The ERA” Cookie Drop on Jun 7, 2017, at the NC Legislative Building. See pix. Our message was for legislators to move the ERA bills out of the Rules Committee, and give them the public hearings they deserve!
The NC House finished its budget so now is time for budget negotiations between House and Senate. Update on SCOTUS ruling on NC’s gerrymandering case and another case.
NC NOW Legislative Update #16 of 2017 is available. This legislative update includes the latest on the Senate budget, like proposed slashes to food stamps program, and how the House is going to try address some of the outrages of it.
The Feminist 5k in Raleigh on June 17, 2017 is an opportunity to run or walk with sisters and brothers in the cause, and to increase the visibility of feminism in our culture. You can sign up at http://www.feminist5k.org. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Center of Wake County. There is a $5 discount for NC NOW members. Use the Promotion Code “NC NOW.” Kids 12 and under are free.
Prof. Gene Nichol really inspired a High School student who went with NC NOW to see Nichol speak on income inequality. The student wrote a paragraph on his experience which began, “I learned so much from a man I knew so little about, that man’s name was Gene R. Nichol.” Read more here.
More of the damage to women, voting, and taxes that Governor Cooper can help fix. And what we the people can do. LTE written by Paula Wolf.
A professional view of economic security for women in NC, from the Budget and Tax Center.
Some articles on national concerns for women, including how to fight income inequality, work policies to support women and DV victims, the Pope’s blind spot with abortion, how the Hyde Amendment continues to do single out low-income people, and where the terrible Hobby Lobby decision is taking us now.
NC NOW’s twentieth legislative update is available for members. This update is for the week ending June 20th. All updates include a list of bills that NC NOW is tracking. Here is a summary of week 20’s changes.