The disappearance and murder of Vanessa Guillen at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas sparked a military #MeToo movement that is forcing military-wide change. The Secretary of the Army went public with the Ft. Hood report results and promised that the changes are reaching everywhere. This panel has experts and individuals talk about issues specifically at Ft. Bragg that need to be addressed. The first round of changes is due in March 2021.
There were at least three protests for Vanessa Guillen in Raleigh on Saturday, 7/25/20. Some of these protests are being organized by women moved to action, and organizers don’t seem to be aware of each other. NC NOW had learned about morning caravan (first one) and we were involved in the one at the state capitol (third one). We read of the second one in the News and Observer on 7/26/20. Here is information on all three.
Peaceful Protest for Justice for Vanessa Guillen on 7/25/20 at the State Capitol Building in Raleigh.
Event is hosted by a Grassroots Coalition of NC Women & NC NOW
Coalition of NC Women’s Organizations sponsor event addressing racism in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. We are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted many women in the US the right to vote.
May 5 is National Day of Action for MMIWG (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls) and we have some big problems in Lumberton, NC. The murders of the 3 women in 2017 are still not classified as homicides in Lumberton. This was confirmed again in April 2020. All 3 women were found naked within a 4 block radius. Rhonda Price and Christina Bennett were found on the same day, Apr 18, 2017. The 3rd woman, Megan Oxendine, knew the first 2 women and had been interviewed about their murders in April 2017. Oxendine was murdered on Jun 3, 2017. In 2019, another shocking fact was revealed – the rape kits sat untested for over a year and a half!
On Saturday, April 25th, families of victims along with state-wide women’s organizations will host a Facebook live gathering that focuses on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and People (MMIWGP). This online event will go from 10am to 1pm EST. A host of speakers and performers are participating in this online rally. This is a call to action for activists, supporters and families to raise awareness, attention and bring justice to the many indigenous women and girls who have disappeared or have been murdered in NC.
We are very excited to announce the ERA Billboard Unveiling to Launch Women’s Equal Rights Campaign. This push in advance of Constitution Day (9/17/19) underscores the need for Equal Rights Amendment. “We are very excited about the new billboards,” said Gailya Paliga, president of NC NOW. “We hope they spark interest in the ERA as a fundamental legal remedy against sex discrimination for women and men.” NC NOW is working with ERA-NC Alliance and AAUW-NC on these billboards.
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.”
Abortion has been all over the news lately. Different types of abortion bans have become law recently in various states. Missouri is trying hard to shut down the last clinic in Missouri. In fact, in the midst of the fight between the state and the last clinic, Missouri just added a punitive regulation requiring women seeking a legal abortion in the state to undergo a mandatory, medically unnecessary, invasive pelvic examination. North Carolina has its own drama that played out with one of the abortion ban bills. Hear about all of this and why abortion is health care and women continue to need access to them and other aspects of reproductive care. Join us to support safe and legal abortion.