Peeples: Why is Evidence Ignored in Storage and Thrown Away?

NC may have the most untested rape kits in the nation (15,160 reported), none reported from any college campuses (according to the report from Atty General Stein’s office), rape kits are mostly not being processed and money is not being provided to track them. One huge problem is rape is rampant at universities, and universities in NC and across the country are not handling them well. But when rapes are reported in NC, the state is falling down on the job – not processing the evidence and actually sometimes throwing away the evidence. Not processing the evidence wastes more money and causes more damage in the long run.

Update on Women’s Marches in DC and around US on 1/21/17

Update and history on Women’s March on Washington. Also, look for women’s marches in other cities in North Carolina, including Charlotte and Raleigh.

Pro-Choice Signature Ad Packets are ready!

Take a look at the pro-choice signature ad packet that NC NOW delivers to all NC Legislators. This year’s letter talks about anti-choice legislation in 2015 and about how HB 2 is disastrous for women.

Documentary recommendations

Read about 3 excellent documentaries you’ll want to see! Explore problems of campus rape and dangerous portrayal of women in media and culture. Be inspired by a sea captain/doctor bringing information and assistance to women in countries where abortion is banned.

See “The Hunting Ground” for Free on TV! 11/22/15, 8pm

Documentary on campus rape in the US, “The Hunting Ground,” is available for screening. As a special treat, CNN is broadcasting it on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015, at 8pm. Watch alone or with a group. Appropriate for mid teen and older. Definitely not younger children.

Breaking The Silence: A Town Hall Hearing on Women of Color in New Orleans

A highlight of national NOW conference in New Orleans was the “Breaking The Silence: A Town Hall Hearing on Women of Color in New Orleans.” The Town Hall was Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 3-6pm.

ACTION ALERT: Senate MJIA vote on Tuesday: Contact Sen. Tillis ASAP

Please take this action to help women in the military. Call or email our US Senator Thom Tillis and Senator Richard Burr asking them to curb rampant sexual assault in the Military by supporting the Military Justice Improvement Act.