Press Release: Women’s INEquality Day at NCGA on 8/26/21

North Carolina lawmakers and state officials will rally alongside statewide women’s rights groups at the North Carolina General Assembly at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 26, to demand that members of the General Assembly finally vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

Materials for Domestic Violence Struggles In The Military, 5/26/21

Domestic Violence Panel #4 Program includes the agenda, panelist biographies, upcoming events, information on the Lautenberg Amendment, and more.

Push for VAWA on Denim Day, 4/29/20

The next NOW state presidents push: Denim Day 2020 on Apr 29. Denim Day is a campaign to get people to focus on Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This is an inspiring and powerful opportunity to practice solidarity and support survivors by renewing our commitment to exposing harmful behaviors and attitudes surrounding sexual violence. NOW state presidents are using this to push Congress to reauthorize VAWA, and thanking those who are already working for this. Continue reading

Cavalier: MMIW Speech: Enough Finger Pointing, Start Fixing It

Crystal Cavelier traveled from Robeson County to speak on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women at the 2020 Raleigh Women’s March. Here is her speech. She is willing and able to speak more on this topic.

Upcoming Fayetteville NOW Events – Dec. 2019 – Jan. 2020

Upcoming events with Fayetteville Chapter of NOW for December 2019 through January 2020.  Saturday December 7,  11:00 am, Lafayette Memorial Park, 2301 Ramsey Street.  Wreath Laying on the Grave of Beryl Mitchell – victim of Domestic Violence (DV).  To raise awareness of DV.  We’ll go to lunch afterwards.  Contact Roberta at rwaddle@nc.rr.com. Read about thisContinue reading “Upcoming Fayetteville NOW Events – Dec. 2019 – Jan. 2020”

NC Must Address Sexual Assault Law Deficiencies

A third of female undergraduate UNC students reported sexual assault, and 9% of them had been drugged before they were assaulted, according to a survey by the Association of American Universities. State laws must be improved to prosecute these crimes, and universities must do more. An Equal Rights Amendment would help long term.

The NFL Is Still Broken – Antonio Brown Is Latest

The NFL is still broken – things look the same as they did when Ray Rice knocked out his then girlfriend in an elevator. Nothing was done about Rice until someone released the video of him actually knocking her out and dragging her unconscious body out of the elevator. The video of them going in with her upright and being dragged out was not enough. More shockingly, before the video was released, the NFL made special pink jerseys promoting him to women! That is right – the pink jerseys had abuser Ray Rice’s number on it. They are ignoring charges against Antonio Brown now, similarly, although so far without the pink jersey.

Take Action: TweetStorm to push VAWA on 10/16/19 during DVAM

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Violence Against Women Act has still not been reauthorized – over a year after it should have been reauthorized, and over 6 months since the House of Representatives passed it. Let’s push our US Senators to do their jobs!  Join the tweetstorm using #VAWA19 #DVAM2019 #VAWA4All.

Remember My Name Domestic Violence Vigil – 10/10/19 in Fayetteville

Join Fayetteville NOW members as Fayetteville  pauses to remember DV victims this year as they do every year. Annual “Remember My Name Domestic Violence Vigil” is on Thursday, Oct 10, 2019. This event recognizes those individuals who have died during the past year as a result of domestic violence.

De Pas: Shocking VAWA Statistics; US Senators, Do Your Job!

Shocking statistics on violence against women and men. Here are some improvements in reauthorization bill, which already passed the US House? Why is US Senate holding up reauthorization? We must hold Congress accountable.