The Asheville Women’s March organizers are doing an online rally and concert on September 21, 2020 at 9:00pm to encourage voting in this all important election, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the 19th amendment, to life up voices of organizers and to share the joy of music. They made some changes to do a tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the wake of her passing on Sep. 18.
In 2019, pre-pandemic, NC NOW President Gailya Paliga asked NC chapters to develop projects to commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. In response, chapters across the state began brainstorming ways to do it, with several undertaking planning for conference-type events set for the following summer. Who knew what was to follow?
NC NOW welcomes new NOW president Christian Nunes as keynote of 2020 state conference! Christian became NOW president on Aug 21, 2020. More on our conference at https://wp.me/p22b2e-2MT. Registration will be at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/conferences/. The NC NOW State conference begins the evening of Friday, Oct 9 and continues the morning through 1pm of Saturday, Oct 10. We’ll be on Zoom to make sure everyone stays safe.
The Fayetteville Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Fayetteville NOW) celebrated Women’s Equality Day 2020 with a Virtual Program led by Roberta Waddle. The Keynote Speaker was the Honorable Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson. The program drew participants from Fayetteville, Hope Mills, Linden, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and other cities. Waddle and Fayetteville NOW had been highlighting at least 10 local women leaders “Women of Cumberland” on Facebook leading up to the event.
NC NOW PAC has made over 70 endorsements for the 2020 General Election. These are the endorsed candidates for Council of State. NC NOW is excited to be able to endorse new candidates for some council of state races who are younger women and/or people of color.
NC NOW’s annual conference is the evening of Friday, Oct 9 and the morning through 1pm of Saturday, Oct 10. Our theme is “Voting Our Future NOW!” Please join us for an excellent program. We’ll be on Zoom to make sure everyone stays safe.
These are the NOW PAC Endorsed Candidates for North Carolina Races in 2020 as of June, 2020, with one addition in August. Incumbents are Congressman David Price (NC-4) and Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12).
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.
Do you know how well Virginia has done with turning things around? They were in the same sinking terrible boat that we were in 2011 after terrible election in 2010. They are in excellent shape now, in 2020. VA has elected the most women to the VA Legislature in their history! They’ve already passed laws to reverse some damage done AND RATIFIED THE Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)! This is a story of hope and an inspiration for people to vote. NC needs to follow their lead. That depends on us and others like us!
The NC legislature is back in session. See the bills on which they are allowed to consider during the short session (in 2020). Under normal circumstances, the short session would focus on tweaking the budget, local bills, and bills that passed one house or the other during the long session. However, these are not normal circumstances. Read what is happening with state budget, Medicaid expansion, and dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.