Citizens are OUTRAGED at the latest power grab by the #ncga leadership. The#NCGA leadership called a special session on 7/23/18 to take place on 7/24/18 to usurp the job of a real commission to write captions for the 6 constitutional amendments that they put on the ballot! Just the captions! An activist friend provided honest captions they should use! Outraged citizens were there to greet the NCGA, including NC NOW members, women, young people, and children with moms.
NC NOW’s 6th legislative update of the 2018 NCGA Short Session includes summaries on constitutional amendments, further restrictions on early voting, and judicial redistricting, as well as ERA actions and bill tracking.
Here is NC NOW’s 5th legislative update of this NCGA Short Session. The summary addresses topics include Budget, Voter ID, Income Tax Cap via Constitutional Change, Restrictions on Early Voting, Medicaid Expansion, ERA (including action to take on ERA), and Judicial Redistricting.
NC NOW PAC and National NOW PAC endorsements for 2018 Primary. Also, how to check whether you are registered to vote and active, and more.
Some points about North Carolina’s 2018 elections where every seat in the NC House and the NC Senate is up for grabs, and voting has been decidedly more progressive lately.
List of women’s march anniversary events around NC – including Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh and the Triad area. Includes links to more information where available.
Be sure to vote. In a municipal election with low voter turnout, your vote counts many times itself. Here are links to the early voting locations, what happened in Charlotte’s primary last month, and a voting PSA from a friend.
National figures are joining us in Chapel Hill for a campus showing of Equal Means Equal. Jessica Neuwirth (ERA Coalition), Eleanor Smeal (Feminist Majority Foundation/Ms. Magazine) and Nevada State Senator Pat Spearman are guest panelists for the Campus 4 ERA launch on Fri., Sept. 15, 2017. Details are below. The event is open to the public, free admission. More information on flyer.
The Democratic Party has announced plans to back anti-choice candidates. This plan disrespects women’s health, welfare, safety and economic security!! Supporting anti-choice candidates throws women’s needs under the bus. Women are really angry, and leaving! One CNN article called it “Democrats’ disastrous mistake on abortion.” Please tell them and show them your outrage, rather than just disengaging. This plan hurts all women!
NC NOW’s latest legislative update with information on the first bill moving Medicaid expansion forward (finally, although not great), two bills on abortion, ERA updates, lawsuit updates, bill tracking and more.