Upcoming dates and events

NOW: sign up for NC’s pro-choice signature ad by Jan 13 – nc-now-pro-choice-signature-ad-celebrates-roe-v-wade 1/5/15-1/9/15 – contact president at raleighnow.org if you can help with calls to get people onto signature ad.   These are friendly calls! 1/12/15 Mail in name and donation for pro-choice signature ad by this date.  If afterward, email president at raleighnow.orgContinue reading “Upcoming dates and events”

Why you should vote!

Women made up 54% of the early voters, according to “NC Nears End of 2014’s In Person Early Voting”, 10/31/14.  This is interesting, since women make up 54% of registered voters in NC.  I thought the stats for women would be higher, since women’s bodies and support programs and income were targeted in so many legislative billsContinue reading “Why you should vote!”

FB: 3 Monumentally Disastrous SCOTUS Rulings – for Women, 7/14/14

Although the short session has been fascinating, a legislative update wouldn’t be complete without including the 3 monumentally disastrous Supreme Court cases that were decided within a week (Jun 26, 2014 to June 30, 2014), all of which hurt women. First, the Supreme Court ruled on the abortion clinic buffer zone case, McCullen v. Coakley.Continue reading “FB: 3 Monumentally Disastrous SCOTUS Rulings – for Women, 7/14/14”

Paliga: They know not what they do, apparently – 7/2/14 in Onslow Times

The internet is on fire discussing another terrible decision from our nation’s Supreme Court, another attack on women. On Monday, June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that for-profit employers can decide whether or not to cover their employees’ birth control and contraception. Strictly speaking, the conservative majority ruledContinue reading “Paliga: They know not what they do, apparently – 7/2/14 in Onslow Times”

Press Conference: Why is Sen. Burr Blocking Federal Judge? 5/2/14

ABC 11 has their coverage of the press conference, “Activists asking why Sen. Burr seems to be blocking North Carolina’s first African-American female federal judge nomination,” at http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=9524944. They ran it multiple times, as did the other 2 stations that covered us!

FB: Ironic response from Senator Burr’s office (4/10/14) – give him a call yourself!

Got a really ironic response to my letter and call on the blocking of the nomination of Jennifer May-Parker for the long standing vacancy in the Eastern District of NC by Senator Burr. As you may remember, Sen. Burr recommended May-Parker in 2009 (letter captured at Huffington Post, link found at “Richard Burr Blocks JudicialContinue reading “FB: Ironic response from Senator Burr’s office (4/10/14) – give him a call yourself!”

Allen: Women Must Make Own Decisions, N&O, 2/8/14

“What must be challenged is why women’s life decisions can be legislated.” from letter to editor (LTE) by Jan Allen: Women Must Make Own Decisions This LTE by our Jan Allen – who actual plays important roles in many women’s groups – she is an integral part of NC NOW, has been on the boardContinue reading “Allen: Women Must Make Own Decisions, N&O, 2/8/14”

Moral Monday on May 19th – Be There or Be Square!

First Moral Monday in Raleigh is Monday, May 19 at Halifax Mall.  So much to cover – teachers are leaving NC in droves!  NC’s budget was designed to fail – and is failing spectacularly ($445 in the hole by June 30, 2014 plus more)!  The leadership of the NCGA just changed the rules of buildingContinue reading “Moral Monday on May 19th – Be There or Be Square!”

Burr holding up confirmation process on judge he recommended, letter to N&O

Mar 30, 2014 NC Senator Richard Burr is blocking the nomination of Jennifer May-Parker as U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The position has been vacant since Dec. 2005, over eight years. Newsweek Magazine reported “the Eastern District of North Carolina is officially classified as aContinue reading “Burr holding up confirmation process on judge he recommended, letter to N&O”

Women remember what happened in 2013!

It is hard to comprehend how much damage NC’s Conservative lawmakers did during the 2013 legislative session. The war on women may not have been what the NC General Assembly (NCGA) intended, but a war on women has been waged! The NCGA has dismantled much of women’s rights progress of the last 50 years! WomenContinue reading “Women remember what happened in 2013!”