“Birthright: A War Story” is another great documentary on reproductive health care, but this one shows both sides of the war on women’s reproductive rights in America.
Learn about the Women’s Theatre Festival here, now in its third season, with 5 shows around the Triangle area from Jun through mid-August. Come join NC NOW to table (or visit our table) at an interest fair section of their conference on Sunday, July 1, 5-7pm.
Important ERA UPDATE AND ACTION! Who to contact, what to say, how to reach them!
Information and Actions to take! The NCGA is giving taxpayer money away to Crisis Pregnancy Centers. They gave $1.3 million away in the 2017 budget, and have increased the amount in the 2018 budget. The money is going to 3 CPC umbrella organizations! Take action here!
Even just the titles of these articles give you an idea how terrible this state budget is. This is the state budget for which the NCGA leadership subverted the process so there can be no amendments or discussion on it. The first two scathing articles are about the Republican leadership circumventing the budget process. The next articles are about some of the things they have done in the budget they won’t allow to be changed – they are giving $1.55 million away to anti-abortion pregnancy clinics (aka Crisis Pregnancy Clinics). They cut suicide hotline money. They refuse to fund the tracking of the 15,160 untested rape kits. They are giving veteran teachers absolutely nothing. Again. And more.
Speech by NC NOW President Gailya Paliga, given at Tuesdays With Tillis event on 5/22/18. Topics the Trump Administration’s latest attack on women and Planned Parenthood. Topics at the event were this new domestic gag rule and Crisis Pregnancy Centers.
Fayetteville NOW participated in Fayetteville Technical Community Center (FTCC) Women’s Empowerment Day. The theme was “When you empower women, you empower humanity!”
Again in 2018, citizens have the opportunity to publicly show their respect for and appreciation of Science in the face of the Trump administration’s demonstrated disdain for Science. Some cities are hosting Marches for Science this year – Raleigh and Greensboro NC on April 14, 2018 for sure. Western NC has an option in SC on April 21, 2018. Female and male scientists are featured. The Raleigh March For Science includes special activities for children.
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.
Join the National Organization for Women (NOW) for a five-day event in Washington, DC from April 23-27. The NOW Civic Days event includes a lobby day at the Capitol on April 26, and an #EnoughIsEnough Summit on April 25. Register at http://bit.ly.2ost31x.