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History of Charlotte NOW for Women’s History Month, 3/27/17

The Charlotte NOW chapter convened on July 5, 1972 and Charlotte NOW President Cindy Thomson was there. Thomson and another one of the original members of Charlotte NOW are presenting on chapter history for Women’s History Month. Thomson has stayed active with NOW all these years!  

Second Wave Feminism Marchers and Signs – Look Familiar? Photo Credit: thinglink

In February 2017, Charlotte NOW did a presentation on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, who were part of the First Feminist Wave. At this March event, Charlotte NOW will talk about the Second Wave Feminism that began in the mid-1960’s. Maybe you have a story to share. And if you are part of the Third Wave, beginning in the 1990’s, they’d love to hear from you, too.

In addition to the history program, Charlotte NOW members will elect new officers. If you are a member and wish to be more involved, e-mail cltnow at yahoo.com or join online here.

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Place: Unitarian Universalist Church; 234 N. Sharon Amity Road; Charlotte, NC 28211      

2017 Pro-choice Signature Ad Letter Rocks! Options for you..

The 2017 Pro-choice signature letter is a very powerful look at what the NCGA should be doing to help women. Read it at 2017 Pro-choice Signature Ad Letter.

This letter will be delivered in Pro-Choice signature ad packets today, 3/20/17, to our state Senators and House Representatives at 4:30pm. Come join us if you can – Legislative Building, 16 W. Jones St, Raleigh NC. We’ll deliver from 4:45-6:45 and go to dinner afterward. Call NC NOW to RSVP at 919-539-7702.

Removed from the letter, but still true is this fact. Overall North Carolina is “extremely hostile” to abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute, “22 States are Extremely Hostile To Abortion“, 1/3/17. 

-Gailya Paliga 
 President, NC National Organization for Women

NC NOW Newsletter – March/April 2017

Latest newsletter at NC NOW Newsletter, March and April 2017. This description is from the President’s Voice section on the front page, telling you what is in the newsletter.

People have woken up in NC! We had an unbelievable turnout at the Women’s March On Raleigh (WMOR) and in 12 other cities in NC!! And 3 weeks later at the Moral March and HKonJ Assembly on 2/11/17 had its largest turnout to date. The WMOR had estimates ranged from 12,000 to 40,000 people. Read about the WMOR on page 4. Read about HKonJ on page 2. People are raring to go!

Also, constituents have found a new way to deal with elected officials who are trying to ignore them—have the meetings without them! This is happening with town hall meetings around the state and country! And this may be happening with NC bills sent to die in committee. More on page 2 and page 5.

Some realize the value of experience, and NC NOW is helping provide that. NC NOW, LWV, BPW and ACLU did an Advocacy 101 training on Feb 16, and are planning another for March 28 at NCAE. More on page 3.

To get news and events and actions in a timely manner, please send your current email address to president at raleighnow.org. Or join or volunteer through our website at www.northcarolinanow.org. Stay up to date on NC NOW and local chapter news through email and facebook.

Why We Need ERA – Event in Durham on 3/26/17

Screening of Equal Means Equal Documentary followed by facilitated discussion. Refreshments provided.

Equal Means Equal No More Excuses

Date: Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017
Time: 2pm-5pm
Place: Pauli Murray Project, Bay 4 of the Smith Warehouse
             114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27708

Print the poster to share at equalmeansequalposter-durham-26mar17.

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Bunton: Galvanized to action, I went to DC to march!

The election of Trump galvanized many people in this country to take action. As a woman, mother and grandmother, I was more than appalled that my fellow citizens could elect someone so uniquely unqualified to lead one of the largest democracies in the world. I knew that I couldn’t sit back quietly. That even though I had retired from the workforce, I could not retire from speaking truth and lifting my voice for those who couldn’t. When I learned of the plans for the Women’s March on DC; I jumped on the bandwagon along with over 500,000 and possibly a million like minded people!
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View in Subway – All Going To The Women’s March, One Subway of Many! Photo Credit: Lori Bunton

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Articles on the national situation

A snapshot of how things are going with the new administration. Articles you may have missed.

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Photo Credit: Planned Parenthood Global

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Roe Forum: “Election Results Impact on Reproductive Rights” summary and pix

The public forum on Reproductive Rights on Wednesday, 1/25/17, in Fayetteville, was fun and informative. Speakers covered legislation moving NC backwards since 2011, lawsuits gaining back some ground, and advantages and problems of ACA/Obamacare. Also got a taste of the Women’s March On Raleigh, and what’s next.

Part of the room with attendees for the panel. Photo Credit: Dr. Aziz

Part of the room with attendees for the panel. Photo Credit: Dr. Aziz

NC Justice Center Executive Director Rick Glazier covered legislation limiting access that we’ve endured in NC since 2011, and also talked about lawsuits restoring some of our rights. Glazier is a former House Representative from Cumberland County, and also a lawyer and former law professor.

Dr. Naveed Aziz spoke as a physician about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) – the many things it has done for so many people, the unfair deal that pharmaceutical companies have, and also ACA’s burden on physicians.

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