Welcome to Raleigh NOW!

logo.gifNOW's purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men. This purpose includes, but is not limited to, equal rights and responsibilities in all aspects of citizenship, public service, employment, education, and family life, and it includes freedom from discrimination because of race, ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual preference/orientation, or parenthood.

MEETINGS:
Your Chapter meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:15pm at 2912 Highwoods Blvd, in Raleigh. This location is near the Raleigh Beltline (I440) and Capital Blvd. Go to the back of the building. We will be in the breakroom. Knock to get in, the building is locked.

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January 28, 2016
Inspiration for Roe, featuring Vessel

Jan 22, 2016 marks the 43rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision which gave women control over their own bodies is a time to be inspired! We are screening Vessel, the film, on Jan 28, 2016.

Date: January 28, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Place: Chapel Hill Friends Meeting House
In the building to the left

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts is a fearless sea captain who leads her ship through loopholes in international law on the high seas, reaching women in countries where abortions are illegal and where informational websites are unavailable. Gomperts and her crew learn as they go, and leave a network of emboldened activists in their wake!

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Posted by Admin at 01:20 AM
December 21, 2015
What we can do NOW!

There is much to do with Raleigh NOW right now! See if you're interested in any or all.

-Roe Event on Thursday, Jan 28
-Pro-choice Signature Ad, names in before Jan 9 to be sure
-Help with event
-Help get names for the ad
-Next newsletter (editing!, folding and labeling)
-Help NC NOW office move

Make a pro-choice statement! Names are due for the pro-choice signature ad by around Jan 9, 2016. They'll run in the centerfold of Indy Week on Jan 20, and will be delivered to all of our NC Legislators in the spring.

You can sign up online at Sign online to 2016 Pro-Choice Signature Ad

Print the form and mail it in with check or credit card number at Print and mail 2016 Pro-Choice Signature Ad

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Posted by Admin at 12:01 PM
December 10, 2015
Opportunities to get involved!

Join us in planning our 2016 Roe Event, in the pro-choice signature ad campaign and fundraiser, and in planning a Domestic Violence vigil and other events with Raleigh NOW.

For our Roe event, we want to screen an inspiring documentary, like "The Vessel." Read about "The Vessel" and some other great documentaries at Documentary Recommendations.

Please lend your name and/or donate to NC NOW for the pro-choice signature ad, which runs in Indy Week on Jan 20, 2016, in commemoration of the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. Find Raleigh NOW's version of the ad at Raleigh NOW's Signature Ad Appeal.

Whether or not you can donate toward the ad, you can help in other ways. Raleigh NOW calls its members, because we know many of our members like to participate, and don't always contact us in a timely manner. Calling them gives us an opportunity to tell them about our upcoming Roe event too.

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Posted by Admin at 12:16 AM
December 09, 2015
Make your pro-choice statement!

NC NOW's annual Pro-choice Signature Ad appeal is available. You probably already received it in the mail if you're an NC NOW (or Raleigh NOW) member.
Read about changes over the last year in reproductive rights (and attacks on reproductive rights) in our signature ad appeal letter at Download Signature Ad Appeal.

NC NOW has been working for women in NC for 4 decades! NC NOW generates weekly legislative updates while the NC legislature is in session. We run this annual pro-choice signature ad, and then deliver copies of the ad to our representatives in the NC General Assembly every year. You are welcome to lend your name, contact friends and family to include theirs, and to help us deliver the ads in the spring.

Contact president at raleighnow.org to help call members in late December/early January or to deliver the ads in the spring.

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Posted by Admin at 11:56 PM
October 01, 2015
Join us Oct 6 AFTER YOU VOTE!

Raleigh NOW meeting on Tuesday, Oct 6, at 7:15pm.

Lots going on with the upcoming NC NOW conference on Oct 10. Congresswoman Alma Adams is our keynote speaker! Also featuring law professor and new dean at the law school at Wake Forest University, Suzanne Reynolds. Dean Reynolds is the first woman to head the law school. We’ll have many other great speakers in panels and workshops. Read about the conference, panels, workshops and find links to register and sponsor on the conferences page.

More at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/conferences/

Join us in support of immigrants (and thumbing your nose at Donald Trump) at the "We Make America Great" walk from Charlotte to the Governor's Office in November. Join the I Make America Great Walk! Walk in support of working families!

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Posted by Admin at 01:01 AM