NOW'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.
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.
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!
The NC NOW PAC does not endorse in local elections. However, local elections are extremely important. Be ready to vote in Raleigh and Cary on Tuesday, Oct 6. Early voting is open right now if you really want to get it done.
You can read about the candidates in the Indy Weekly, online from Democracy NC, and the News and Observer.
Indy 2015 for Raleigh - http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/vote-or-dont-complain-our-endorsements-for-the-raleigh-municipal-elections/Content?oid=4757099
Democracy NC Voter Guide 2015 - http://ncvoterguide.org/raleigh/index.php
Candidate profiles are coming soon for Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville and Greensboro - watch at http://ncvoterguide.org/
News and Observer article on candidates - http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article34101126.html
Remember, you can use a written or printed cheat sheet, but not your phone when voting.
Now get out there and vote!MORE...
NC is holding municipal elections this fall - Oct 6 in Raleigh and Cary. Our votes count more in these local elections, especially because embarrassingly few people bother to vote. But these officials - Mayor and City Councilors and School Board (when the NCGA doesn't interfere as they did for this election) are extremely important. Dr. Yevonne Brannon posted about what the Raleigh City Councilors do. Read it, and get ready to vote!
WHAT DOES A (Raleigh) CITY COUNCILOR DO? by Dr. Yevonne Brannon
City Councilors join with the other members of the "local" board of government -- our city council-- to serve as the policy-making body for our city. They participate with their council to set goals and visions for how the city will grow and look and operate. They manage the major projects to make this happen, especially infrastructure improvements required by growth. They determine land use - zoning -- and figure out how to finance what our city does and how to finance the needs we have to implement our strategic plan -- they work to keep our city a great place to live and work and to raise our children and grandchildren -- they work to make this city great for us and for those companies we want to attract.MORE...
No August Raleigh NOW meeting. NC NOW's August Newsletter should arrive any day. Lots of exciting events coming up.
See you at the next Raleigh NOW meeting on Tuesday, Sept 1.
Aug 28, 2015 Women's Equality Through Time - March and Rally in Durham, NC.
See https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/womens-equality-events/ for more on that.
Aug 26, 2015 Press Conference for Women's Equality Day Proclamation
Sep 1, 2015 Raleigh NOW meeting, 7:15pm
Sep 24, 2015 Women Advance Summit
Oct 6, 2015 Raleigh NOW meeting, 7:15pm
Oct 10, 2015 Focusing Women's Power NOW - NC NOW's State Conference with Congresswoman Alma Adams as keynote speaker. More at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/conferences/
Nov 3, 2015 Raleigh NOW meeting, 7:15pm
See the NC NOW webpage at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com for more up-to-date postings.
Also see the Raleigh NOW facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/RaleighNow?ref=hl
Articles of statewide and national interest are more likely to be posted on the NC NOW facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/pages/NC-NOW-National-Organization-for-Women/180024368705304?ref=hl
There is so much going on, but at least this summer, the Supreme Court is doing a better job.