April 04, 2016
Raleigh NOW Meeting - Apr 5, 2016

Join us for our monthly Raleigh NOW meeting on Tuesday, Apr 5, at 7:15 pm. There are many things going on with protests against discriminatory bill, HB2, Equal Pay Day on April 12, ERA event at WFU, weighing in on TPP at a "State of the District" meeting in Durham on Apr 5, and more.

Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. This pay gap is even larger for black and Latina women, and is just one of the many ways that women experience inequality in the United States.

Please join us for the launch of the ERA coalition in North Carolina - ERA-NC.org - on April 12, 2016! At 2:30pm, we'll have a press conference on the launch and need for ERA. A panel discussion “Why the Era? Why Now?” will be held at 3:30 in DeTamble Auditorium at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, go to formal launch event and panel discussion on ERA

Join individuals and organizations in Durham on Tuesday, April 5, at 5:30pm at Congressman Butterfield’s ‘State of the District Address’ to emphasize how harmful Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is to women and the 99%. More at Show Congressman it is important to address TPP.

North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 2 (HB2) on Mar 23, 2016 during a special session called by the NCGA (since the Governor declined to call it). Governor Pat McCrory signed the bill into law that night. This action was immediately followed by protests around the state - including 2 in Raleigh on Mar 24. Protests have continued, and in fact, companies and states have joined the discussion by formally announcing opposition to HB2, and in some cases, keeping state employees and broadway plays, etc out of NC. There are many interesting articles and posts on this, but see the immediate response to HB2 at Protests Around The State Today [3/24/16]

Read lawyer, past NCGA House of Representatives member, and current Executive Director of the NC Justice Center Rick Glazier's explanation of why this law is so terrible. This excellent explanation is 18 Questions, 18 Answers: The real facts behind House Bill 2.

More to discuss - bring your issues and ideas.

Posted by Admin at April 04, 2016 09:41 PM