Who We Are

NC Women United (NCWU) is a coalition of progressive organizations and individuals working to achieve the full political, social, and economic equality of all women across North Carolina. NCWU works to build women’s power through grassroots activism, community organizing, legislative advocacy, and engagement in the political process. Learn more


vote early sticker

There’s No Such Thing as an “Off-Year Election”

Although we do acknowledge that the municipal elections held in odd-numbered years come awfully close in many people’s minds. Despite the fact that these elections determine who will run our cities and towns – and in some municipalities, who will run the local boards of education – turnout is typically very, very low.  In 2013, the […]

Tazra Mitchell, 2nd VP

Women’s Equality Day – What are We Still Fighting For?

Today, August 26, 2015, is the 95th anniversary of the certification of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution, establishing the right of women in America to vote. Establishing a right and making good on that promise, of course, are two very different things. What was started in 1920 as the promise of […]


Feminism and My Path to Recovery

This essay was written by our former intern, Isabella Higgins. It was originally posted at WomensHealth.gov I still remember the first time I felt “fat.” I was trying on my new bikini that my mom and I bought the week before. I ran over to my mom, looked at her, and sobbed, “Mom, I don’t like how […]


TABOR Will Jeopardize the Future of NC Women and Their Families

North Carolina’s revenue problem has been a concern of ours since we compiled our 2015 Legislative Agenda back in February of this year.  Implementing a TABOR, or a “Taxpayer Bill of Rights”, is part of that concern.  And while we didn’t hear much about TABOR earlier this legislative session, SB607 has made quite a splash […]

Jina Dhillon

Women Bring Their Voices to the Policy Table – Women’s Moral Monday 2015

If you’ve been following the 2015 NC General Assembly “long session“…..well, you may not be very happy with what you’ve seen coming from our state legislative body these days. State-sanctioned discrimination is now the law of the land (and the legislators really wanted that one); and the Governor, again, signed into law additional restrictions on access […]