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


Orange is the Color of the 16 Days UN Campaign

What Do These Awareness Days Mean, Anyway?

Yesterday was a difficult day for those who want to believe in the promise of a fair and equal society, one in which all of us are respected simply on the basis of our shared humanity. As I read through the reports on social media, I also noticed it was the International Day for the […]

Marie Garlock, Women NC and Tara Romano, NCWU

Teaching Advocacy

Recently, the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) held their national conference on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. Believing that “activism is a way of life“, organizers of the conference contacted local advocacy groups to present at some of the sessions, including NCWU, and members Women NC and Ipas. With one of the main conference organizers coming from […]


Medicaid Expansion in NC? Let’s Talk about Infant Mortality and Maternal Health

This article by NCWU Director of Policy Emma Akpan was originally posted at RH Reality Check.  The North Carolina NAACP and a coalition of organizations fighting for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina recently held a funeral procession to demonstrate the result of our governor’s decision not to expand the jointly funded federal and state health-care program for low-income residents. According to protesters, […]


How Reproductive Justice Can Touch the Lives of Black Women

This article by NCWU Director of Policy Emma Akpan was originally posted by NCWU member Women AdvaNCe. I only just recently stumbled upon the phrase,“reproductive justice.” And by recently, I mean in the past year. I’ve identified with being “pro-choice” almost all my life and I’ve believed that access to safe and legal abortion and birth […]

I Early Voted

I Early-Voted….

Yes, I cast my ballot early – on the second day of early voting, Friday, October 24. I am a big fan of early voting, and love that we have that option in NC (not all states do). I do not work in the county I live in, so my voting on a weekday would […]