End Gerrymandering Now!

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The below comments were delivered by NCWU President and NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina Executive Director Tara Romano at the March 01 Raleigh rally organized by Common Cause NC and Democracy NC. We’re proud to jong a broad coalition in supporting HB200, Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission, a bipartisan bill that aims to take politics out of redistricting.  Good afternoon. […]


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Join us for Women’s Advocacy Day 2017!

It’s another long session at the NCGA, which means we will be hosting Women’s Advocacy Day this year on March 14th! Whether you are an expert advocate or a novice, we encourage you to attend and speak with legislators about the issues that matter to you. We are looking forward to hosting an interactive and […]


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Some Important Truths About the Zika Crisis and Reproductive Freedom

This article originally appeared in NC Policy Watch. It was written by NCWU President and NARAL Pro-Choice Executive Director Tara Romano.  Summer is winding down here in North Carolina, but the heat isn’t going away just yet. And neither are the mosquitoes. In the Southeast, mosquito season can last until November, depending on the timing […]


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Your 2016 Voting FAQ Guide is Here!

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Voting rules and regulations have become quite complicated in North Carolina since 2013, with plenty of ups and downs. This fall’s big election will be a test for what we have in place. You may have questions, and we try our best to provide you the answers. Check out this 2016 Voter FAQ here, and see you […]


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On Tomorrow’s 96th Anniversary, the Struggle for Women’s Equality Continues

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The following article was originally posted in NC Policy Watch. From NCWU President and NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina Executive Director Tara Romano. Tomorrow, August 26, is celebrated as Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. This amendment proclaimed that “the right of citizens of the United States […]


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North Carolina: Big talk but little real action in protecting pregnant workers

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The following article was originally posted in NC Policy Watch. From NCWU President and NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina Executive Director Tara Romano. One of the less-well-reported aspects of North Carolina’s notorious HB2 law as it originally read was a provision thatremoved state protections from on-the-job discrimination (a protection later added back in, but in a […]


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My grandmother, voter ID and the federal courts

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This article by NCWU President Tara Romano originally appeared in NC Policy Watch. NCWU and our members/partners believe in free and fair elections, with full transparency of elections rules and regulations, and equal access to the ballot. Over the past few years, no proponents of strict voter ID laws have been able to point to […]


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Raising the Minimum Wage Will Help Promote Equal Pay for Women

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As part of The North Carolina Justic Center’s #WageWeek celebration, they invited partners to contribute to their blog series on the importance of raising the minimum wage. The below piece was written by Bronwen Wade with NC Women United and originally posted on Progressive Voices.  Women earn just 79 cents for every dollar paid to […]


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What You Need to Know About the Latest Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

(The following article by NCWU President and NARAL Pro-Choice Executive Director Tara Romano originally appeared in NC Policy Watch) Forty-three years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, American women can still access this procedure if that is their decision. Maybe. Depending on where they live; what kind of health insurance […]


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Despite posturing, NC lawmakers are ignoring women’s health and safety in the places that really matter

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As the another legislative session came to an end, lawmakers once again failed to meaningfully address the health care access crisis in the state. The below article from NCWU President and NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina Executive Director Tara Romano originally appeared in NC Policy Watch prior to the session ending.  North Carolina leadership has publicly […]


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