Tips on enrolling in the Affordable Care Act

By: Kay Castillo of the NC Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (a NCWU member) and Secretary of NCWU The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act will close on March 31. Many organizations are working to educate consumers about new health care options because it is a significant personal decision. North Carolinians must […]


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Scenes from a Moral March – photos

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   For the first time since the HKonJ movement began in 2007, NCWU was an official coalition partner in 2014.  A few of our members had been partners early on, but it wasn’t that long ago that many in the North Carolina progressive movement did their work under the notion that all of our progressive issues […]


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Why We March – Because Women’s Lives Matter

(from Tara Romano, President, NCWU) North Carolina women started 2013 with a detailed research report on our status, reflecting the results of years of advocacy for policies recognizing our rights as full, valued citizens of this state. The report showed how far our advocacy had taken us, but also gaps where we could do better. […]


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Why We March – Women’s Health Matters

Access to affordable, quality health care is a core component of our advocacy platform, as we recognize that the road to fully empowered women starts with healthy women. This past legislative session we witnessed political ideology taking the place of sound health policy when the NCGA opted not to expand Medicaid in NC, a move […]


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Do Women’s Voices Matter? Absolutely!

Any of you who have been following NCWU and our member organizations know that 2013 was a tough year for women in North Carolina. With the release of the NC Council for Women’s Status of Women in North Carolina report this past winter, we saw how much progress our advocacy has made over the years. […]


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Becky Mock – Recipient of the 2013 NCWU Anne Mackie Award

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Since its founding,  NC Women United’s mission has always been to bring women’s voices to the policy table, knowing that our unique experiences and perspectives are valuable and necessary if we want to create a North Carolina that is a just and equitable state for its women and girls. This mission requires us to both […]


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Do we need separate campaigns for ending gender-based violence? Yes.

This past Monday (November 25) marked the first day of the international campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”. Starting the campaign on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ending it on International Human Rights Day (December 10) is a way to frame the right for women to a […]


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TAKE ACTION! Stop cuts that feed more than 1.7 million North Carolinians

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*From our coalition member, the NC Justice Center. Take Action here.*  Recent cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) already mean there are $36 fewer dollars a month available to a family of four who is struggling to put food on the table. The result will create even greater challenges for the 1 in […]


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Raise Your Voice in Church About Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Violence against women is one of NCWU’s core issues, as this type of violence is unique in both the form it takes (typically occurring within some kind of relationship) and the response to it (for much of history, this type of violence was not considered a crime; or it […]


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Exploring the new poverty data, disparities, and policy solutions

NCWU board member and NC Budget and Tax Center staffer Tazra Mitchell presented a webinar about the recent release of survey data from the Census Bureau. The webinar highlighted key information about trends in poverty and income data for North Carolina, including how we compare to other states and the nation. It also explored the […]


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