Women are Casualties of the NC General Assembly

(Written by Roberta Madden, co-director of NCWU member Ratify ERA NC and NCWU board member. This editorial appeared in the Asheville Citizen Times on October 04, 2013). “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Sounds reasonable. Who could […]


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How are Women Doing in North Carolina?

Since the NC Council for Women released their Status of Women in North Carolina report at the beginning of the year,  we have used the data to see where NC women have made gains and where we still need to push for improvements. Women have made progress, but not all women have made similar progress; race, […]


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No Matter What – Abortion Access Month 2013

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The Access Problem

(The below post is by a board member of NCWU member Carolina Abortion Fund as part of the awareness campaign Abortion Access Month. This month, which includes the September 28 Global Day of Action, highlights the barriers to safe and legal abortion for women across the U.S. and the globe). The United States has what is […]


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Many Women in NC Struggle to Achieve Economic Security, According to New Census Data

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By Tazra Mitchell, Second VP, NCWU Over the past four decades, forward-thinking policies have enabled women to gain a stronger foothold in the labor market.  Yet much more progress is needed. Tar Heel women continue to deal with lower rates of economic security and elevated rates of unemployment and poverty compared to men. In order […]


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Register now for FMLA anniversary celebration!

Happy Birthday FMLA

Join the celebration in Raleigh of the 20th anniversary of the key federal legislation that affects women and their families: the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 10 – noon.


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NCWU Board Member Joins the State of Things to Discuss the Evolving Labor Movement in North Carolina

Heysoll Rodriguez, an organizer with the Our Walmart campaign and a Director at Large for NCWU, joined WUNC’s The State of Things yesterday to discuss the evolving labor movement in North Carolina. Listen to the segment here.


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Don’t be misled by flawed Cato study purporting “welfare” pays better than work–Via the NC Budget and Tax Center

Tazra Mitchell, a Policy Analyst with the NC Budget and Tax Center and Second Vice President of NCWU, authored the piece below regarding a flawed research paper supporting further restrictions to the nation’s frayed safety net. This piece was originally posted on The Progressive Pulse on August 29, 2013. Don’t be misled Owned have benefits […]


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Finishing What They Started: The Road to Women’s Equality in North Carolina

Today is Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the certification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that gave women the right to vote in 1920. 93 years later, we still have much work to do. (Cross-posted from Women AdvaNCe, and written by Tara Romano, NCWU President.) Happy Women’s Equality Day! 93 years ago suffragists in […]


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NC Women United Statement on Senate Passage of HB589 – A Serious Blow for Voting Rights

We are deeply alarmed by the passage of HB589, an anti-voter bill that includes some of the most restrictive voter ID requirements in the nation, cuts to the popular early voting schedule, and limits to voter registration activities. In addition, this legislation has the potential to increase bureaucracy in our elections process as well as […]


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