NC Women: Leading the Fight Against Regressive Policies

(cross-posted from NC Policy Watch. By Tara Romano, President) There has been much attention recently on the North Carolina General Assembly’s attempts to pass legislation (most notably Senate Bill 353) that would severely restrict access to abortion in the state. Much of that attention has focused on the underhanded process used to ram this bill […]


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NC Women have been bringing our voices to the NCGA for a long time now…

(from tonight’s press conference prior to the Unite for Women Moral Monday demonstration; as read by Tara Romano, NCWU President): We thank the North Carolina NAACP for including women’s issues again in today’s Moral Monday. And we thank the women who have come out these past 11 weeks to stand up not just for themselves, […]


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North Carolina Women Deserve Better than Legislative Shenanigans

It is disappointing that the state House leadership continues to ignore its citizens who are calling upon state lawmakers to protect access to safe and legal abortion care in North Carolina—a constitutional right. The leadership’s underhanded, last-minute process of “gut and amend” does not hold up to the high standards of public office that we […]


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Surprise Passage of Restrictive Measures Will Limit NC Women’s Full Access to Reproductive Health Care – Public Statement

Access to comprehensive health care, including the full range of reproductive health care options, is crucial to North Carolina women’s health and well-being, safety, economic security and ability to fully participate in society. Yet with no public notice, the North Carolina State Senate pulled a fast one with the passage of HB 695–a restrictive measure […]


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Fact sheet from Mega Moral Monday

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NCWU President Jina Dhillon addressed the crowd at the June 24 Moral Monday using talking points from a fact sheet with contributions from coalition partners – and her own special energy!


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NCWU’s statement on the Economic Picture for #NCWomen

(from statement at Friday’s press conference with the NC NAACP on the upcoming (6/24) Moral Monday demonstration, which will in part focus on women’s issues, particularly economic issues). From the imposition of more and more restrictions on women’s control over their bodies, to potential cuts in vital domestic and sexual violence victim assistance programs, to […]


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Announcing Slate of Candidates for 2013-2014 Board

NCWU will meet on Tuesday, June 25 for the annual meeting. One item of business will be the election of the 2013-2014 leadership.


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Proposed Senate Budget to Cover Fewer Pregnant Women Via Medicaid – The NC Justice Center

Adam Linker (Policy Analyst, Health Access Coalition, The NC Justice Center) authored the following post about the proposed Senate budget and its potential effect on low-income pregnant women. Originally posted on The Progressive Pulse on May 23, 2013. In 1988 North Carolina had the nation’s highest infant mortality rate. The state decided to tackle this […]


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NCWU President speaks out against HB 716

NC Women United President Jina Dhillon testified on May 1 against House Bill 716Clarify Law/Prohibit Sex-Selective Abortion.


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Pictures and more from Women’s Advocacy Day


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