The Hobby Lobby Case is About More Than Just Those “4 Types of Contraceptives”

Jina Dhillon, immediate past-president of NCWU, and staff at NCWU member Ipas,  generously provided us with the below post of last week’s Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision in the Burwell v Hobby Lobby Store, Inc. case, in which 5 of the SCOTUS justices essentially said that what constitutes women’s health care and fair employee compensation is […]


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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is an Investment in NC Women

Old gender stereotypes die hard – including the idea that men are the family’s primary breadwinners, and any money women bring in is just something “extra”, perhaps a little pin money; but women’s primary job (without pay) is keeping a home and raising the children.  Considering that poor women and women of color have always […]


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So About that NC Council for Women Move….

At NCWU, we’ve been hearing a lot these past few days about SB 744, in which the NC House Appropriations Committee recommends transferring the NC Council for Women (CFW) staff and domestic violence/sexual assault program funding  from its current home in the Department of Administration to the Department of Public Safety. The NC Council for […]


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We Value Public Education, and We Hope You Do, Too.

Public Ed rally - Raleigh May 2014

When the NC Senate released their budget two weeks ago, it included the promised raises for North Carolina public school teachers, but at a cost: while promising to give teachers their first (one-time?) pay raise in almost seven years, the teachers are compelled to give up a vital job protection (a right to a hearing […]


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Joining Us for our Medicaid Expansion Lobby Day June 04? What you need to know about citizen advocacy…

You’ve probably heard that Medicaid expansion as part of implementing the Affordable  Care Act would have tremendous benefit for 500,000 North Carolinians currently living with insecure access to health care; and we’ve written before about the gains for NC Women if this expansion and implementation were realized. The NCGA is one of 24 states who […]


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What to Expect When the NCGA is Town this Summer

Tazra Mitchell (2nd VP of NCWU and Budget and Tax Center Fellow at the NC Justice Center) and I joined Irene Godinez, Planned Parenthood Health Systems of NC on an NC Women Matter conference call last Friday to discuss what we can expect during the NCGA Short Session this summer, both in terms of legislation […]


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Will you join us May 19 in Raleigh?

Kara Davies at NC NAACP press conference 5-14-14

Many of the regressive, harmful policies voted into law during the 2013 NC legislative session are now coming into effect in 2014, and North Carolinians across the state are starting to feel what these policies will mean in practice. Like the elimination of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – a proven effective and crucial […]


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Short Session: Your Voices Need to be Heard!

2014 Legislative Short Session Kay Castillo, BSW National Association of Social Workers, NC Chapter and NCWU Secretary Many North Carolinians fear the idea of being involved in advocacy. Perhaps this is due to the headlines you see in newspapers and online or the attack ads during election season that cause you to turn away. You may also think there is […]


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NCWU Joins with Members and Community Partners to Call for Action on Judicial Emergency

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NCWU and members NC NOW, Women AdvaNCe, Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina, the NC Justice Center and Planned Parenthood Health  System of North Carolina joined with the NC NAACP and other community partners to call for a swift resolution to the 8-year federal bench vacancy faced by the Eastern District Court of North Carolina. […]


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President’s Statement on 2013 Legislative Report Card

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From Tara Romano, President; as read at the Report Card Release press conference, April 30,  2014 Good morning. My name is Tara Romano, and I am president of North Carolina Women United. We are a coalition of organizations and individuals across the state working for the full social, political and economic equality for all women […]


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