Women’s Advocacy Day has been rescheduled!
Join us on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – register here
- 9:30am – 11am: First Baptist Church, 101 South Wilmington St, Raleigh. (just a short walk from the legislature)
- 11am – 2pm: NC Legislative Building at 16 W. Jones St., Raleigh. (click here for a detailed program)
Expect information on bills before the legislature that will affect NCWU priorities in the areas of
- Access to Health Care
- Civic Participation and Equality
- Economic Self Sufficiency
- Violence Against Women
The day will include training on the specific “hot” issues in these four areas as well as tips for effective lobbying. But the most important part of the event is the visits you make to your legislators!
Make your own appointments to meet your NC reps, or join other women from your district in their visits. Our official program, including keynote speaker dream hampton, will be from 9:30am – 11am. We’ll have advocacy training, issues education and an opportunity to network with women’s organizations and advocates – hope to see you there!
For more background on our agenda issues, read our Draft Agenda, which includes position papers from our members that we collected in autumn of 2014, in advance of the 2015 NCGA long session. For a guide to some of the bills that have been introduced this session that connect to our agenda, see this table.
Why are women’s voices important? Because our lived experiences can and should inform policy decisions. Read Delta Sigma Theta, Inc sister and democracy advocate Tayon Dancy’s press conference statement on why she uses her voice here. And Working America organizer Jasmine Whaley shares why economic justice is a women’s issue here.
More about Advocacy Day
- Frequently Asked Questions
- If you have additional questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Watch President Tara Romano and Directors of Policy Emma Akpan and Felicia Willems on Fox 50’s Tarheel Talk discussing all you need to know for Women’s Advocacy Day, as well as some history behind the event, how we put together the agenda, and the importance of bringing women’s voices to the NCGA (about 3o minutes).
- Watch our video promo about why some women are bringing their voices to Women’s Advocacy Day.
What you can do today
Your visit to your legislator will be more effective if you have already started a relationship with her or him.
You can find information about who represents you and your legislators’ contact information at ncga.state.nc.us > Who Represents Me .
If your legislator isn’t new to the position, you may want to use the tools at ncga.state.nc.us > Legislation/Bills > Vote History Reports to find their record on issues such as those included in the Legislative Report Card.