TABOR Will Jeopardize the Future of NC Women and Their Families

North Carolina’s revenue problem has been a concern of ours since we compiled our 2015 Legislative Agenda back in February of this year.  Implementing a TABOR, or a “Taxpayer Bill of Rights”, is part of that concern.  And while we didn’t hear much about TABOR earlier this legislative session, SB607 has made quite a splash […]


Women Bring Their Voices to the Policy Table – Women’s Moral Monday 2015

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If you’ve been following the 2015 NC General Assembly “long session“…..well, you may not be very happy with what you’ve seen coming from our state legislative body these days. State-sanctioned discrimination is now the law of the land (and the legislators really wanted that one); and the Governor, again, signed into law additional restrictions on access […]


The NC Moral Monday Movement Turns Two…..

And NCWU was there to commemorate, and celebrate, what we’ve helped build here in North Carolina since that first group of clergy was arrested for civil disobedience at the NC General Assembly on April 29, 2013. If you had told us then that the North Carolina progressive community would have been able to hold large […]


NC Women – Changing the Narrative


Thanks to everyone who came out to our Women’s Advocacy Day this past week! It was great to see you all there, seasoned advocacy day supporters and first-time citizen lobbyists alike. We hope you gained some new skills, information and networks you can continue to use as the session marches forward, and we all commit […]


Will You Bring Your Voice to the NCGA on Women’s Advocacy Day? Some Tips

Many of you have said you will be joining us at Women’s Advocacy Day in Raleigh this Tuesday, April 21 to bring your voices to the NC General Assembly and to the policy table. Thank you! Your voices and experiences are vital to developing the society we want to see, one in which we all have […]


NC Women United Statement on Playing Politics with the Lives of Human Trafficking Victims

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We were proud to stand with members NARAL Pro-Choice NC and NC NOW yesterday to take a stand on what true support for victims of human trafficking looks like – an offering of non-judgmental programs and services based on the needs of the survivors, not the ideology of those providing the support.  While the faith […]


Women’s Advocacy Day, Take 2

Why are women bringing their voices to Women’s Advocacy Day? Access to health care; voting rights; reproductive health and freedom; a living wage; accessible childcare; paid family leave; early education; support for caregivers…..the reasons are as numerous as there are women.  Our common thread is that we trust women to make the choices and decisions […]


A Day at the NCGA


As you know, we had to cancel our Women’s Advocacy Day last month due to an unexpected batch of North Carolina snow.  While it wasn’t a snowstorm on par with what the Northeast experienced this past winter, it was enough to curtail bus service, cancel schools and give pause to drivers around the state, especially those […]


Accountability and Implementation: Lessons Learned from the 59th Annual Commission on the Status of Women

Author: Isabella Higgins, NCWU Intern In March 2014 I attended the United Nations’ 58th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) as a WomenNC CSW Fellow. During my weeklong trip NGOs from around the world inspired me as I heard about their work addressing issues such as girls’ access to education, and maternal health; […]


Women’s Advocacy Day, Part II

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We were so, so disappointed when we had to cancel our Women’s Advocacy Day last Tuesday (February 24) due to inclement weather (lousy snow!).  We had over 200 of you registered from around the state, and we were so looking forward to hearing dream hampton speak (and we know you were, too). It was shaping […]