Press Release: NC Women United Releases Legislative Report Card, Calls for Policies that Support Women & Families

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NCWU Report Card Press Release 04.30.14 (PDF Version) NCWU Report Card on 2013 session of NC General Assembly RALEIGH – Members of North Carolina Women United on Wednesday gathered at the North Carolina General Assembly to release their 2013 Legislative Report Card, which examines how women and families fared during the 2013 legislative session. After each […]


The 2014 Defenders of Justice Honorees – Women Leading the Way!

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This past Tuesday (April 22), member the NC Justice Center held its 16th Annual Defenders of Justice Awards ceremony. Awarded to North Carolina individuals and organizations who are working to create a more equitable and just state for all, it’s a great opportunity to recognize the creative and impactful work being done around the state, […]


Today’s Tax Day, Let’s Not Forget Lawmakers Axed NC’s EITC

Unless lawmakers reverse course, nearly one million North Carolina families will claim the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for the last time today, bringing pain to individual families and the state’s economy. Last year, North Carolina lawmakers put an end to the tax credit and subsequently pursued deep tax cuts that primarily benefit the […]


We Trust Women

Arbitrary bans on virtually non-existent procedures as well as spiteful bans on much needed insurance coverage of abortion care were passed this past legislative session in North Carolina. Medically inaccurate statements are now mandated in school sex ed programs and medically unnecessary procedures were proposed as requirements to obtain an abortion. We saw seemingly random […]


Make History for Women – Close the Wage Gap!

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“Do you think there are some jobs only for girls, and some jobs only for boys?” asked Beth Messersmith (NC Moms Rising) to the kids gathered at Marbles Kids Museum for our Women’s History Month event. “No!” – even the kids know that’s silly. Now that we’ve established that there’s no reason women can’t do […]


Happy Women’s History Month!


NCWU Commemorates Women’s History Month March is Women’s History Month! Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to follow our series on Twitter @NCWU and Facebook. We will also join the community and our members as part of three events: On Sunday, March 23, NCWU, along with members NC Moms Rising and AAUW NC, will co-sponsor the […]


Open Enrollment Period for the ACA Ends March 31 – Get Covered!

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League of Women Voters ACA info session Open enrollment for insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ends March 31. If you haven’t signed up yet, there is still time. And if you have questions about the process, help is available right here in North Carolina! Although the NC General Assembly opted neither to expand Medicaid […]


Developing Future Leaders for Gender Equity!

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2014 Fellows with Women NC staff & keynote speaker Ellie Smeal, The Feminist Majority Member WomenNC recently hosted its annual UN Fellowship Dinner, showcasing their 2014 CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) Fellows. Since WomenNC started this T received. Back the levitra overnight pharmacy long near crunchy where can i get viagra or was […]


Amending NC Domestic Violence Policies Could Save LGBTQ Lives

Written by Lauren Pereira, Board Member of NCWU Gender-related violence is a damaging and pervasive part of our society and no race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status is exempt from the occurrence of intimate partner violence. When many hear “domestic violence”, they may automatically think of a victimized and helpless woman and a testosterone-heavy violent man. […]


Tips on enrolling in the Affordable Care Act

By: Kay Castillo of the NC Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (a NCWU member) and Secretary of NCWU The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act will close on March 31. Many organizations are working to educate consumers about new health care options because it is a significant personal decision. North Carolinians must […]