Welcome to Raleigh NOW!

logo.gifNOW's purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men. This purpose includes, but is not limited to, equal rights and responsibilities in all aspects of citizenship, public service, employment, education, and family life, and it includes freedom from discrimination because of race, ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual preference/orientation, or parenthood.

Your Chapter meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:15pm at 2912 Highwoods Blvd, in Raleigh. This location is near the Raleigh Beltline (I440) and Capital Blvd. Go to the back of the building. We will be in the breakroom. Knock to get in, the building is locked.

Latest News
May 27, 2016
Letter writing at June 2016 Raleigh NOW meeting

We're going to do some letter writing at our next Raleigh NOW chapter meeting, Jun 7, 2016, at 7:15pm. Tips and practice writing to legislators as well as writing op-eds. Please join us!

Be sure to vote on June 7th too. Read about this second primary election, and what is behind it, at "Make sure you are ready to vote on June 7, 2016!" (5/23/16) at northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/make-sure-you-are-ready-to-vote-on-june-7-2016/ This article also includes links to check your voter info, your polling site, and to preview your sample ballot.

Don't forget about the 50th Anniversary of NOW this year. We're going to celebrate at the national NOW conference in DC, June 24-26, 2016. Read more about the national conference, at NOW website, www.now.org

Scholarships are still available for 'young women', considered age 35 and younger. If you are under 35 and want to join us, contact president at raleighnow dot org to get a link to the application form with the DC Chapter of NOW.

Hope to see you in DC!

Posted by Admin at 12:34 AM
April 04, 2016
Raleigh NOW Meeting - Apr 5, 2016

Join us for our monthly Raleigh NOW meeting on Tuesday, Apr 5, at 7:15 pm. There are many things going on with protests against discriminatory bill, HB2, Equal Pay Day on April 12, ERA event at WFU, weighing in on TPP at a "State of the District" meeting in Durham on Apr 5, and more.

Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. This pay gap is even larger for black and Latina women, and is just one of the many ways that women experience inequality in the United States.

Please join us for the launch of the ERA coalition in North Carolina - ERA-NC.org - on April 12, 2016! At 2:30pm, we'll have a press conference on the launch and need for ERA. A panel discussion “Why the Era? Why Now?” will be held at 3:30 in DeTamble Auditorium at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, go to formal launch event and panel discussion on ERA

Posted by Admin at 09:41 PM
March 01, 2016
Raleigh NOW Meeting - Mar 1, 2016

Join us for our monthly Raleigh NOW meeting on Tuesday, Mar 1, at 7:15 pm.

Among other things, we'll talk about the big "She Wins, We Win" event on Thursday, Mar 3, at 11am at the Legislative Building in Raleigh. National LEADERS Ellie Smeal (Ms. Magazine/Feminist Majority) and Terry O'Neill (National Organization for Women) will keynote. The event includes a press conference and a rally. Fabulous speeches - you'll see!

Working on posters and other ideas for the big press event. Looking at other events in March.

Raleigh NOW women with signs at HKonJ march and rally on Feb 13, 2016.
Photo Credit: Sarah Moncelle

Read more at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/ellie-smeal-and-terry-oneill-are-coming-to-raleigh-3316/

See facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1669257233347362/

Posted by Admin at 01:29 PM
ELLIE SMEAL and Terry O'Neill are coming to Raleigh!

National LEADERS of two PROMINENT women’s organizations - Ellie Smeal, President of Feminist Majority and publisher of Ms. Magazine, and Terry O'Neill, President of NOW. This 'Makers' series on Ellie Smeal shows videos of Ellie in her own words, really excellent! Watch Ellie in her own words at http://www.makers.com/ellie-smeal. Read about Terry and see some of her articles at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terry-oneill/

Meet Ellie and Terry (and many other prominent figures) at the “She Wins, We Win” campaign press conference and rally on March 3 at 11:00 am in the Legislative Building. Our event is going from 11am to 12:30, starting with a press conference at 11am. We will have a press conference first, then the rally. We will kick off the rally with a few rousing songs!

The event is highlighting women, and why women are excited about Hillary Clinton. Our event is expected to end by 12:30 pm.

You will also see local women’s organization leaders, local community leaders, student leaders from area campuses, and state and local elected officials celebrating this historic campaign. Some of the local speakers presently include Sen. Floyd McKissick, Rep. Carla Cunningham, Rev. Michelle Laws, Mandy Carter, and fiery teenager Madison Kimrey.

Posted by Admin at 12:46 PM
January 28, 2016
Inspiration for Roe, featuring Vessel

Jan 22, 2016 marks the 43rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision which gave women control over their own bodies is a time to be inspired! We are screening Vessel, the film, on Jan 28, 2016.

Date: January 28, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Place: Chapel Hill Friends Meeting House
In the building to the left

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts is a fearless sea captain who leads her ship through loopholes in international law on the high seas, reaching women in countries where abortions are illegal and where informational websites are unavailable. Gomperts and her crew learn as they go, and leave a network of emboldened activists in their wake!

Posted by Admin at 01:20 AM