BENNETT IV — COLLABORATION: THE KEY TO IMPACT

JULY 25, 2015 BENNETT COLLEGE, GREENSBORO, NC REGISTER NOW

This is our time to come together, network, learn new strategies, get briefed on critical issues, and create a plan to work together with other predominantly women’s organizations to educate women on issues important to them and their families and share our resources to get out the female vote.  There are important elections coming up this Fall at the local and county level. We also need to begin to plan for the all-important 2016 elections when we will elect a President, Governor, and US Senator.

The key to women having an impact on the outcome of these races and the policies set by our elected leaders is to work together, share resources, and collaborate at the local/county/regional level.  The focus of Bennett IV will be on collaboration – how we can maximize our strengths to assure that women’s voices are heard.

In addition to training on effective collaboration, we will have issue briefs on important topics like pay equity and paid leave, the status of ERA on North Carolina, undocumented immigrant issues, voting rights and challenges, the student debt crisis, and reproductive justice/domestic violence/sexual abuse.

A certain highlight of the day will be a keynote presentation by dream hampton, nationally known, award winning writer, film maker, and social justice organizer.  She will be speaking to the topic: 21st Century Activism – New Media and New Narratives.

Check-in will begin at 8:30 with a continental breakfast.  The program will begin at 9:00 sharp and will conclude no later than 4:30.  Lunch will be served.  There will be a $10 registration fee per participant.  Registration is open now.  To register click here:

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To reserve your place, please send your payment to the Women’s Forum of North Carolina by clicking here:

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Or, mail your $10 payment to the Women’s Forum of North Carolina, make checks payable to WFNC, PO Box 41368, Raleigh, NC  27629

We are looking forward to working with you July25th at Bennett College in Greensboro.

Save The Date – Bennett IV

Mark your calendar:   Saturday, July 25, 2015

This is our time to come together, network, learn new strategies and plan to work with others to educate women and get out the female vote both for the 2015 local and county elections and to get ready for the extremely important 2016 state and national elections.

Registration and program information will be coming in the beginning of June.  In the meantime let your membership and fellow activists know to Save-the- Date, July 25, 2015 at Bennett College in Greensboro.

Women’s Advocacy Day Rescheduled

NC Women United has rescheduled Women’s Advocacy Day for Tuesday, April 21 at 9:00am! Plan to come join us for a day of training and discussion on these key areas:

  • Access to Health Care
  • Civic Participation and Equality
  • Economic Self Sufficiency
  • Violence Against Women

Register for the day here and stay up to date on all the latest about the day on the Facebook event by clicking here.

The day is sure to be inspiring and educational, with registration at the First Baptist Church followed by training and a keynote address from Dream Hampton.

  • 9:00am: Registration opens. We’ll start out the day at First Baptist Church, 101 South Wilmington St, Raleigh. (It’s just a short walk to the legislative building from here, where we’ll head after our morning meeting.)
  • 9:30am – 11am: Morning program (training, speakers, and keynote address by Dream Hampton)
  • 11am – 2pm: Meetings with lawmakers, press conference, and info tables at the NC Legislative Building at 16 W. Jones St., Raleigh.
  • All Day: Groups will be tabling at the NC General Assembly in the 1300 quadrant.

Hope to see you there!

Take good care.

M.

Take Action! Write a letter to the editor about the deep tax cuts that will produce harmful revenue loss

A bill was filed last week that threatens to continue the steep cuts to corporations in our state while continuing to benefit the wealthiest taxpayers in our state. Further analysis of this legislation can be found here, with it being compared to legislation from 2013 that passed and is hurting our state and economy today.

Coming on the heels of the 2013 tax cuts that primarily benefited the wealthy and profitable corporations, SB 526 would:

  • Amount to over $1.5 billion in lost revenue for public services and programs by providing deeper income tax cuts, including reducing the personal income tax rate from the current rate of 5.75 percent to 5.5 by 2017
  • Provide huge tax cuts to profitable corporations by further reducing the corporate income tax rate from 5 percent to 4 percent by 2017 and by changing the way profitable corporations can apportion their income
  • Increase subsidies for corporations by expanding the business incentives program

It is time to take action! Can you write a letter to the editor about how these deep tax cuts will result in more revenue loss for our state? If so, click here.

Take good care. M.

WOMEN’S ADVOCACY DAY – A CHANCE TO HAVE OUR VOICES HEARD

Every two years, during the legislative long session, our sister organization, NC Women United hosts Women’s Advocacy day.  It is a day where women from across the state come together at the legislative building to share with their legislators their thoughts about legislative issues important to women and families.

The event begins on Monday, February 23rd with a reception at 18 Seaboard Restaurant in Raleigh from 5:30 until 7:00.  The reception is free.  Everyone is welcome and it provides a chance for women to connect, network, and feel the spirit of sisterhood that will propel the next day’s activity.

Then, Tuesday, February 24th we will meet in the auditorium of the Legislative office building at 8:30.  There will be a short training on how to interact with your home legislator.  There will be presentations on some of the priority issues you may want to discuss with your legislator.  We’ll hear from several legislators who are committed to moving our agenda. The highlight of the morning will be a presentation by dream hampton internationally known writer, award willing filmmaker, cultural producer, and organizer.  This will be followed by a press conference announcing the 2015 NC Women United Legislative Agenda.  Throughout the day, you will have an opportunity to meet with other women from your district and talk with your legislators.

This is an extremely inspiring and important event for the women in North Carolina.  This is a way that we can directly have our voices heard on issues important to us and impact our lives by the people who make the laws.  If you can get to the legislature and become involved in Women’s Advocacy Day we urge you to do so.  Register today.

For more information, Check out these sites: