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.
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Angela recently shared one of the letters she wrote asking fellow women to vote in the upcoming election:
… Angela went on to discuss the issues of Women’s Safety, Education, and Women & Children’s Health …
… and, about those cupcakes …
Friday, October 24 at the close of business will be your last opportunity to volunteer to send letters to women urging them to vote. Click Volunteer
to get your names and addresses. The letters need to be in the mail by Monday evening. Time is running out…If you have been meaning to and just haven’t gotten around to requesting names, you need to do it right away. Click Volunteer
While the final numbers are not in yet, just a few more days to go, we can already easily say that hundreds and hundreds of women have sent thousands and thousands of letters to other women on behalf of NC Women Matter urging them to vote.
You too can be a part of this incredible effort.
In case you don’t think letter writing makes a difference, here is an excerpt from a note from a letter recipient to one of our volunteers…
” I want to let you know I have been bombarded with political mail, fliers, advertisements, commercials to the point where I cannot stand it. HOWEVER, your taking the time and effort to write a personal note has impressed and touched me. You are making a difference. I’ve read and reread your note. Thank you for taking that effort…..
“Sorry, I’ve gotten way off track. But, like you, I am passionate. I will vote. Have no fear of that. Not only do I thank you for writing your wonderful note, but I also want to thank you for alerting me to NCWM which is an organization that has a real appeal to me.
Thank you for caring enough to do what you do. Bad things happen when good people do nothing.”
If you haven’t already, please VOLUNTEER and make a difference. Time is short. Volunteer now.
SEPTEMBER 2ND THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2014
ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS OF ENCOURAGING WOMEN TO GET OUT AND VOTE IS THROUGH HAND WRITTEN LETTERS.
NC WOMEN MATTER WILL ONCE AGAIN COORDINATE A STATEWIDE LETTERWRITING CAMPAIGN SHARING WITH WOMEN WHAT IS AT STAKE IN THE UP COMING ELECTION AND URGING THEM TO VOTE.
YOU CAN BE A PART OF THIS VERY IMPORTANT EFFORT.
YOU WILL RECEIVE A TOOL KIT WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CAMPAIGN INCLUDING THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF WOMEN IN YOUR REGION TO WHOM YOU CAN SEND LETTERS
BETTER YET, BRING A GROUP OF WOMEN TOGETHER AND HAVE A LETTERWRITING PARTY IN YOUR HOME OR FAVORITE MEETING PLACE.
The only thing we cannot do is nothing!
VOLUNTEER TO LETTER WRITE