There’s a diverse set of issues around the state with the municipal elections, school board elections, bond initiatives, and more. We’ll be posting about why these elections are so important, but one thing you can do to engage friends in the electoral process is to host a house party.
If you want to bring training on women’s rights in the workplace to a group in your community, contact Beth Messersmith at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Justice Center and MomsRising offer free training for gatherings of women across the state. Childcare and dinner are provided.
On this morning’s “Get Updated!” NC Women Matter conference call, Adam Linker of the NC Justice Center and Emily Callen of Planned Parenthood Health Systems discussed what you need to know about the roll out of the Affordable Care Act.
Our “Get Updated!” series of conference calls continues on
Friday, Sept. 13
9:30 – 10:15 am
with a discussion of the Affordable Care Act.
Adam Linker of the NC Justice Center will be our guide through the complexities of the Act with a fast-paced discussion of the issues surrounding its roll out this year.
To get the call-in information, please visit our subscription page to join our community and RSVP to the call. If you’re already receiving our newsletters, you should have had an “update” link in our recent issue.
While voter turnout in the North Carolina tends to run close to 70% in presidential election years, this number drops dramatically in non-presidential years. Only 44% of the registered voters in the state voted in 2010. The number drops even more precipitously in local elections in an off year like 2013. In 2011, for example only 21% of those registered, voted. Yet these municipal elections are extremely important. They determine leadership at the local level controlling important decision-making about public schools, local regulations, future planning, sewer/water, and taxes, among other things, that are important to the quality of life in an area. Continue reading →