NC Women Matter is partnering with Democracy North Carolina and 24 other statewide organizations in a non-partisan campaign to help every potential voter in North Carolina learn the new rules associated with voting and ensure that no vote is suppressed. Operation Jump Start is a statewide effort to connect the work of individuals and organizations to maximize our collective impact as we educate potential voters about the new election law changes, changes that go far beyond voter id.
There are dozens of ways you can support this campaign. You can assist with voter registration. You can distribute materials. (The Democracy-NC web site has lots of downloadable materials for distribution.) You can monitor Board of Election meetings or become an election protection volunteer. You can help people get the necessary ID or you can be trained in the nuances of the new law and spread the word through presentations. To get started, go to Democracy-NC.org and click on the Operation Jump Start section. Fill in the volunteer form and be sure to mention that you are a part of NC Women Matter, or send a message to us at email@example.com and we will be back to you with suggestions and specific activities in your area in which you can become a part.
It is our responsibility to be sure that all potential voters (especially women voters) have the information and tools they need to vote – in the primary in May and the general election in November.
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.