Help Get Out the Vote – Sign Up Now

Election 2016 is fast approaching and it is time once again to get out our pens and paper and send letters to other women in North Carolina.  Just as we did in 2014, NC Women Matter (NCWM) is coordinating a non-partisan, grassroots letter writing campaign and we are asking you to participate.  Many of you joined us in 2014 and we welcome you again.  For those of you are hearing about this for the first time, we know you will enjoy both the civic engagement and the social networking.
We need your help to reach out to women across the state and get out the informed female vote in 2016.
We will be writing letters to other women about some of the key issues that impact women, why their vote matters and urge them to go to the polls in November.  This is one of the best ways for women to have a positive impact and insure a substantial turnout in the mid-term election.
Here’s what you need to know:

  • Click here, and sign up
  • You will be asked a few questions and will be e-mailed a tool kit and all the information needed to participate in the letter writing campaign.
  • You will receive a list names and addresses of women who will need a nudge to get out and vote in November. You can tell us how many women you want to write. (We are making efforts to send you names and addresses of women in your county or region.)
  • When you receive your names, start writing.
  • If you are working with a group or hosting a letter writing house party, you will receive a larger number of names.
  • You will be asked to let us know when you have completed and sent all your letters.

Please do consider hosting a letter writing house party and bring a group of women together to write letters with you.  This is efficient, effective, and a great motivational approach and importantly involves more women in the process.

Also, please forward this email on to other interested people to spread the word across North Carolina.  With all of us working together NC Women will make a difference.

NC Women Matter is coordinating the campaign with the help of Democracy-NC.  Please don’t hesitate to contact either, Mary Klenz, the campaign coordinator, at klenzmary@gmail.com or Pat Orrange at orrange1534@aol.com with any questions.

Thank you for all you do and for your willingness to contribute your time to this very important effort.  Remember, the only thing you cannot do is nothing.

LAST CALL FOR BENNETT V – This Coming Saturday

Plans are in place. Mandy Carter will be there.  The Ragin Grannies are coming. The work sessions will have a ton of new and important ideas. Everyone will get a chance to interact directly with our amazing panelists. The agenda is up on the NC Women Matter website (www.ncwomenmatter.org).  The lunch order is due soon.  THIS IS THE LAST CALL FOR BENNETT V…the event of the summer for women activists and leaders.  You don’t want to miss it and do bring a friend.

To register click here:

Register for Bennett  V

Saturday, July 30, from 8:30 – 4:30 at the Bennett College, Global Learning Center 521 Gorrell Street Greensboro, NC 27401

A continental breakfast will be available from 8:30.  The program will begin at 9:00 and will conclude no later than 4:00.  The registration fee is $10.

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 July30th at Bennett College in Greensboro.

The Agenda is Ready – Register Now for Bennett V

Bennett V is the event of the summer for women leaders and activists

8:30                  Check in and Continental breakfast
9:00 Sharp        Welcome
9:10                  Keynote Presentation – Mandy Carter, Nobel nominated, social activist
9:50                  Panel Discussion – Issues, concerns and stories to tell

  • Paid Leave
  • HB 2 – The Real Danger
  • Gerrymandering – Everyone’s #2 issue
  • Quality Public Education
  • Eldercare
  • Living Wage & Quality Child Care

11:00                Participants Chance to Engage Panelists
Noon                 Lunch – Raging Grannies
Roll-out “Why Vote” and the 2016 Letter Writing Campaign
1:00                  How-to Work Sessions

  • Vote 411
  • Effective Use of Social Media
  • North Carolina’s New Narrative
  • Building Collaboration – Issues of Latina and Providing Support

2:15                  Work Sessions Repeated
3:30                  Bringing it all Together
4:15                  Close

To register click here:

Register for Bennett  V

Saturday, July 30, from 8:30 – 4:30 at the Bennett College, Global Learning Center 521 Gorrell Street Greensboro, NC 27401

A continental breakfast will be available from 8:30.  The program will begin at 9:00 and will conclude no later than 4:00.  The registration fee is $10.

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

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 July30th at Bennett College in Greensboro.

IT’S TIME TO REGISTER

Bennett V is coming soon – July 30, 2016, Bennett College, Greensboro

We are thrilled to announce that Mandy Carter, Nobel Prize nominated social justice activist, will be our keynote speaker.  Mandy has spent her life as a movement organizer including helping co-found Southerners on New Ground (SONG) and the National Black Justice Coalition.

This is shaping up to be our best Bennett conference yet.  We will be rolling out our WHY VOTE initiative and beginning our 2016 letter writing campaign.  The morning will be filled with a panel discussing critical issues important to women and then participants will have an opportunity to interact in small groups directly with the panelists.

The afternoon will be filled with how-to work sessions with practical application to our organizational efforts.
This is your chance to get connected with other leaders and activists and up-to-date on what’s important as we organize women and get out the vote in this crucial 2016 election.

The complete agenda will be available July 14.

To register click here:

Register for Bennett  V

A continental breakfast will be available from 8:15.  The program will begin at 9:00 and will conclude no later than 4:00.  The registration fee is $10.

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

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 July30th at Bennett College in Greensboro.

BENNETT V – ISSUES AND ACTIONS

THIS WILL BE OUR YEAR!

JULY 30, 2016 BENNETT COLLEGE, GREENSBORO, NC
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Yes, indeed, this will be the fifth Bennett Conference sponsored by NC Women Matter and it promises to be the best.  This year could not be more important. Women will be electing a president, governor, council of state, US senator, and an entire general assembly.  Women will also be electing county commissioners and some districts will be electing boards of education.  Yes, Women will be electing all of these key officials who determine much of what is important to women and families across the state.

Women represent 54% of the registered voters in this state and as we should know, if women vote in the interest of themselves and their families, great things will happen.

Bennett V is an important step in the direction of these great things happening.  Bennett V is our opportunity to meet, get inspired, network with other women leaders and activists, get briefed on critical issues and learn new skills.  More detailed information will be coming in the next couple of weeks.

This year, in particular, we will be rolling out our women-to-woman letter writing campaign and we will get introduced to our “Why Vote Guide for Women” and our brand new Why Vote web site.

Plan to bring materials from your organization to share.

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

To register click here:

Register for Bennett  V

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

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

Buy Now Button

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 July30th at Bennett College in Greensboro.