Election Day Is Just Around The Corner

We are coming to the home stretch of the NC Women Matter letter writing campaign. Thousands of letters have already been sent by hundreds of women across the state. If you are among the women who have already sent letters, thank you so very much. If you haven’t requested your names, now is the time. This is your opportunity to have an important impact on this crucial election by urging women to have their voices heard by voting.

Letter writers have received a number of feedback responses from receivers. One woman wrote, “I haven’t received a handwritten letter in over a decade. It was wonderful! Thank you and I promise I will vote.”  Another wrote simply, “You bet I will vote.  Thank you for what you are doing.”

It is easy to be a part of this effort. Just Click Here. You will be sent a list of names, addresses and phone numbers along with a tool kit that will explain the entire process with tips to help you along the way.

After your letters are sent, in early October we will follow up by sending each letter recipient a “Why Vote” brochure outlining a number of issues and urging individuals to vote. Then we hope you will call your letter recipients when early voting begins on October 20 and remind them how important their vote really is.

Think about inviting several of your friends to join you in the letter writing process. Have friends over for a letter writing party.  Dozens of women across the state are doing just that.

If you have any questions, shoot an e-mail to either Mary Klenz, at  klenzmary@gmail.com or to Pat Orrange at orrange1534@aol.com.

Just Click Here to volunteer or go to  www.ncwomenmatter.org to sign up today.

Help Get Out The Vote – Get Involved This Year

“Thank you for your efforts in reaching out to voters in NC on the important matter of women’s rights.  I too hold a deeply felt passion for these issues…I promise you my voice will be heard through this great democratic practice, a right I treasure…Thank you for your words, your voice, and your work to make this state a better home for all of us.”  This is part of a note received by one of our letter writers.  The Letters are truly appreciated!

The 2016 NC Women Matter woman-to-woman letter writing campaign has begun.

If you have already requested names of women to whom you will write letters, thanks so very much.

In case you haven’t yet, now is the time to sign up and volunteer to participate in this very important and effective get-out the-vote activity. Your participation has never been more important.  The process is simple.   Click Here.  You will be sent a list of names, addresses and phone numbers along with a tool kit that will explain the entire process with tips to help you along the way.

We are hoping that the letters will be sent out during September after Labor Day. After the letter is sent, in early October, we will follow up by sending each letter recipient a “Why Vote” brochure outlining a number of issues and urging individuals to vote.  Then we hope you will call your letter recipients when early voting begins on October 20 and remind them how important their vote really is.

Think about inviting several of your friends to join you in the letter writing process.  Have friends over for a letter writing party.  Dozens of women across the state are doing just that.

If you have any questions, shoot an e-mail to either Mary Klenz, at klenz mary@gmail.com or to Pat Orrange at orrange1534@aol.com.

Just Click Here to sign up today.

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.