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.
For more information, Check out these sites:
- Registration page: http://www.ncwu.org/wad2015/
- Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1583715265199326/
- Webpage: http://www.ncwu.org/our-programs/womens-advocacy-day/