Give ’em a tweet

Many of our issues fit into 140 characters, and we can use all of our social media channels to share these factoids (and the links to our longer issue papers) with all of our contacts.

Please help:

  • pick an issue that’s important to you
  • copy one of the tweets
  • post to your twitter account — modifying as you wish
  • include the “#ncwm” hashtag if you have room — it’ll help us connect with you on twitter
  • post to your other social media lists — or send a quick note to your friends via email.

Women and Work/Family Policies

2.3 mill women are in North Carolina’s labor force – Find out what’s at stake for them in this election: #ncwm

Cuts to programs that help caregivers mean more difficulties for women trying to balance work and family: #ncwm

NC women still only learn 80.7 percent of men’s earnings:

The lack of realistic work/family policies seriously impacts women’s lives as well as families’ economic security: #ncwm

Women face challenges to work/family balance; 76% of registered voters support laws to provide paid sick leave: #ncwm

Fact Sheet from the NC Justice Center

Great Recession still hitting NC women hard. State cuts to critical programs have worsened the impact: #ncwm

Despite the economic recovery, women are suffering continued and worsening economic hardships: #ncwm

Men lost more jobs during recession but since recovery began women have lost while men have gained: #ncwm

The loss of jobs for women largely driven by declines in public sector, particularly at the local level: #ncwm

NC poverty rate for women increased to 17.7% in 2009. In NC 1 in 5.6 women, live below the poverty line: #ncwm

Survey says – on almost every measure of insecurity the recession inflicted greater hardship on women #ncwm

Women and the budget

Deep state and federal cuts hurt programs that families rely on for children to reach their full potential: #ncwm

How a person (or state) spends their money is a reliable indicator of what they believe to be important: #ncwm

How our leaders choose to allocate spending tells a great deal about their priorities: #ncwm

Far too often, women and children are not near the top of the list when budgeting decisions are made: #ncwm

Women and our families have a tremendous amount at stake in budget decisions: #ncwm

We’ve seen deep cuts to key programs. Lawmakers call them “discretionary”, women know they are vital: #ncwm

Budgets reflect our priorities as a nation and as a state: #ncwm

Voter ID as a women’s issue

As many as 3.2 million voters in US could be impacted in the election due to newly enacted voter ID laws: #ncwm

Newly enacted voter ID laws show lawmakers fear a surge of new voters similar to one that happened in 2008: #ncwm

Over 30 states have introduced legislation to require voter photo ID which disproportionately affects women: #ncwm

Data shows voter fraud extremely rare, yet NC voter ID law is still enacted. #ncwm

New voter ID laws affect overwhelmingly seniors, women, youth, African Americans and low income voters #ncwm

The 2012 election is an opportunity for women to stand up for ourselves and others: #ncwm

Public Education

The 2012 election about stopping destruction of public education and women’s lives: #ncwm

This election is about reinvesting in public education, promoting access/opportunity for our children/families: #ncwm

Status of women in NC directly related to the educational opportunities provided to NC citizens: #ncwm

NC has a long history of providing nationally recognized early childhood education programs: #ncwm

Current NC leadership seems to have intention of turning back the clock on public education: #ncwm

Women and education

High school dropout rates and higher education barriers affect women’s ability to provide for their families: #ncwm

Threats to #TitleIX protections vs sex discrimination in education risk rolling back women’s gains: #ncwm

Women’s access to edu/training is vital to ensure equal advancement in business, academic, and public sectors: #ncwm

Edu policies must support women/girls at all stages of life, regardless of race or socioeconomic status: #ncwm

Dropout rates present alarming figures for young girls; 1 in 4 overall not finishing high school: #ncwm

Budget cuts, regulations, voucher programs, pressure from opponents all threaten to weaken #TitleIX: #ncwm

Early childhood development

Children’s earliest experiences literally determine how their brains are wired: #ncwm

Quality early childhood education ensures children are ready for school and have higher graduation rates: #ncwm

Early childhood development is essential to North Carolina’s future. Our greatest economic resource is our people: #ncwm

There are only 2,000 days between a baby’s birth and her/his first day of kindergarten: #ncwm

Duke research shows children had higher reading & math scores in counties that got more funding for Smart Start: #ncwm

NC grows stronger when we help families raise more children to be smart, valuable & productive citizens: #ncwm

Toxic Chemicals

Environmental dangers impact women in disproportionate and significant ways: #ncwm

A pervasive environmental threat: toxic chemicals. We must be heard at the polls to keep us safe: #ncwm

Evidence of increase in infertility, early puberty, and cancer linked to constant exposure to toxic chemicals: #ncwm

80,000 – 85,000 chemicals are used in the US, but only about 200 of these chemicals have been tested for safety: #ncwm

Most toxic chemicals that have been tested have only been evaluated for impact on men in industrial settings: #ncwm

Pregnant and nursing women vulnerable to toxic chemicals that pass through placenta and breast milk to child: #ncwm

Women and Health Care

Lack of health care jeopardizes woman’s ability to contribute to her community and care for themselves and families: #ncwm

Threats to the Affordable Care Act, Title X, and Medicaid would have disproportionate effects on women: #ncwm

Reproductive health & wellbeing central to women’s ability to achieve and maintain upward social and economic mobility: #ncwm

Women who are Latina, low-income, single, and young are particularly at risk for being uninsured: #ncwm

Uninsured women miss screenings for breast & cervical cancer, high blood pressure, & high cholesterol: #ncwm

ACA requires coverage of maternity care and preventive services free in most private health insurance plans: #ncwm

Beneficiaries of Medicaid & Title X often have no other way to access health services: #ncwm


Crisis Pregnancy Centers

CPCs are facilities that use deception, intimidation, & manipulation to persuade women not to have abortions: #ncwm

Majority of CPCs aren’t medically licensed, lack medically trained staff & provide medically inaccurate info: #ncwm

More than 75% of the state’s CPCs are located in communities with higher-than average populations of color: #ncwm

CPCs provide free services-so no legal recourse against misleading advertisements & deceptive practices: #ncwm

NC is in legal battle over the “Choose Life” license plates which would channel state funding to CPCs: #ncwm

Emergency Contraception

NC has barriers to expanding access to & availability of emergency contraception–limiting reproductive freedom: #ncwm

EC can prevent pregnancy after sexual intercourse, before fertilization occurs-this is not the abortion pill: #ncwm

Pharmacists do refuse to distribute Emergency Contraception because of their own moral objections: #ncwm

North Carolina will not include coverage for EC under the newly instated Affordable Care Act: #ncwm

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