at 6:30 pm
South Regional Library [map]
4505 S Alston Ave
We will hear an update about the process for choosing early voting sites for the March 15 primary, and discuss ways to inform Democrats about the new primary date.
We will meet in the Main library in January, with another Votebuilder training.
Visit our Precinct Organizing Page!
DDW Precinct Organizing Project!
We still have a few precincts that have not yet been adopted--read the latest, learn more details and find many useful materials to assist in organizing your precinct on our Precinct Organizing Page.
To volunteer or get assistance,
email Helen Compton and Shirley Ellis
Having an active Democratic precinct is very important to getting out the Democratic vote. The precinct provides the most local connection between the voter and the ballot box. We know how important Durham County is to Democrats in the 2015 and 2016 elections to turn NC Blue!
Find the list of unorganized precincts here
Let’s meet our goal of 100% Durham Precincts organized!
Great Meeting Sept 27!
Women Organizing for a Future with Guest Speakers Senator Erica Smith-Ingram and Angie Elkins. See photo gallery here
DDW was at NC Pride 2015!
Great turnout for the Women’s Equality
March Aug 28 in Durham!
DDW was there!
see all photos and video in the Gallery
New! ERA Lobby Handout here
The ERA is not dead
...and we need to keep talking about it, why?
In North Carolina this year, ERA NC House Bill 166 did not make crossover. However, NC Senate Bill 184 is exempt from the crossover deadline. It remains viable to be sent to the House if the Senate passes it. It had its first reading in the Senate in March, but was sent to Senate Rules and Operations where it sits unheard now. The bill could still be heard during short session next year as well. NC4ERA will be continuing efforts to educate the public as an ongoing activity through both sessions. For more info on by NC4ERA and NC NOW and their activities, go to nc4era.org
Go to our ERA Page
8 Reasons We Need To Fight To Have The ERA In The Constitution
by Rachel Shippee Jun 25, 2015
Meryl Streep is writing letters to every member of Congress... But, she’s not the only one who needs to fight for the ERA. First introduced into Congress in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was written by suffragist leader Alice Paul. Since that year, and every subsequent year, it has been reintroduced in every session of Congress. It was finally passed in 1972 with the required two-thirds majority, but only received 35 of the 38 necessary state ratifications.
So why do we need the ERA?
1. In 2001, an Opinion Research Corporation survey shows 72 percent of US adults believe the Constitution already guaranteed the equal rights of women and men. This simply is not true...
2. This legal remedy against sex discrimination for both women and men would create a “clearer and stricter judicial standard for deciding cases of sex discrimination...”
3. The ratification would shift the burden of proof from victims to offenders in sex discrimination cases. It would require offenders to prove they did not violate the Constitution.
4. Full legal recognition of equality between the sexes would protect possible rollbacks in women’s rights advancements...
5. With the current rationale of VAWA, women survivors of violence cannot take their cases to the federal court when taking legal action...
6. Equal means equal. An amendment would guarantee women’s rights by the government with no room for debate...
7. Even Notorious RBG would choose the ERA because “it means that women are people equal in status before the law.” She wants the new generation of feminists to support this Amendment and continue actively creating social change...
8. Ultimately, the impact would be best seen at the legal level, and hopefully change the tone of such proceedings when handling sex discrimination cases. This specific language in the Constitution would influence the tone of legal reasoning and likely produce a cumulative positive effect over time.
read full article
White House lights up rainbow colors to celebrate SCOTUS ruling
The Hill June 27, 2015
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