Save the Date!
Durham Democratic Women Meeting:
Getting Ready for 2016:
Legislative wrap-up &
Launch of DDW’s
Precinct Organizing Project!
Sunday, June 14
Durham Southwest Library
Come learn why we must begin
precinct organizing NOW.
Let’s get started!
Saturday, May 9, 2015
11am - 1 pm
220 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC
Linda Coleman, Candidate for Lt. Governor, and
Senator Mike Woodard
RSVP by May 9, 2015 to Brenda Pollard, Director, Region 7 DWNC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indicate if you want lunch. Box lunches and beverages for 10.00 per person (cash or check). Specify choice of chicken salad croissant, turkey club (bacon and swiss), or pimiento cheese on whole wheat. Includes fruit salad, chips, and a dessert. Event flyer here
Sanford Hunt Frye
Saturday, April 25, 2015
5:30PM Cocktails, 7:00PM Dinner
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Click here for tickets
District Conventions: May 16
Push for gender-equity amendment returns to NC
GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press/Citizen Times April 20, 2015
...women were back at the General Assembly last week, convinced the ratification fight isn't over. They quietly held circular green "ERA YES" signs outside the office of the chairman of a House judiciary panel, which has held onto a ratification bill for more than a month. They want the bill and a similar measure in the Senate acted upon favorably... Those seeking to revive ERA [say] that unequal pay persists even with laws on the books, pregnant women can get treated unfairly at work and civil claims of gender-based violence have been limited. ERA would make gender bias claims subject to the high constitutional scrutiny as race bias claims receive, said Marena Groll of Durham, coordinator of North Carolina4ERA. The ratification effort has been revived in North Carolina as Republicans took over the General Assembly. GOP lawmakers have passed laws on abortion, taxes and education that opponents say hurt women. read article
Go to our ERA Page
Sign the petition:
Stop Assault on Women's Rights. Pass the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Ten men and one woman hold the history of women in their hands in NC. Let them hear you. The time for an Equal Rights Amendment is now.
E-mail them or call them
and urge them to pass H166, the ERA Bill out of committee favorably. (3/31/15)
NC House Bill 166 - the Equal Rights Amendment - was introduced
NC4ERA recognizes champion Representative Carla Cunningham, State House District 106!
NC Senate Bill 184 - the Equal Rights Amendment - was filed March 4
NC4ERA recognizes champion NC Senator Floyd B McKissick Jr of Durham!
This ERA resolution
has been prepared for organizations and precincts to be considered for adoption:
Living Wage Project
WHAT IS A LIVING WAGE?
A LIVING WAGE IS THE AMOUNT OF INCOME NEEDED FOR AN INDIVIDUAL TO MEET HER OR HIS BASIC NEEDS WITHOUT PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ASSISTANCE.
The City of Durham and Durham County, along with several other NC localities, have “livable wage” ordinances that apply to their own employees. Durham ties its living wage amount to a methodology based on the federal poverty level, which is updated annually. Over the last 17 years, the livable wage amount has increased from $8.58 per hour to $12.33 per hour in 2015.
What is the Durham Living Wage Project? Through voluntary certification, we aim to identify, acknowledge, and celebrate businesses and non-profits that pay a living wage. Learn more here.
- also -
Read Herald-Sun article: Living Wage project launches with 28 Durham Businesses
See the Fact-Filled Presentation of our January meeting
Losing 2014: The Missing Pieces
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