Since 1988, advocates in North Carolina have banded together in each even
year to share information on public policy issues apt to come before the next
session of the General Assembly. Their efforts have result in a "Draft
Women's Agenda" published in late summer as an educational tool.
These issues are then discussed at "Women's Agenda Assemblies" across
the state, and the participants in those discussions are invited to share
their conclusions at Women's Advocacy Day during the Legislature's long session.
NC Women United has sponsored these events since 2002; from 1988 to 2000,
they were administered by NC Equity under an agreement with the North Carolina
Women's Legislative Agenda, the precursor to NCWU.
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Information about 2010-2011 Assemblies
- Alamance County -
This has been rescheduled as a virtual event. Contact:
Heidi Norwick, email@example.com, Women’s Resource Center in Alamance County
- Buncombe County - Sat., Nov. 13, 9-12 at the YWCA of Asheville. Childcare available if requested in advance. Contact: Kathleen Balogh, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Craven, Carteret, and Pamlico Counties -
Sat., Oct. 16, 11-3 at Havelock campus of Craven Community College
Tanya Roberts, Tina Rodriguez, and Mary Peterson email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
11 am, Sat., Oct. 16, Craven Comm. College
- Mecklenburg County -
5:30 - 9 pm, Tues., Nov. 16, Government Center
Marie.White@mecklenburgcountync.gov, Mecklenburg County Women’s Commission
- Orange County,
6 pm, Thurs., Oct. 28,
New Hope Camp and Conference Center. Register here: orangewaa2010.eventbrite.com
Contact: Elisabeth Madden, firstname.lastname@example.org, (919) 968-4610
- Pitt County, Rebecca S. Powers, email@example.com - Sept. 25
your local agenda assemblies by attending, speaking, facilitating, and recruiting
a diversity of women in your community to attend. This is one of the
best examples of the democratic process in North Carolina, where all women
can share their views and vote on their priorities on the most important issues
our government should address related to women today - it is open to ALL women,
regardless of age, race, religion, class, language, sexual orientation, job
status, and political party.
If your county isn't listed and you want more information on what's involved in hosting one of these events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that if required, some financial support for the Agenda Assemblies is available from NCWU -- please ask about that if it is an issue for you.
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