Women’s Advocacy Day: April 9
NC Women United is hosting its bi-annual Women's Advocacy Day event at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh on Tuesday, April 9. The distinguished keynote speaker will be Kim Gandy, CEO & President of the National Network to End Domestic Violence and Former President of the National Organization of Women.
BPW members will be in attendance at the event to learn new information about issues going before our representatives as well as to advocate for women's rights.
Members of BPW are also members of the NC Women United (NCWU). NCWU member organizations will be working on the list of issues to highlight and preparing position papers to help arm advocates with the best information possible.
Now is the time for the advocacy community to rally together around ALL of the issues that matter for women and their families, and to engage with legislative allies about what women are up against and how we can further our agenda in this context.
Equal Pay Day: April 9
In addition to having Women's Advocacy Day on April 9th, it is also Equal Pay Day, a nationally recognized day representing how far women are "in the red" with their pay. April 9, 2013 symbolizes how far into 2013 women must work to earn what men earned in 2012.
To commemorate Equal Pay Day, BPW/NC is collaborating with the American Association of University Women/NC (AAUW/NC President Mary Peterson) to bring individually wrapped cookies (with a wedge missing to illustrate the wage gap) that we will be delivered to each of the members of the legislature.
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Check this brief overview to see what to expect. NCWU hopes to see you there!