Women’s Health

Inside Your (Legislative) Body

Welcome to week 9 of Inside Your Legislative Body. The NC Senate passed their budget last week and the House begins work on their budget this week. Meanwhile, we got some good news already this week from SCOTUS. Here’s the latest- State Budget Update Unfortunately the Senate budget is more of what we’ve come to …

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From the Rose Garden to the Capitol, a Dark Day for Women’s Health

By Georgeanne M. Usova, Washington Legislative Office, ACLU. On May 4th, the Trump Administration and Congress doubled down on their dangerous agenda for women’s health. First, in a Rose Garden ceremony, President Donald Trump signed an executive order squarely aimed at rolling back the Affordable Care Act’s guarantee of birth control coverage. While it was …

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Call to oppose the AHCA!!

Contact your members in the House of Representatives and Senate to OPPOSE passage of the American Health Care Act.* President Trump has been increasing pressure on the House of Representatives to pass the previously withdrawn, but newly modified, GOP American Health Care Act  (AHCA), their purported replacement for the Affordable Care Act.   The bottom line …

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Medicare for ALL Rally Saturday April 8th!

Join us Saturday, April 8, at 5:00 PM at Medical Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28203, on the sidewalk across from Carolinas Medical Center for this vitally important health care rally.  Area patients, health care providers and advocates will tell their stories and urge Congress to support H.R. 676 – proposed legislation for a universal privately delivered, …

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Marchers Win Courage Award

by Jeva Lange, TheWeek.com.  Photo: Getty Images. The estimated 3 to 4 million Americans who participated in January’s anti-Trump Women’s March are being honored with a major prize from PEN America, The Associated Press reports. The PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award is going to the “Women’s March” for “galvaniz[ing] a potent global …

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Legislative Update & Actions Week of 3.20

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE AND ACTIONS FOR WEEK OF MARCH 20 North Carolina: Contact your NC House representatives and urge them to support House Bill 200 (nonpartisan redistricting). National: Contact your U.S. House representatives to comment on or oppose these bills: ◊ ACA Repeal/Replace Legislation Current focus is on the House of Representatives, where the proposed repeal of …

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Women’s Health Committee 3.7.17

Women’s Health Committee Meeting Notes DATE:  March 7, 2017 TIME:  5:30 – social time; 6:00 – 7:00 pm meeting ATTENDANCE:  20 attended Meeting facilitated by J. Shaefer, M. Hall, C. Davey MINUTES Meeting started with member introductions; amazing group of women from business, health care, and advocacy groups. Discussed purpose of this group:  The overarching …

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Actions Regarding ACA Proposed Legislation

URGENT: Call this week to express your concerns about the proposed replacement of the ACA BUDGET IMPACT: Time was not allowed for the very fundamental step of having the bill scored by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to estimate its cost and impact on the deficit.  This is an irresponsible omission by the House leadership and must be …

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Recent Federal Activity around Immigration Enforcement

The following information was shared by Charlotte Women’s March member, Laura Allen. This information was prepared by Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP of Washington DC. (hot links in red should take you to the site or information mentioned) The past month has seen a sharp rise in federal activity involving immigration, including the issuance of …

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