NC Women United, a state-wide coalition of organizations working for full equality and empowerment of women, is sponsoring their Women’s Agenda Assemblies across the state this fall and winter.
A Wake County Assembly is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 29 at Peace College, and groups are still working on events for Durham county, New Hanover county, and the Triad.
While the first Assemblies have already been held, there is still time to schedule a meeting of women in your county,
- to discuss issues laid out in the NCWU Draft Women’s Agenda,
- to propose additional issues to be put on the statewide agenda,
- to add their personal stories to illuminate public policy issues in the state,
- to talk with each other in order to build their skills in articulating arguments of public concern.
If you’re not familiar with the Agenda Assembly process, this short video is a good introduction:
The Women’s Forum has long been a member of the NCWU coalition, and its members have been instrumental in its leadership for more than twenty years. The Agenda Assemblies, scheduled before and at the start of the long session of the NC Legislature, are complemented by:
- NCWU Women’s Advocacy Day when a Women’s Agenda based on member priorities and the reports from the Agenda Assemblies is presented to the Legislature
- Report Card at the end of the long session on the results of the bills listed in the Women’s Agenda
- Additional networking meetings for stakeholders in the member organizations to find common ground and build a network that supports issues affecting women.
For more about NC Women United, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization, see