Learn the Issues

As we see a rash of anti-women legislation and rhetoric across our country, Lillian’s List stands strong in its vision to see a North Carolina where reproductive rights are guaranteed and not subject to political negotiation, and our state is a great place to be a woman.

Reproductive Justice

Contraceptives, abortion care, and sex education should be affordable and accessible to all in North Carolina.

Gender Equity

Women should be able to freely and fully participate in political and economic life in North Carolina.

Take the Lead Blog

We saved legal abortion in NC

We saved legal abortion access in North Carolina for the next two years! Democrats continue to have a veto-proof minority in the House. While we are disappointed we did not hold onto enough seats in the NC Senate to maintain our veto-proof minority, our candidates defended and flipped critical competitive seats across the state. Because of our work to advance progressive women candidates who will champion reproductive freedom in office, Republicans do not have the votes in the North Carolina...

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Defending Abortion Access Post-Roe

Today’s U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization reversed the constitutional protection that pregnant people have had for nearly half a century to legal abortion.  In doing so, the highest Court in the land has effectively handed immense power over women’s bodies to state legislators.   While this is a disturbing and sickening setback for gender equity throughout the nation, Lillian’s List was built for just such a moment. We have always known that...

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A Post-Roe World

On May 2, a draft Supreme Court opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case written by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked.  Chief Justice Roberts acknowledged that the draft was authentic, though not the final decision.  The published opinion from the Court in this case is expected in the coming months. While it has been widely predicted that the US Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, reading this leaked draft opinion and considering its repercussions was still a shock...

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Our Top 5 Moments of 2021

It's been a long and at times difficult year, as we continue to battle against the ongoing pandemic and the spate of attacks on reproductive rights around the country. But as we reach the end of 2021, we wanted to reflect on some of the highlights we've experienced this year. Join us as we count down our Top 5 Moments of 2021: 5. Swearing in of new female legislators. The November 2020 elections brought three new female Senators to the NCGA: Sarah Crawford, Julie Mayfield, and DeAndrea...

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Status of Women in NC Politics

Status of Women in NC Politics

While women make up 51 percent of the population in North Carolina, we've long been underrepresented in elected office. A new report by Meredith College highlights both women's accomplishments and the challenges that remain as we seek gender parity in political representation. In positive news, there are areas around the state where women represent half or more of elected officeholders. In fact, the Asheville City Council and the Durham Board of Commissioners are both currently represented by...

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