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Contraceptives, abortion care, and sex education should be affordable and accessible to all in North Carolina.
Women should be able to freely and fully participate in political and economic life in North Carolina.
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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...
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...
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...
We are excited for Lillian’s List Foundation to kick off Campaign Camp this month! Formerly known as the JKH Academy, this campaign staffer training will be held virtually for the first time, from November 11-23. We hope this will provide additional accessibility and flexibility for participants!
In the weeks since the Texas law prohibiting almost all abortions has gone into effect, the fight for abortion rights has continued, with many upcoming battles at the state level.
Women of color who run for office often face many additional barriers in their campaign. For one, they receive on average significantly less money from donors than white women and men of all races. And they are often critiqued for the way they speak or dress, and can therefore have a different experience door knocking, public speaking, and debating than white candidates have.