written by Jane Edwards
Ask 2 Answer: “The Repubs keep calling Social Security and Medicare entitlement programs and they are not – we paid and pay for them…” Here is my take: Republicans and Libertarians have turned the word “Entitlements” into what is called a “snarl word” – a politically-charged word delivered in a demeaning, sneering tone. I get it – words matter… like “Enhanced Interrogation” vs. “Torture.” But, seriously, in the grand scheme of things, what does it matter what Republicans do with the lexicon? If it makes you feel better, refer to the programs as “federal retirement benefits.” Try not to get worked up with what the less imaginative call them.
Now more than ever, we need to empower the next generation of women as agents of change. That’s why we’re closing out Women’s History Month by celebrating the women, past and present, who’ve paved the way. From women in science to women in public office, we’re sharing their advice and drawing inspiration to work towards a more just and equitable society for all.
In October 2016, Planned Parenthood turned 100 years strong. Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits. Learn more about how 100 years of care, education, and activism have changed everything.
4th Annual Grief Camp A FREE two day, overnight camp to help children express their grief in a fun and safe environment.
by Teri Vlassopoulos in Catapult Magazine
I was happy raising my kid, living my life without worrying about writing.
We’re two years into my daughter’s life and we still don’t quite have a bedtime routine. It skips around depending on so many variables, and while she’s a good sleeper once she’s actually asleep, getting there is more of a process than a routine. Often by the time she’s out, I am too, having drifted off in the dark along with her.
Catalpa Partners, LLC is a consulting practice that strives to assist organizations, tribes and communities in creating transformative and collaborative strategies for growth and success.
Written by Jane Edwards
What happened: When NC Gov. Roy Cooper took over the governor’s office on Jan. 1, he declared his intent to move ahead with Medicaid expansion as a first big policy initiative for NC. Obama was still in office, so Federal health officials promised to give the state’s expansion request a speedy review – mindful of Trump’s and the Republican-controlled Congress eagerness to pull the plug on Obama’s entire approach to health care reform in which a larger role for Medicaid is a key component.
Some people tell me that I’ve changed, that I’ve become more confrontational and irritable, that I am less tolerant of disagreement now. They say that I seem angrier, that I’m more political. They tell me that I’m not the gentle, loving soul I once was and they regularly click their tongues against the roof of their mouths in judgment, lamenting the person they say I used to be.
NC Justice NewNC JUSTICE NEWS: Save the Date! Defenders of Justice + Trumpcare + Immigration Legal Clinics
Medicaid Matters– New series covers why we need to protect and expand program in NC
A-F School Grading Model – New bill would improve flawed system, focus on student growth
Helping Immigrants Across NC – Legal clinics help families with documents, emergency plans
Crucial Conversation: HB2 – Expert panel to discuss infamous law on its one-year anniversary
A new river access point is being built on the French Broad River in Asheville’s River Arts District — a boat ramp on Riverside Drive just south of the Smith Bridge. The City of Asheville partnered with North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to make this project happen.
URGENT- the time is now for you to help pass the Equal Rights Amendment. This is our last chance in NC until 2019. Send two emails, one to the House Rules Committee, the other to the Senate Rules Committee. Just copy, paste, send…. and thanks.
NANO DAYS AT HANDS ON!
Join Hands On!, the children’s museum in downtown Hendersonville, to explore Nano Science Days with demonstrations and experiments focused on the science of the very, very small – the nano size.
The Flat Rock-Hendersonville Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will host a panel discussion, Religion, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity on Monday, April 3 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe Street in Hendersonville. The event is free and the public is invited.
In 1961 the Supreme Court, under Chief Justice Earl Warren, unanimously upheld the constitutionality of a jury selection system that discriminated against women on the grounds that “women are at the center of home and family life.” The observation reflected dominant social values at the time, but the Court was unable then to see how such values thwarted the promise of equality for women implicit in the Constitution.
We remember those who have made a significant contribution
to gender equality and women’s lives and well-being.
With honor and respect for their work and effort, we will not forget.
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1913 — A group of black women, called the Employment Club, begin meeting, setting the stage for a black YWCA of Asheville branch.
“When We Rise” on ABC is a 4-part mini-series about the history of Gay America starting February 27, 2017
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