Women Invited To Discuss Issues For North Carolina General Assembly

A coalition of organizations, including Mecklenburg County’s Community Support Services’ Women’s Commission, is seeking to increase the collective voice of women and women’s rights advocates in the North Carolina legislature. On Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women’s Agenda Assembly will be held to discuss recommendations for changing public policies to better meet the needs of women and their communities. The assembly begins at 5:30 p.m.

Community Support Services’ Women’s Commission is a local partner along with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women’s Summit, UNCC Women’s & Gender Studies Program the Women’s Advisory Board and North Carolina Council for Women.

The Women’s Agenda Assembly (WAA) is an organized meeting of women around the state of North Carolina that takes place in multiple counties every other year.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East Fourth St., Room 267 (map)
Parking is available in the Davidson Street parking deck between Third and Fourth streets).
Cost: $12 (Dinner is provided)

Invitations are being extended to women from a wide range of social, ethnic, economic, and public interest groups. This assembly is one of many that will be held across the state as part of NC Women United’s Women’s Agenda Program. NC Women United is a consensus-based coalition of organizations and individuals committed to achieving full equality for and empowerment of women.

During the Assembly, participants will hear from local experts regarding the current status of women, girls and families in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region and attendees will have the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience of the issues. Round table discussion will take place, and participants will prioritize the issues.

A report outlining and prioritizing the issues will be compiled and used to advocate with the General Assembly – the North Carolina Senate and House. Regular follow up report cards are then done to measure the success of the Women’s Agenda Assembly. In addition, the report will be used to measure change in legislative policies affecting women in our community.

Go to 2010 Women’s Agenda Assembly to register today. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Nov. 10.

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