On March 8, will you stand with us on International Women’s Day, also declared a Day Without A Woman? In honor of working women and our profound effect on leadership, business, and society, the Women's March on Raleigh is joining with the Raising Wages NC coalition to shine the light on the impact of low wages on women across our state.
- Make thunder! Add your voice to the Thunderclap that will be heard across the state on March 8th to demand that our minimum wage raise to a living wage! Poverty wages hurt working women more than any other class of people. Women make up more than half of minimum wage earners. (Thunderclap is a way to coordinate a message to be posted on social media by thousands of supporters all at the very same time - creating a thunderclap and drawing attention to and calling for action about a critical issue. Click Here: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/53922-raising-wages-nc)
- Support Women’s Businesses. Make lunch a women’s power lunch! Support women-owned businesses! Check out these websites for a list, and get your lunch on, especially on March 8! http://vergehq.com/2015/07/21/diversity-in-the-triangle-a-list-of-female-and-minority-entrepreneurs/ and http://www.sba8a.com/ad.htm
- Save the Date. On March 8, Senator Angela Bryant, Representative Susan Fisher and the Raising Wages NC Coalition will hold a press conference at the NC General Assembly Press Room at 11:00 AM. They will introduce a bill in the NC General Assembly and call on our elected leaders to establish a Living Wage by 2022. Make plans to attend: https://www.facebook.com/events/239769579826239/