Jan 14, 2021
State of Equality: January 2021 Newsletter
A Message from Kendra
From all of us at Equality North Carolina, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well as we begin to navigate this tumultuous new year. It goes without saying that we're continuing to live through surreal and unprecedented times. It’s imperative that we all ensure that we’re taking care of ourselves -- and each other -- in the months ahead.
On January 6th, we saw white supremacists storm our capital and threaten the lives of our elected officials. COVID-19 continues to ravage our communities as the vaccine rollout lags. We may be barreling towards inauguration day, but our communities know that the forces and systems in this country that brought us to this set of crises will still remain in place -- and it is up to us to dismantle them. Through all of this, Equality NC will continue to be here for you. Thank you for being a part of our family, and of this movement.
This week, Equality NC celebrated the historic passage of LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances in Hillsborough, Carrboro and Chapel Hill -- the first municipalities to do so following December’s sunset of HB142. ENC is beyond elated that these local elected officials are paving the way a safer, more compassionate North Carolina, and can’t wait to see other towns, cities and counties that follow suit. Want to let your local elected officials know that #NCIsReady for nondiscrimination protections? Head to ncisready.org.
We’re hitting the ground running and looking for new members for ENC’s Political Action Committee for 2021! If you’re passionate about pursuing LGBTQ equity through the electoral process, this is the perfect opportunity for you. ENC is seeking diverse voices with deep connections to their communities who can provide expertise and insight about the leaders that North Carolina needs in the years ahead. Head here for more information
Are you or someone your know thinking about running for office in North Carolina in 2021? Are you seeking the endorsement of Equality NC during that election? We'd love to hear from you! Equality North Carolina has launched an Endorsement Interest Form, where you can sign up for information about that process once it begins. Head here to sign up!
We are deeply grateful for your ongoing support of Equality NC. We are proud to be a community-focused and sustained organization that exists by and for vulnerable North Carolinians and whose work is rooted in racial and gender equity. Your support will make sure we continue to effect change and have a seat at the tables of power and be in a position to have your voice heard. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.