NCWU Supported Programs

Our programs advocate for public policies important to women and their families while engaging North Carolinians in the political process. Many of our programs correspond with the two-year North Carolina legislative session. Please review our Women’s Legislative Agenda for more information.

Women's Advocacy Day

People from across the state gather at the NC Legislative Building in Raleigh to advocate for the Women’s Legislative Agenda. The Agenda itself, created from recommendations of NCWU member organizations, is released to the public at a press conference held midday. Women’s Advocacy Day is held in the spring of odd years during the legislative long session.

Legislative Report Card

The report card evaluates the progress of the General Assembly on our priority issues from the Women’s Legislative Agenda. The report card is released to the public at a midday press conference. This occurs in the spring of even years, just before the start of the legislative short session.

Anne Mackie Award

NCWU honors a woman who has made a significant and long-term commitment to advocacy for women. Named in honor of the founder of the NC Women’s Agenda Assemblies, we present the award in early December at our annual holiday party. This also serves as a networking event.

Ongoing Advocacy

NCWU members are invited to share alerts related to their public policy programs at the state and federal levels at all NCWU sponsored events and on electronic mailing lists. We also facilitate coordination of efforts to highlight issues of collective interest through co-sponsorship of events of importance to women in North Carolina.