Public Policy

Legislative Resources

The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault works with elected officials at the state and federal levels to ensure adequate funding for sexual assault response programs, victims’ rights, and offender accountability. With input from our legislative committee, each year we develop a comprehensive legislative agenda to meet the needs of our members.

Who Represents Me?

Find out who represents you in the NC Legislature:

Communicating with Your Representatives

Find Your Elected Officials

First step: find out who represents you. Visit our Legislative Resources page to do this.

Call Them!

While representatives vary in how they approach constituent communications, phone calls are always going to be your best bet. Representatives receive thousands of emails and letters a week, and will often group them together for form responses. When calling, you will reach a live person - typically a staffer - who will take down your comments and tally responses for the representative.

Attend Town Hall Meetings, Office Hours, and Public Meetings

Sometimes respectful face to face communication is the best way to communicate with your elected officials.

Engage Them on Social Media

A report from the Congressional Management Foundation indicates that as few as 10 social media posts to an elected official is enough to catch their office's attention. Social media usage varies member to member so check out their social media pages and see whether their Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram is the best place to be an activist.

Engage in Local Media

There is nothing that members hate more than negative press, whether local or national. Use the power of the press and write letters to the editor and/or opinion editorials in your local and regional papers, naming, shaming, or praising your elected officials for the stances that they take.

Check it out!

2021-2022 Legislative Agenda

See what NCCASA is making a priority and the proposed legislation to make our agenda happen.

Resources

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2021 Question and Answers to the 2020 Title IX Regulations: July 2021, , , , , , ,
2021-2022 Legislative AgendaThis document features our 2021-2022 Legislative Agenda with our priorities and proposed legislation and language changes., , ,
Do Politics Better PodcastA weekly look at North Carolina politics and the North Carolina General Assembly from two lobbyists’ perspectives. Hosted by lobbyists Brian Lewis and Skye David., , , , ,
Echo Through the Fog: How to Call Your Reps when You Have Social AnxietyA guide on calling your elected officials when you suffer from social anxiety., , , , , ,
Federal Title IX Rules Released: An Update on What’s Next WebinarThe Department of Education released the finalized version of the Title IX Regulations to be implemented by campuses by August 14th. The new regulations are over 2,000 pages, and are incredibly dense to read, so we will break them down for interested parties. NCCASA Staff Attorney will be walking through …, , , , , , , ,
Finalized Title IX Rules: Changes from Previous Guidance, , , , , ,
Indivisible GuideA resource created by former Congressional staffers, and provides resources on how to most effectively engage with your elected official’s offices., , , , ,
Key Campus Sexual Assault Terms and Policies to Know, , , , ,
Legislative Advocacy Training for ProgramsThis training will be focused on advocates working with elected officials at the local state, and federal level. It will include NCCASA’s 2021-2022 legislative agenda, and a preview and release of our Advocacy Toolkit., , ,
Mandatory Reporting/Confidentiality & Advocate PrivilegeThis training will cover both North Carolina Mandatory reporting laws, discuss advocate privilege, and answer any lingering questions about mandatory reporting., , , , , ,
NAESV State Criminal Sexual Violence Statutes, , , , , , ,
NC Interpersonal Violence Laws Advocate Cheat Sheet, , , , , ,
NCCASA Advocacy ToolkitAt NCCASA, legislation is a core tenet of our work. To create strong, survivor centered policies in North Carolina and federally, we must have participation from advocates and allies. This toolkit is meant to be a guidance document for you – a supplement to your work with local, state, and …, , , ,
North Carolina Sexual Harassment Laws and Policy 2020, , , , , ,
Revenge Porn: Legal Topics and Intersections with Sexual ViolenceJoin NCCASA’s Leah Poole and staff attorney Skye David to talk about revenge porn in NC and the way it intersects with our work with survivors of sexual violence., , , ,
Senate Bill 199 ToolkitIn October of 2019 SB 199 ,a bill that has created sweeping changes for laws related to sexual assault, passed the North Carolina legislature. SB 199 was originally introduced by the North Carolina Attorney General’s office and then merged with H393 and S553. This toolkit will go over important information …, , , , ,
Tips on Meeting with Your Elected OfficialsThis resource goes over how to request meetings, prepare for meetings, what to say during meetings, and after meetings with elected officials., , , , ,
Title IX — New Regulations for K12 Schools, , , , , , , , , ,
Title IX for AdvocatesThis Zoom training will feature an overview of new Title IX Regulation, what advocates can and cannot do when serving as the advocate in a Title IX Investigation, and how to best serve survivors in a campus or K-12 capacity., , , , , , ,
Title IX Process Under Finalized Department of Education Rules, , , , , ,
Title IX Support for Historically Black Colleges & UniversitiesLast month, the Department of Education released the finalized version of the Title IX Regulations to be implemented by campuses by August 14th. The new regulations are over 2,000 pages, and are incredibly dense to read, so we will break them down through a culturally affirming lens for North Carolina’s …, , , , , , ,

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