Charlotte Women's Movement
seeks to raise awareness and galvanize action on equality for all women with a focus on our local community
News and upcoming events…
2020 Women United March!
The 2020 Women United March is Saturday, January 25th! Co-Chairs this year are Becca Bernstein of Charlotte Women’s Movement, and Atreece Bailey of National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Queen City Metropolitan Chapter.
CWM Mission Statement
WE BELIEVE… informed women can be mobilized to accomplish great things.
We support: Women as head of family issues • Women’s health and reproductive rights • Civic engagement • Affordable living and housing
WE BELIEVE… informed women will want to share their voices with their representatives.
We support: LGBTQ rights and issues • Immigration advocacy
WE BELIEVE… informed women should be better represented in our governing bodies.
We support: Ratifying the ERA amendment in NC • Get Out the Vote efforts • Electing women to office
From Our Co-Presidents
We are hoping to use the CWM platform to further the causes of women’s rights. In particular, we will continue to focus on women’s healthcare and reproductive rights. CWM strongly believes that gender disparities in healthcare, particularly for women of color, is a problem that we can no longer ignore. We need to shed light on this problem and educate women on how to best advocate for themselves.
CWM’s purpose is to be a strong voice for women – particularly women from marginalized communities. We believe the best way to advocate for Women is to encourage and support them to “take a seat” at the proverbial table. This includes women running for leadership positions and political office.
Finally, CWM feels deeply that to make positive change, we must educate ourselves and the community by supporting the many quality programs and seminars currently being presented in Charlotte on racial equity and inclusion. We cannot expect a peaceful and prosperous community without justice and equality. CWM is an organization that was founded on the basis of the Women’s March, yet we are so more than a march—WE are a movement!
–Laura and Gina