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…

Democracy NC, Early Voting 2020

Early Voting 2020

A Message From Democracy NC Early Voting for the 2020 Primary Election kicks off Thursday February 13th — and you ...
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Reflections on the March and Looking Forward

by Laura Meier, Co-President, Charlotte Women’s Movement Photo by Lisa Stockton Howell We knew that the Women United March (WUM) ...
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Civics 101: the 2020 Voting Initiative

PLEASE NOTE OUR RESCHEDULED DATE!2020 Primary Political ForumsThursday, February 13, 2020 from 6:00-8:30pPresidential, U.S. Senate, 9th & 12th Congressional Districts, ...
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Our Power is Our Voice

...and we used our powerful voices at Women United March 2020 Ramona Halloway - Photo by Tracy Watts You just ...
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Way to #UseYourPower Charlotte!

Thank you to everyone who marched, everyone who spoke, everyone who carried a sign, everyone who volunteered, everyone who donated, ...
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WUM 2020 Photos!

Candid photo gallery from the 2020 Women United March! (to view as a slideshow, click on an image then scroll) ...
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2020 Women United March!

Photo by Erin L. Hubb
Photo by Tracy Watts
Photo by Tracy Watts
photo by Lisa Stockton Howell
Photo Courtesy CWM

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

Laura Meier

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

Gina Navarrete