CWM Newsletter 3.18.17

We’ve been busy!

Jan ACA Sign

Check out the website’s new calendar of events – the easiest way to keep up with what’s going on. We have been active the last several weeks:

Carrie Davey, Yvonne McCracken, Catherine Connor, Jan Anderson and Ellen Creede attended (with their husbands) the wonderful Planned Parenthood Condom Couture annual fundraiser.

Jan Anderson attended the NAACP joint meeting with Indivisible Uptown.

Emily Stephenson-Green attended the Women’s March in Barcelona on March 8.

Heloise Merrill and Marsha Ford organized voter registration during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Kathryn Mahan and Ann Hooper attended a coalition meeting of 100 activist groups in our area.

Racial Justice Mtg

The following CWM committees met: Racial Justice (photo to left), Women’s Health, Environment and Voter Registration/ Candidate Support.

And we all called our legislators to tell them what we thought of the Ryan Health Care bill.

Keep up the good work! March On! 
Jan Anderson


Tuesday, April 18
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Tryon St. Park in garage, entrance on Ninth St. between Tryon and Church. Bring ticket inside for validation.

Wednesday June 21
5 pm – 8 pm

Free Range Brewing 2320 N. Davidson St. Summer Social. Bring a friend and enjoy our company.


Monday, March 20, 6 pm
Communications Committee
Myers Park Baptist Church. Contact Kathryn Mahan at

Tuesday, March 21
6:30 pm

LGBT Committee
The group will be hosting its second meeting at the home of Margot Parrott. RSVP To Ann Hooper

Tuesday April 4
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Women’s Health Committee
Mickie Hall’s home.

First week of April 
Education Committee
Meeting tentatively scheduled. Stay tuned for details.

                          Upcoming Events                             

Sun, March 19
Charlotte Anti-Racist meeting/training. Training is geared towards plugging white people into the work led by Charlotte Black trans leadership. More info on Facebook • 4 pm-5:30pm • The 3rd Place, 1609 E. 5th St. 

Sunday, March 19
Indivisible Uptown Charlotte is hosting a picnic in the Latta Park Bring blankets, lawn chairs and good eats as we share ideas and food for a good time. All are welcome • 2 pm – 4 pm • 601 E. Park Ave

Wed, March 22
Charlotte Advocacy Training by NC AIDS Action Network. Attendees will learn about the current legislative session and NCAAN’s legislative priorities for the year. More info on Facebook • 5:30 pm – 8 pm • Rain 601 E. 5th St, Suite 470

March 25
Assisting with Legal Services of Southern Piedmont (LSSP) POA da. • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.• Holy Comforter Church

Mon, March 27
National Organization for Women, Charlotte Chapter: General Meeting & Election of Officers. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we will have a brief history lesson about the N.O.W. More info on Facebook • 7pm – 9pm • 234 N. Sharon Amity Rd. 

Thursday March 30
Breaking Bread: Women in Social Change. The Issues, the March, the Movement. Jan Anderson is a panelist. $25 per person. More info online. • 6:30 pm • Levine Museum

Friday March 31, 2017
Women’s Symposium and Networking Fair with Alma Adams, PhD. Sign up on Eventbrite  or contact • 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm • Little Rock AME Zion Church, 401 N. McDowell St. 

Wed, April 5
Spring Into Action with Lillian’s List. Come together to focus our energy on recruiting and training candidates to run in 2018 and even 2020. Proceeds from this event will go towards supporting strong pro-choice, progressive women running for elected office. We can work together to change the face of power! More info on Facebook •  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm • 5046 Old Pineville Rd. 

Saturday April 22
Charlotte March for Science during Earth Day Celebration. More info on Facebook • 10:00 am -2:00 pm • Marshal Park

      Other Actions      

Call or write Richard Burr 202/224-3154 and Thom Tillis 202/224-6342 to protest the deep cuts and defunding of the arts as well as other educational and humanitarian programs and agencies in the Republican budget.

Call or write Richard Burr and ask him to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Russian involvement in the elections and with the Trump campaign. 202/224-3154 or 800/685-8916.

Call or write your state legislator concerning HB 62. It is another attempt at legislating women’s health and it is not even a medically tested procedure. Contact Speaker Tim Moore (919/733-3451) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (919/733-5708). More on our Facebook page.

We are still interested in contacting Wells Fargo to see
if we can meet at their space under Knight Theater.

All of this information is posted on our Facebook page in greater detail.
Keep us posted on what you have done: send your notices and photos to

You can help rally the troops so we don’t ever forget:
this is NOT the new normal!

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