Month: August 2017

Your Primary Vote is Important! Learn More about the Candidates!

With elections near, voters invited to South CLT Candidate Forum Thursday Forum features Q&A with 18 candidates for Charlotte City Council and Mayor  With Charlotte’s primary elections approaching, 13 candidates for city council and 5 candidates for mayoral posts will answer questions Thursday, Aug. 31, at the South CLT Candidate Forum, moderated by former WSOC …

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Rep. Pittenger’s Town Hall

Come out and make your voices heard! Come early and bring your comments, questions, concerns and frustrations but please communicate in a respectful manner with both the Representative and any supporters. Monday, August 28th, 5:45 – 9:00 PM Team Church, 2301 Stevens Mill Rd, Matthews, NC  28104    

Vote Sept 12: Help Women Win Office

Primary Voting September 12 Will Lock In Several Seats. by Mary Hopper. While the news media has focused on the large number of millennial candidates in Charlotte’s City Council elections, little attention has been paid to the fact that more women (8 of 12 including the Mayor) are serving on City Council than ever before.  …

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NCGA Special Session: What You Need to Know

This Friday, August 18, state lawmakers will begin a special session with the sole purpose of redistricting and redrawing North Carolina’s legislative maps. After a series of state and federal court rulings, the NCGA must redraw 28 legislative districts (nine Senate, 19 House) that were found to be unconstitutionally and racially gerrymandered from maps drawn in …

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Charlotte Pride March August 27th

Join us next weekend to celebrate Charlotte Pride with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic! Planned Parenthood is built on the fundamental belief that each individual has a basic right to self-determination. What better way to show our support and inclusion of the local LGBTQ community than to be out in full-force at the NC Pride Parade in Charlotte?   …

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“13th” Screening & Discussion

Join us August 27th at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church for a screening of the movie “13th”, an Oscar-nominated documentary by Ava Duvernay about the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution and the path to mass incarceration.  A panel discussion between a local prosecutor, defense attorney, former judge, and persons who were previously incarcerated will follow …

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Report: Abortion Restrictions Outcomes

Evaluating Priorities: Measuring Women’s and Children’s Health and Well-being against Abortion Restrictions in the States- Volume II 08.01.17 – Anti-abortion politicians have quietly passed 391 laws restricting access to abortion since 2010. The politicians that push these laws often claim that they are necessary to protect the health and well-being of women, their pregnancies, and their children. …

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