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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 don’t want to miss out! You can register (in case you have not) and vote during North Carolina’s 17-day Early Voting period, beginning February 13, through Saturday, February 29 (Leap Day). It’s your chance to …

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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) on January 25, 2020, was a success when our marchers, upon circling back to First Ward Park, started dancing. The positive flow of energy that kept building all day became an impromptu dance at the …

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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, and everyone who worked so very hard to make Women United March 2020 happen. We are grateful to the staff of Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation Department and to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department for making …

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Women United March 2020 News

YES! There will be a women’s march in Charlotte in 2020! The 2020 Women United March will take place in uptown Charlotte on January 25, a joint effort between the Charlotte Women’s Movement (formerly Charlotte Women’s March) and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – Queen City Metropolitan Chapter. The theme for this …

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Support Fair Housing in Charlotte

Since 1983, Habitat Charlotte has strived to ensure everyone in our community has a safe and decent place to live. Our organization has adapted to meet the changing needs of our community, while identifying and advocating for housing issues that address housing affordability in our city. After months of preparation, research, collaboration, Habitat Charlotte seeks …

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New Year – New Name – New Look

With the dawning of a new decade, CWM is birthing a new name, logotype and image that more accurately reflects the many, many ways – including a march – we advocate locally for women’s rights. Our new name is Charlotte Women’s Movement and today we roll out our new look.  This striking design was created …

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It Takes a Village to Host a March

Successful and safe marches don’t happen on the fly. Some of the significant costs of putting on the march are: $4,000 – Parks Department rental fee and other charges to use First Ward Park uptown $3,500 – Stage and sound system $1,200 – Port-a-Johns $500 – Security Your donation of any amount, large or small, will …

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We Celebrated Women Elected to Office !

On Thursday evening December 12 CWM, Queens of Charlotte Mecklenburg, The League of Women Voters of Charlotte Mecklenburg, and National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Queen City Metropolitan Chapter gathered at the Levine Museum of the New South for Reception to Celebrate Women Elected to Office . The evening’s program began with a welcome …

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Man, I Feel Like a Woman

by  Sonia Sonseca C.  It is well known that culture is a powerful vehicle to transmit values in whatever the current era. So, let`s talk about the songs of those female artists throughout history who have chosen to use their music and livelihoods to bring order and give women their rightful place. Using the means …

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100 Women x $100 Funding Challenge

AS WE CLOSE OUT THIS YEAR, we’re looking for donors to help us continue our transformational work in 2020. Warm thanks to this year’s donors who allowed us to be significant participants in meaningful events in 2019 which championed our causes:  ERA Amendment ratification (road trip to meet with legislators in Raleigh), March YWCA’s Stand …

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Women Who Shape Charlotte

Charlotte Event Honors Trail Blazers by Mary Hopper On Sunday afternoon, October 27, Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt took time off from campaigning to honor seven women in her words ”Who Shape Charlotte.” As she told their stories, she noted that they did not just “knock down barriers, they obliterated them,” while addressing some of Charlotte’s …

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Charlotte Hosts State NOW Conference

2019 STATE CONFERENCE – THE TIME FOR JUSTICE IS NOW There are many examples of injustice around us: women’s health being targeted, disparities in school suspensions along racial lines, women’s reports of sexual assault and harassment being discounted, treatment of migrants and immigrants, mass incarceration of minorities, underpayment for women’s work, re-segregation of our schools …

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