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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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Civics 101: the 2020 Voting Initiative

PLEASE NOTE OUR RESCHEDULED DATE! 2020 Primary Political Forums Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 6:00-8:30p Presidential, U.S. Senate, 9th & 12th Congressional Districts, NC General Assembly Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 6:00-8:30p (cancelled TWICE due to inclement weather!) Rescheduled to: Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Governor, Lt. Governor, County Commission, District …

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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 KNEW it was going to be a great day, when Ramona Holloway, WLNK-FM morning host, and  Emcee unveiled her Shirley Chisholm vintage T-Shirt to kick off Women United March 2020.  By quoting the words of …

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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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Are women’s marches still relevant?

Charlotte Observer Opinion, January 24, 2020 by Gina Navarrete The question is not “why are women still upset, why do they continue to protest?” The question is: why are we not ALL marching and protesting the status quo with greater urgency? – Gina Navarrete, Co-President, CWM Photo courtesy Jon Strayhorn As we enter the fourth …

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#UseYourPower in 2020 with the Women United March Community Partners

Join in…use YOUR power…turn your activism into action…by connecting with our wide variety of community partners, organizations doing good and important work right here in Charlotte. Charlotte Women’s Movement and National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.–Queen City Metropolitan Chapter encourage you to band together to get more done and create the changes we seek! …

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Women United March 2020 Speakers

This year’s Women United March features a wide variety of speakers who use their power to make positive changes in the world around them. From an amazing group of teenagers taking on climate change to a local activist bringing knowledge and action to current immigration issues, this group of women is outstanding. We’re looking forward …

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Women United March 2020 FAQ

Women United March 2020 Frequently Asked Questions Women United March, January 25, 2020, First Ward Park Sponsored by Charlotte Women’s Movement & National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.– Queen City Metropolitan Chapter Q: I pre-ordered a Women United March 2020 T-Shirt. Where can I pick it up? Pre-ordered T shirts will be available at …

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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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Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry

Laundry Day Workshop – Saturday, February 1, 2-4 PM – Levine Museum of the New South As women*, our voices are often silenced. Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry is an ongoing community art movement that responds to this silencing by creating opportunities for women (cis women, trans women, women identifying, and non-binary people) to share …

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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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