Education and Family

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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The Untapped Voting Power of Single Women

by KALENA THOMHAVE of The American Prospect Unmarried women are less likely than their married counterparts to register and to vote but they could be a key Democratic voting bloc in November if candidates get moving to address their issues. A new report from the Washington-based Voter Participation Center, an organization that registers voters and studies voting habits, finds that …

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Women Like Us

From Sally Colón-Petree, Producer/Director, Dream On Productions, LLC: Saturday, April 14th at 7:30pm at Phillips Place Stadium I’m excited to be returning to Charlotte for another fantastic screening of the Women Like Us Documentary followed by a Q&A. I have to say, Charlotte has remained one of my favorite places to show this film!  I’ve met some extraordinary women who …

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Update on March For Our Lives Charlotte–Can you volunteer?

March For Our Lives Charlotte First Ward Park 11:00 a.m.  March 24, 2018 CWM is posting this message and update on behalf of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. CWM will continue to provide updated information as we receive it. We do know that representatives are meeting with CMPD to determine an orderly march …

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Call re: CHIP, ACA, Bump Stocks

WEEKLY CALLS FOR OCTOBER 12 •URGE BOTH SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES TO RENEW FUNDING FOR CHIP Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which covers about 9 million children in the U.S., has now expired because Congressional leaders did not renew its funding by Sept. 30 as required by law. The CHIP program provides …

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Legislative Calls Week 5.28

  URGENT THIS WEEK: Call your North Carolina State Senator – particularly DAN BISHOP (919-733-5655) – and ask him or her to support SB564 to RAISE THE AGE at which teenagers can be tried as adults.  Other Raise The Age bills under consideration – SB549 and SB146 —  are watered-down versions. Tell your Senator you …

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Democracy for Sale June 5

North Carolina — perhaps more than any other state in the Union — has been transformed by the new and growing tidal wave of political spending. Zach Galifianakis, the comic star of “The Hangover” movies, travels back to his home state of North Carolina to show how it has become a bellwether for the use …

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“I Am Jazz” May 18th

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Time Out Youth, Equality NC, PFLAG Charlotte, and HRC Charlotte present: I AM JAZZ Community Book Reading & Discussion Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 4 to 5 p.m. West Boulevard Library branch, 2157 West Boulevard, Charlotte, NC. The critically acclaimed book, I Am Jazz — a children’s picture book by transgender teen and HRC Foundation Youth …

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