Education and Family

Legislative Calls Week 5.14

CALL YOUR NC STATE SENATOR to FULLY & FAIRLY FUND EDUCATION It seems that the NC Senate again proved nothing good happens after midnight: At 3 a.m. on Friday May 12, NC Senate GOP strips education funding from Democrats’ districts http://www.charlotteobserver.com/latest-news/article150397682.html Let your senator know that we are disgusted by this extreme partisanship and that …

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Inside Your (Legislative) Body

Welcome to week 9 of Inside Your Legislative Body. The NC Senate passed their budget last week and the House begins work on their budget this week. Meanwhile, we got some good news already this week from SCOTUS. Here’s the latest- State Budget Update Unfortunately the Senate budget is more of what we’ve come to …

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Chow for Choice–to benefit Planned Parenthood South Atlantic

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 16, for our annual Chow for Choice event! Dine at one (or more!) of the following participating restaurants, and 10% of the day’s proceeds will go to support Planned Parenthood South Atlantic. The following restaurants are participating in Charlotte this year: Fran’s Filling Station | Crave Dessert Bar | Dish Restaurants still have time …

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Marchers Win Courage Award

by Jeva Lange, TheWeek.com.  Photo: Getty Images. The estimated 3 to 4 million Americans who participated in January’s anti-Trump Women’s March are being honored with a major prize from PEN America, The Associated Press reports. The PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award is going to the “Women’s March” for “galvaniz[ing] a potent global …

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From The Mint Museum President & CEO

Dear Mint Museum supporter: President Trump’s newly proposed budget – released Thursday – cuts all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute for Museum & Library Services (IMLS), among other agencies and programs. These cuts would have serious negative implications for The Mint …

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Resist Trump Tuesday

YOU’RE INVITED! Resist Trump Tuesday: Stand up for Healthcare! WHAT: Resist Trump Tuesday: Stand up for Healthcare! WHEN: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 12:00 PM WHERE: SENATOR THOM TILLIS’S CHARLOTTE DISTRICT OFFICE 9300 HARRIS CORNERS PKY. (IN CHARLOTTE) CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS Our movement is growing. In every corner of the country, week after week, we are meeting …

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Legislative Update & Actions Week of 3.20

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE AND ACTIONS FOR WEEK OF MARCH 20 North Carolina: Contact your NC House representatives and urge them to support House Bill 200 (nonpartisan redistricting). National: Contact your U.S. House representatives to comment on or oppose these bills: ◊ ACA Repeal/Replace Legislation Current focus is on the House of Representatives, where the proposed repeal of …

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