Health Care

#RunForJustice

Siobhan Kenney is a trail runner living in Truckee, CA. Inspired by the nation-wide Black Lives Matter protests that erupted in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, she decided to use her passion for running to raise money for racial justice initiatives with a #RunForJustice. During the entire month of June, she matched her daily …

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A Letter to our Representatives

CWM joins other organizations in a letter to our NC Representatives and Senators, urging them to expand Medicaid eligibility to all NC residents with incomes at or below the 138% poverty level. April 26, 2019 Representative Grier Martin North Carolina House of Representatives Re: Ensuring Access to Care in North Carolina Dear Representative Martin, Thank …

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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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Weekly Legislative Calls for 2.12.18

WEEKLY CALLS NC Senators: Thom Tillis (202-224-6342 and 704-509-9087) Richard Burr (202-224-3154 and 800-685-8916) SC Senators: Lindsey Graham (202-224-5972 and 804-250-1417) Tim Scott (202-224-6121 and 864-233-5366) Representatives: Robert Pittenger: 1-202-225-1976 Alma Adams: 1-202-225-1510 If you have a different representative, call 1-202-224-3121 and the switchboard operator will connect you.   PROMISES MADE —WILL THEY BE KEPT? …

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Alternative Prescriptions Symposium

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy will host a symposium on the state of health care in the Queen City. Presented by Alston & Bird LLP, “Alternative Prescriptions: A Broader Vision of Health for the Charlotte Region” will offer perspectives from an expert panel about ways to maintain and improve overall health, stability and opportunity. The …

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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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‘Millions’ Fewer Would Have Coverage

‘Millions’ Fewer Would Have Coverage Under GOP Health Bill, Says CBO Analysis by Alison Kodjak, NPR Health Policy Correspondent, Science Desk   The proposal the Senate is considering that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would result in millions losing health insurance and a $133 billion reduction in the deficit by 2026, according to …

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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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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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