Legislative Action

Join CWM in Support of the Moral Mass March On Washington, June 20, 2020

This pandemic and economic collapse, along with the recent wave of police brutality and racist murders, have forced this nation into an unprecedented season of crisis and action. Much continues to change day by day, but here is what we know: this emergency results from a deeper and much longer-term crisis, of systemic racism, inequality, …

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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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We can all stand against hate

We must take a united stand in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Over recent weeks, racist and hate-filled messages have been sent to elected and appointed leaders of color in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. These messages are driven by attitudes and beliefs that must be rejected and resisted in the strongest of terms by people of goodwill throughout our community. In response, …

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City Council Could Vote on Resolution

Charlotte leaders condemn racism they saw in Greenville: ‘We will not tolerate it’ by Jim Morrill, Charlotte Observer, July 19, 2019 Leaders of the city that will host next year’s Republican National Convention are rebuking what the mayor called “racist . . . xenophobic hate speech” at President Donald Trump’s North Carolina rally. Charlotte Mayor …

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Please join us for a presentation and discussion June 27th Keynote Speaker Ralphine Caldwell Executive Director of LISC Charlotte 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Jubilee Hall Myers Park United Methodist Church 1501 Queens Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207 Topics for the evening: What is the LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation)? How will they help manage $50M …

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Legislative Update and Call to Action

A Message from Democratic Women of North Carolina (DWNC) and Planned Parenthood South Atlantic (PPSA) Greetings, The NC Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act on Friday afternoon, and the full Senate will vote on this bill Monday afternoon. The House bill will be voted on in Rules Committee next, and likely the …

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End Gerrymandering Now

One of the issues the Executive Board of The Charlotte Women’s March is focusing on this year is Gerrymandering. Gerrymandering occurs when legislators draw boundaries of legislative districts to create an unfair advantage for political parties and incumbents. In so doing, they pick their voters – instead of the voters picking them. Gerrymandering impedes progress for nearly every …

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Civics 101

The League of Women Voters Charlotte Mecklenburg presents Civics 101 beginning February 25, 2019 Civics 101 is a 5-week, one-evening-per-week program led by current and former government officials in a face-to-face format. This program is especially useful to the citizens of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, to people living in the Charlotte Metropolitan area, and to persons wanting …

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Meck’s Pink Wave Within The Blue

by Mary Hopper Mecklenburg voters helped to drastically reshape the delegation that will represent us in Raleigh.  And their vote helped break the super majority that made current legislative actions veto proof. While there was hope breaking the super majority might happen in one house, both the state house and senate became veto proof. Dig …

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NC’s Unnecessary Constitutional Amendments

by Brian O’Leary and Vennie Bobis There are six proposed amendments to the  Constitution of the State of North Carolina that will be on the ballot during the election this November 6th. Unlike some other states, North Carolina does not frequently amend its constitution. The last amendments were the 2012 amendment to ban gay marriage, which was later …

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