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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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We Celebrated Women Elected to Office !

On Thursday evening December 12 CWM, Queens of Charlotte Mecklenburg, The League of Women Voters of Charlotte Mecklenburg, and National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Queen City Metropolitan Chapter gathered at the Levine Museum of the New South for Reception to Celebrate Women Elected to Office . The evening’s program began with a welcome …

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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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Women Voters Propel Democratic Takeover of U.S. House

Press Release from The Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics Rutgers University–New Brunswick Women Voters Propel Democratic Takeover of U.S. House of Representatives; Large Gender Gaps Apparent in Most 2018 Senate and Gubernatorial Races  Election Day polls suggest that the preferences of women voters fueled the Democratic takeover of the U.S. House in the …

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Bonds Conclude City and Town Residents’ Ballots

by Mary Hopper Every two years or so, the City of Charlotte places various bond issues on the ballot to pay for needs identified by a combination of staff, City Council and citizen input. Once City staff helps compile and cost out the list (CharlotteFuture.com), they remain neutral, leaving funding for, and the running of, …

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Meck Soil and Water Conservation Candidates

by Mary Hopper Six are vying for the two non-partisan slots as Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors.  Barbara Bleiweis has a real passion for protecting our threatened urban farmland including the 237 farms that remain in our county. Nancy Carter was an effective City Council representative for Charlotte’s eastside and is particularly attuned …

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Vote!

Remember to VOTE on Nov 6 Don’t know who to vote for?  Don’t know who’s on your ballot?  Don’t understand the proposed constitutional amendments? Compare Candidate Statements and Find Early Voting and Election Day Information With the Vote411 .org Nonpartisan Voter Guide. Sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Charlotte Mecklenburg #CharlotteWomensMarch #Vote411 #LeagueOfWomenVoters

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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How To Be An Educated Voter

by Mary Hopper From heated congressional races to soil commissioners, there are a lot of candidates that will need your consideration in upcoming November local and statewide elections.  And just to add to the energy you need to put into educating yourself, there are six NC constitutional amendments and, for those of us inside Charlotte, …

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Pay Extra Attention to Mecklenburg’s 18 Legislative Races

by Mary Hopper As you see the rushed decisions and their far reaching, and sometimes unintended, consequences being generated in Raleigh, we hope you have allowed some time to educate yourself on the state legislative races that will be decided on November 6. Even better, we hope you are contributing time and money to your …

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Meck BOCC Races Merit Your Attention

County Commission incumbents move on to Nov. 6 election, but change is still possible in three district races. by Mary Hopper On May 8, all the incumbent At-large Democrat County Commissioners won their nominations and only face one Republican challenger, Jeremy Brasch.  That means the Commission will not have the millennial sweep of the City …

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