Month: March 2017

Assisting Local Families

Faced with the possibility of deportation, local undocumented immigrant families are scrambling to arm themselves with legal documents necessary to provide some protection for their American children that would be left behind. Charlotte Women’s March (CWM) members have assisted Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont (LSSP) and the Latin American Coalition during their Power of …

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Pink Out Day is here!

Grassroots passion and energy from supporters like you stopped the disastrous effort to decimate health care access and cut Planned Parenthood patients off from care. We showed how strong we can be when we stand together. And let me tell you, we’re not done yet. Today, we turn the internet PINK to keep fighting for …

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Legislative Update & Actions Week of 3.27

CALLS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 27 Contact your Senators to oppose the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch as a member of the U. S. Supreme Court.  He is not supportive of women’s health issues and the right to choose. Contact your Representative in support of an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate Russian interference into …

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Did You Know?

Every minute 24 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. There are several types of forcibly displaced persons. Refugees – A refugee is someone who fled his or her home and country owing to “a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or …

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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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Lillian’s List Event Wednesday April 5th!

Let’s come together to focus our energy on Empowering Change in our state! We’re already on the ground in Charlotte and across North Carolina recruiting and training candidates to run in 2018 and even 2020. Proceeds from this event will go towards supporting strong pro-choice, progressive women running for elected office. We can work together to …

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How Would Charlotte Look?

An article from The Guardian: Undocumenteds fade from the city they helped build. In the first of a three-part investigation of how Charlotte, North Carolina would look without undocumented people, Amanda Holpuch hears how the construction industry would fall apart Click here for full article

Environmental Group Meeting Minutes 3.13.17

3/13/17 In attendance: J. Anderson, K. Jones, K. Knoble, H. Pruess, J. Shen, T. Wiggins Mission of Environmental Group: Limit focus to local and NC state environmental issues for greater impact. Inform membership about environmental issues and pending legislation. Advocate to safe guard the environment. Inform legislators about environmental impacts, as appropriate.   Member Resources: Find representatives and track pending legislation …

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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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CWM Newsletter 3.18.17

We’ve been busy! Check out the website’s new calendar of events – the easiest way to keep up with what’s going on. We have been active the last several weeks: Carrie Davey, Yvonne McCracken, Catherine Connor, Jan Anderson and Ellen Creede attended (with their husbands) the wonderful Planned Parenthood Condom Couture annual fundraiser. Jan Anderson attended …

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Reflect & Resist

Today, we’re excited to launch the FIFTH ACTION in the Women’s March 10 Actions / 100 Days campaign: The feminist movement has a complex history. It is a powerful movement that has gained monumental victories, yet one cannot speak about feminism without acknowledging the dismal lack of representation for, and at times an active sidelining and …

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SAVE THE NEA

As you most likely heard on yesterday’s news, President Trump’s budget proposal includes a recommendation for elimination of all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and Institute of Museums and Library Services and 49 National Historic Sites. All of this is …

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Women’s Health Committee 3.7.17

Women’s Health Committee Meeting Notes DATE:  March 7, 2017 TIME:  5:30 – social time; 6:00 – 7:00 pm meeting ATTENDANCE:  20 attended Meeting facilitated by J. Shaefer, M. Hall, C. Davey MINUTES Meeting started with member introductions; amazing group of women from business, health care, and advocacy groups. Discussed purpose of this group:  The overarching …

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