Staying the Course AND Moving Forward.
The amount of turmoil in this administration is exhausting! We need to pace ourselves so that we can endure for 45 more months. Take some time off this summer and recharge your batteries. But don’t go away completely.
We have several items on our agenda: we need to be vigilant as the Russian investigation unfolds and it looks like Trumpcare may be resurrected as early as next week. There are several marches scheduled this summer that may interest you. Watch our web site and calendar and I promise we will notify you with an eblast if anything urgent comes up.
Keep up the good work! March On!
The Charlotte Women’s March began broadcasting its message in mid-February through Facebook, MailChimp, and our website. Since then, our Communications Team has sent 28 emails with a majority open rate of 50% and posted 72 articles on the website, which averages five articles per week. On Facebook, we have 446 followers, and in the past 28 days our posts have reached more than 2,600 people!
To date, the Charlotte Women’s March website has had 1,400 unique visitors. More than 700 found us through Facebook and almost 200 were from our wufoo registration link. We are averaging about 500 views and 200 visitors per week.
We are proud of our work and thankful for Beth Davis, Rachel Hewitt, Becca Bernstein, Cathy McKee and Angela Haigler who are social media gurus of the highest caliber.
To generate more CWM Facebook followers, Share events and articles of interest to your personal timeline. Also, Share them by clicking the Facebook icon at the bottom of each website post.
Sunday, May 21
The Racial Justice group will visit the Levine Museum of the New South’s “K(no)w Justice, K(no)w Peace” exhibit in uptown. We’ll gather at a nearby restaurant for cocktails and discussion afterward. Museum admission is $8 • 2 pm • Levine Museum of the New South
Monday, May 22
Speak out at the Citizen’s Forum – Charlotte City Council Meeting about ongoing protests/ harassment/ shaming of women at the Women’s Clinic on Latrobe Dr. • 6:30 pm Government Center • 600 E. 4th St. • RSVP: Mickie
The last public hearing before a budget vote for City Council: Both operating and Capital Improvement Projects recommended in the Charlotte Water budget can help us protect our water resources. The budget also includes continued funding for the Cross Charlotte Trail, a vital resource to protecting our open spaces while providing a community tool for improving our health. Meet us there to make our voices heard. • 5 pm • Government Center • 600 E. 4th St.
The Education Group will attend the talk by Dr. Margaret Flowers, director of H.O.P.E, Health Over Profit for Everyone, who will present “Our Path to National Improved Medicare for All. Sponsored by Health Care Justice NC • 6:30 pm • Midwood International & Cultural Center • 817 Central Ave • RSVP
Thursday, May 25
The Racial Justice group will hear from Dr. Susan McCarter, a speaker with Race Matters for Juvenile Justice and a professor at UNCC, present compelling data that lays bare the effects of systemic racism and implicit bias. We’ll also discuss the current legislative push to “raise the age,” an effort to change NC law so that 16 and 17 year olds are no longer treated as adults in the criminal justice system. • 6-7:30 pm. • Avondale Presbyterian Church, 2821 Park Road, Charlotte, 28209
Monday, June 5
The Legislation Group invites ALL to a showing of the documentary Democracy For Sale. Zach Galifianakis, returns to his home state to investigate how North Carolina has become a bellwether for how the money of a few has come to dominate our democracy.• 6:30 pm • St. John’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall • 4305 Monroe Road Charlotte, NC 28205
The last public hearing before a Mecklenburg County Budget Vote: Complete funding of the Park and Recreation proposed 5-year Capital Improvement Plan may not be possible but an additional $40 million would cover those projects the community approved in the 2008 bond package. Meet us there to make our voices heard.• 6 pm. • 600 E. 4th St.
Wednesday, June 7
N.O.W June Meeting. We will continue our discussion of Gender Inequality. • 7-9 pm • League of Women Voter • 1817 Central Ave. Room 210 • Facebook link here
Thursday, June 8
Environment Group Meetings. Second Thursday of each month beginning June 8. 6:00 PM, 8430 University Executive Park Drive, Suite 685, in the office of Nephrology and Hypertension Consultants. Please respond to Tina Maguylo at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending.
Sunday, June 11
Equality March – Charlotte. We affirm and celebrate that we are a mix of diverse communities Sponsored by Spread Progress NC • 12-2 pm • First Ward Park
National Pride March • 10:00 am-6:00 pm • Washington, DC Facebook
AHCA. The US House of Representatives may have to vote again on the bill this week. Call your Representative and tell him/her what you think of Trumppcare. Republicans had rushed to vote on the health bill so the Senate could get a quick start on it, even before the CBO had finished analyzing a series of last-minute changes. The CBO is expected to release an updated estimate next week, which may require another House vote to meet reconciliation requirements in the Senate.
Russia Investigation. Call both of your US Senators and your Representative and strongly encourage them to put our country before their party and support a thorough and complete investigation into any Russian influence on our elections and the Trump campaign.
Tillis Health Scare. Call Senator Tillis and say that you’re glad he’s doing better after his health emergency this past week. Ask him to consider how many otherwise healthy people also face unexpected health problems and how devastating those crises become without adequate health insurance. Tell Senator Tillis to only vote for healthcare bills that expand access to healthcare at affordable prices. Tell him to vote against any healthcare bill that includes tax reductions for upper income earners.
NC Water Quality. Water quality safeguards are being threatened by two NC Senate Bills, S131 and S434. Contact your NC Senator to oppose these bills.
Numbers to Call
US Senate NC
Richard Burr 202/224-3154
Thom Tillis 202/224-6342
US House NC
Robert Pittenger 202/225-1976, 704/362-1060
Alma Adams 202/225-1510, 704/344-9950
Ted Budd 202/225-4531
US Senate SC
Lindsey Graham 202/224-5972, 804-250-1417
Tim Scott 202-224-6121, 864-233-5366
Leader Phil Berger 919/733-5708
Dan Bishop 919/733-5655
Jeff Tarte 919/715-3050
Joel Ford 919/733-5955
Speaker Tim Moore 919/733-3451
Mary Belk 919/733-5607
Chaz Beasley 919/733-5654
Andy Dulin 919/715-3009
Becky Carney 919/733-5827
John Autry 919/715-070
You can help rally the troops so we don’t ever forget:
this is NOT the new normal!