Month: June 2017

Call Your Senators!

CALL YOUR SENATORS  Tell them: “I don’t like Trumpcare.” Trumpcare can be stopped if three Republican Senators stand up and say NO. You can make this happen by calling NC Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis ASAP (or if you live in SC: Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott) and let them know that we do not like the Senate …

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Get Back on the Bus June 28th

It’s here — and it’s as bad as we thought. Thursday, U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled their health care bill, and plain and simple: this is the worst piece of legislation for women in a generation. For the past month, mostly men have been working behind closed doors on the secret health care bill, and it’s …

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COGOC for Lillian’s List

CWM: COGOC is ON! Charlotte Women’s March: Contribute One, Get One Challenge for Lillian’s List Many of us in the Charlotte Women’s March (CWM) know the exemplary work of Lillian’s List to recruit, train and support North Carolina’s progressive women candidates. This work is now expanding to include women who want to run in local elections. …

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We Kicked Off My Campaign!

My campaign for the District 5 CMS Board of Education seat officially “kick-offed” on Saturday, May 20. It felt like summer—a beautiful, warm day with lunch “on the grounds” at Sharon Elementary School. My involvement with CMS started at Sharon when my girls entered school there so it felt right for that to be the …

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Legislative Calls Week 6.19

With all of the focus on Russia/campaign investigations, along with the tragic shooting of Republican Representatives in Alexandria VA, little seems to be getting done in Congress EXCEPT that the Senate is still working in secret on their version of a health care bill with a goal of passing it before the July recess. Our …

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The Shock Felt ‘Round the World

by Gina Navarrete, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist. The Do’s and Don’ts of building resilience after traumatic events and learning to cope through meaningful action. If someone asked you to tell them where you were and what you were doing when you learned about the Sandy Hook shooting or when JFK was shot or Pearl Harbor was bombed, I’m …

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Deep Disregard For Women’s Health

A Message from ACOG President Haywood L. Brown, MD – We’re Seeing a Deep Disregard for Women’s Health.  June 7, 2017 Newsletter. Recently, a leaked document confirmed that the Trump Administration may soon move to dismantle one of the most effective aspects of the Affordable Care Act – no cost access to contraceptive coverage. If …

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Legislative Calls Week 6.12

  We only have one call this week and it’s a priority for every member of Charlotte Women’s March. Call your Senators to strongly urge that the Senate version of health care reform legislation be made public, receive a Congressional Budget Office score, and include time for the public review and comment before a vote. …

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From a Sister Organization

W.E.M.A.D We are Energized to March, Act, Demonstrate Newsletter #7                                    June 7, 2017 Calendar Updates…. Monday, June 12 Our Immigrant Community: Education about Rights and Law Enforcement St. Alban’s Church 301 Caldwell Ln, Davidson, NC 28036 with Police …

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Health care under attack

By David Leonhardt, Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times, June 8, 2017   Chances rising Senate will take away health insurance from millions. James Comey’s testimony today will reveal President Trump’s blatant disregard for the rule of law, and Nick Kristof’s column offers an excellent preview. I realize it will be hard to pay attention to any other political …

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Legislative Calls Week 6.5

1. Express your outrage at Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord by calling your U.S. Senators and Representatives. President Trump made this decision despite overwhelming opposition: a majority of American voters support the agreement and nearly every country in the world—195 in total—have signed the landmark accord. Elon Musk has resigned …

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Indivisible: Live on Facebook Tonight

Congress heads back to Washington this week for four weeks of D.C. work before another recess in July, and they’re going to do everything they can to continue rubber-stamping Trump’s dangerous agenda. Republicans will try to push through their priorities so they can go home and tout their wins to their constituents, but the work …

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Immigrant Court Observer Project

A message from Lisa Wielunski, Team Leader, ACLU Charlotte Immigrant Rights Team. The ACLU’s Charlotte chapter is looking for volunteers to serve as local court observers in Charlotte’s Immigration Court.  In a jurisdiction with some of the lowest asylum grant rates in the nation, the presence of volunteers would foster fairness and consistency in the courtroom. Volunteers will: …

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Inside Your (Legislative) Body

Welcome to week 10 of Inside Your Legislative Body. Just weeks after the Senate unveiled their anti-women’s health budget earlier this month, the NC House introduced their budget, which will make it even harder for the women of North Carolina to receive expert medical care. State Budget Update Earlier this month, the Senate budget saw …

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