Month: October 2017

DACA Explained

Recently CNN ran a story explaining DACA.  It is a great source of information for those who might not understand all the details of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.   Please take a minute to read the short article with video and visit some of the related links as you have time. http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/04/politics/daca-dreamers-immigration-program/index.html …

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Unaccompanied Minors – One Story

Photo courtesy: The Herald Sun. When we think about youth and immigration most recently we think about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that is now being debated in Congress.  We rallied together to raise money for undocumented young people who live in Charlotte, by contributing money through the Charlotte Center for Legal …

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Insurance Letters Cause Panic & Confusion

That scary letter about Obamacare? Here’s what it means. BY CASSIE COPE, Charlotte Observer. Kayte Thomas received a letter from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in October that said her monthly health insurance premium is set to more than double from $208 a month to $585 a month. The quoted $377-a-month hike …

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Charlotte’s School to Prison Pipeline

In 2015, 3.6 out of every 100 white students were suspended from our public schools, while in contrast 32.1 out of every 100 black students were suspended. The documentary “13th” looked at the criminalization of people of color with a national lens. We are excited to invite you to our Fall Community Forum titled, “New South …

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CWM Early Voting Guide

It’s not too late to REGISTER TO VOTE for the upcoming           Mecklenburg County General Election. You can register to vote AND vote during the early voting period—ONE STOP VOTING. You will NOT be able to register to vote on the day of the election, November 7, 2017. EARLY VOTING PERIOD: October …

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Call re: CHIP, ACA, Bump Stocks

WEEKLY CALLS FOR OCTOBER 12 •URGE BOTH SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES TO RENEW FUNDING FOR CHIP Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which covers about 9 million children in the U.S., has now expired because Congressional leaders did not renew its funding by Sept. 30 as required by law. The CHIP program provides …

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A Celebration of Unity

We invite you to join the San Fransisco Gay Men’s Chorus and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir for an interfaith celebration of community, compassion, and equality in their final stop on the Lavender Pen Tour.  Speakers from a diversity of faith backgrounds will share their perspectives on faith and community in North Carolina and on …

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Lavender Pen Tour In Charlotte!

Join the acclaimed San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir for The Lavender Pen Tour at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, October 14, 2017, with special guests One Voice Chorus of Charlotte and Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte! All proceeds and donations from the Charlotte, NC show of the Lavender Pen Tour directly benefit: Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte …

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A Road Map to Voter Empowerment

From the Friendship Missionary Baptist Social Justice Ministry: We are nearing the end of our explosive Civics 101: Now is the Time for Action…Don’t Speak About It!… Be About It! with Mr. Marcus Bass, Campaign Director, Democracy North Carolina.  Join us Sunday, October 8, 2017 @ 3:30 PM and share in this interactive setting.

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