CWM Newsletter      Volume 2  Number 1       January 13, 2018.       


RemarchableWomenFB600Anniversary March

We made herstory one year ago, and we’ll march again on January 20,
the anniversary of the Women’s March on Charlotte.
We’re still here, working hard to reclaim our country and its values.
Click HERE for information and to register.
We need VOLUNTEERS!
Click HERE to register to volunteer Saturday, January 20.
Click HERE for Remarchable FAQs.


Marching Forward, Never Back

By Mary Hopper

On January 21, 2017, we marched. Then we got down to work populating eight committees to address pressing issues, building communication channels to keep in touch, linking with over 100 like-minded groups for events and ongoing collaboration, and building a structure to sustain us for what we now know would be a long haul.

As we prepare to march again, we want you to get a feel for how we tackle this work and a sense of all that has been done. We hope this will encourage you to find ways to deepen your engagement with the Charlotte Women’s March (CWM) in 2018.

Read more HERE.


Women Elected to Office Reception: 
It’s Good to Be a Woman

“A woman is like a teabag. You don’t know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”     –  Eleanor Roosevelt

It was SRO at that Dec. 19 event to honor the newly-elected women to office – and those who have served in the past – at the Levine Museum at the New South.  Mayor-elect Vi Lyles addressed the group along with Kristi Jones, an attorney and NC Governor’s Chief of Staff, appointed by Governor Roy Cooper in 2017.

“The Women’s Celebration team conceived an idea: Call on some like-minded women who would not be deterred by what we didn’t have, but how much we would do with what we had. We went to work to create a moment in time that focused on women elected in 2017 to lead Charlotte into the future,” said Cozzie Watson, one of the organizers of this first-ever reception. She added, “All of the team agreed that #Itisgood2bawoman.”

Planning committee pictured above, front row
L-R, Taelor Logan, Laura Meier, Cozzie
Watkins, Kristi Jones.  Back row L-R, Vi Lyles,
Sheq’e Bradley, Carolyn Logan, Pam West,
Debbie Plair and Jan Anderson.

COMMUNICATIONS

Charlotte Women’s March (CWM) needs YOU. We’re an active, engaged and diverse group of women of all ages. We tackle wide-ranging and timely social issues and projects – from backing women candidates to immigration to cultivating thriving communities and so much more. We need your time, talents and energy right here and right now to make our voices heard as we help bring sustainable social change and parity to our region and our nation. Are you an event planner, graphic artist, event photographer, videographer, writer, social media or email marketing expert, communications project manager, or webmaster?

Then please contact us TODAY at charlottewomensmarch@gmail.com. We need your skills and will thank you profusely for sharing them.


Who Ya Gonna Call

The Legislation Committee will continue to distribute weekly Call Memos targeting highest priority and most timely calls to make to elected officials. Please keep your specific representatives’ phone numbers and call often to express your views. Let them know their constituents are engaged and watching.

US Senate NC
Richard Burr 202/224-3154
Thom Tillis 202/224-6342

US Senate SC 
Lindsey Graham 202/224-5972, 804-250-1417
Tim Scott 202-224-6121, 864-233-5366


WOMEN’S HEALTH

We must protect the rights of Charlotte women to reproductive choice.  Protests at abortion clinics jeopardize access to care. Our work with prochoice groups confirms that unbiased data will help protect women. However, we need trained legal observers to obtain this data. Legal observers gather evidence needed to keep clinics open by eliminating violence and intimidation and bringing antiabortion extremists to justice. The Feminist Majority Foundation will provide training for legal observers. Details, email Sue DuChanois.

Also, on January 18, from 7 – 9 pm at Mickie Hall’s house get creative and have fun making signs for CWM’s January 20 march. Let Mickie if you’ll be joining us Jan. 18 by shooting her an email.


LGBTQ COMMITTEE

The LGBTQ Committee cooked and served dinner at Time Out Youth Center to 30+ kids, staffers and volunteers on Dec. 14, 2017.


COMMITTEES:

Free Meeting Space Available  Google Fiber’s beautiful community room is available free of charge to non-profits in Center City at 301 E. 7th St., right across from Seventh Street Station; capacity is 30 people; Click HERE for online reservations,

Also, the just-reopened Morrison Regional Library offers lovely community meeting spaces.Click HERE for online reservations.


CWM Calendar

Calendar FB screen shot

Civic, racial justice, women’s health, immigration, political and many more calendar events from a wide variety of Charlotte area organizations can be found in full on our website by clicking on HERE.

Many of the events also have Facebook notices, and those Facebook events have been shared to the Charlotte Women’s March Facebook page so you can easily find them HERE (under “Events” on our Facebook page).

If you have events you would like added to this calendar please email them to charlottewomensmarch@gmail.com


 

There are no membership dues, but members are encouraged to donate. Although not tax-deductible, your donation of $10-20 can help us fulfill our transformational work for the coming year. Charlotte Women’s March is an Unincorporated Nonprofit Association formed pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 59B of the North Carolina General Statutes.Your donation today will make a difference tomorrow!

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