Month: March 2018

Chloe Aktas: My DC Experience

Actress & Director Chloe Aktas, Charlotte native and recent NYU film school grad, joined the CWM bus riders for the trip to DC last Saturday for the March For Our Lives event.   Days before the trip, a last minute seat opened up… Jan Anderson, CWM President, invited Chloe as her guest, asking only that she …

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Mecklenburg County District Attorney Race

by Mary Hopper Mecklenburg County District Attorney Election To Be Decided May 8 Start Studying Up TODAY While the outcome of seven races will, for all intents, be concluded on May 8, the election of Mecklenburg County District Attorney and Sheriff (separate article) merit your immediate attention.   That is true because everyone, not just some …

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Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Race

by Mary Hopper NEW SHERIFF TO BE CHOSEN MAY 8 While the outcome of seven races will, for all intents, be concluded on May 8, the election of Mecklenburg County District Attorney (separate article) and Sheriff merit your immediate attention.   That is true because everyone, not just some in districts, vote on them, but also …

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Lillian’s List Challenge!

When We Give Together, We WIN! The committed women and men of the Charlotte Women’s March organization understand that to change the landscape of the North Carolina General Assembly, we must rally around outstanding candidates to donate, volunteer and get out the vote! Exciting special election wins in recent months dramatically illustrate the power of …

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Justice to All

Power to the Polls. Justice to All.   The Immigration Committee is taking CWM’s Power to the Polls charge to heart by providing members with learning and advocacy opportunities related to local elections that directly affect the region’s immigrant population. Of particular note is the upcoming Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s race. This is one that warrants immediate …

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We Need YOU

by Mary Hopper Job opportunities for women passionate about issues Looking for a job where passion and enthusiasm count for more than credentials? Better yet, a job that allows you to acquire new skills that might pay off long term?  It can be part or full-time, adjusts to your availability, is rewarding and is guaranteed to …

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Immigration News 3.19.18

Action, Education and Engagement  Dreamers Deferred The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on DACA renders the March 5th program end date irrelevant … which further stymies Congressional action … leaving the futures of 700,000 DACA recipients in limbo.  The date that sticks, however, is the March 19 termination of Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for people from …

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Update on March For Our Lives Charlotte–Can you volunteer?

March For Our Lives Charlotte First Ward Park 11:00 a.m.  March 24, 2018 CWM is posting this message and update on behalf of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. CWM will continue to provide updated information as we receive it. We do know that representatives are meeting with CMPD to determine an orderly march …

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Celebrating Ramona Brant

In honor of Charlotte Women’s Day, which we turned into a month-long celebration, CWM remembers and celebrates Ramona Brant. We were recently introduced to Ramona through her passionate advocacy work. Ramona Brant was sentenced to life in prison for a first-time, non-violent drug offense (which she didn’t even commit). She served 21 years of that …

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Immigration Calendar of Events

Book It! Events that educate, inspire and entertain March – April 2018   Community Forum on the Sheriff’s Race By Communidad Collectiva and Action NC When:  Saturday, March 17, 12-1:30 p.m. Where:  Midwood International and Cultural Center, 1817 Central Ave, Charlotte Facebook Event Link: Click here Eventbrite Ticket Info: Click here Join Action NC and Comunidad Colectiva …

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Get a Seat on the Bus

March for Our Lives Washington, DC Saturday • March 24, 2018 Seats Still Available on Bus to Washington! CWM has filled one bus, but there are still a few seats open on Bus #2 Be a part of this historical movement. Leaving Charlotte Friday evening March 23 and returning early Sunday March 25. Click Here for details …

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DREAM America

DREAM America  Arts and Advocacy Conference on Immigration Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:30 pm-8:00 pm Join Myers Park Baptist Church and the Stan Greenspon Center at Queens University of Charlotte 11:00  Pre-conference Interfaith Service Service led by UNC-Charlotte’s Symphony of Diversity, MeckMin and Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice 11:45   Registration/Check In Opens Lunch on your …

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Unshackled from Mass Incarceration

The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority presents Unshackled from Mass Incarceration Getting There, Getting Out & Moving On Thursday MARCH 15, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Delta Center 5408 Beatties Ford Road – Charlotte, NC Light Refreshments RSVP: deltadays2018.eventbrite.com MODERATOR Hon. Rickye McKoy-Mitchell Mecklenburg County District Court Judge PANELISTS Hon. Karen …

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Airing Out the Dirty Laundry

Dear Beautiful, Smart, Strong Women: You are invited to SAY IT, SEW IT, and AIR IT OUT.   Airing Out the Dirty Laundry is an ongoing, collaborative traveling art exhibit created by women who believe in equality and in our shared responsibility to create a more just world. It is about strength, unity, and resistance …

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Power to the (NC) Polls

by Mary Hopper. Rarely has a theme had more relevance than the call for “Power to the Polls.” Before you think, “I vote, so I have that covered,” we urge you to dig deeper into what Power to the Polls should mean for a concerned citizen. Here’s a quick overview of races and how you can …

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