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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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Bystander or Change-Maker?

Will you be a Bystander or Change-Maker? Did you march last year thinking it was a one-time event? A boisterous, happy, peaceful event that made friends out of strangers and gave you hope? Most of us marched in 2017 hoping that our political system would correct itself. But then we saw the new Administration’s growing disregard of human …

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March 8 is Charlotte Women’s Day

Mayor Vi Lyles has proclaimed that 3/8/18 is Charlotte Women’s Day!  Take pride in the strong, authentic leadership of women in Charlotte area communities.  “Equality for women is progress for all…” Wear purple today in support of International Women’s Day! “WHEREAS, Charlotteans proclaim that equality for women is progress for all; and WHEREAS, Charlotte will intentionally promote women’s …

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March for LGBTQ Rights

The Charlotte Women’s March organization is fully committed to equal rights for all transgender people. In fact, there is a working group devoted to addressing issues involving LGBTQ individuals. Our position is that everyone is hurt when any marginalized group is targeted in the political or cultural cross hairs. Transgender men and women are too …

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March for Women’s Health

Join the CWM Women’s Health Committee Jane McDermott Shaefer and Mickie Hall are co-chairs of the Women’s Health Committee.  The overarching committee purpose is to support women’s health, specific activities include: Promote reproductive rights, through legislative action on bills at federal and state level; Identification and dissemination of volunteer activities; Support and develop candidates for …

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March for Social Justice

#PowertothePolls… what does that mean for the Charlotte Women’s March Social Justice Committee in 2018? Kay Etheridge and Laura Meier, Co-Chairs of CWM’s Social Justice Committee, will continue building relationships in the community in order to have a diverse force behind this year’s mission of “Power to the Polls.”  They are collaborating with several groups …

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Marching Forward, Never Back

Charlotte Women’s March: Year One 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 …

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An Evening of Effective Activism

By reenacting Sojourner Truth’s famous “Ain’t I a Woman” speech from 1851, Brenda Tindal of the Levine Museum of the New South relayed an inspiring message to Charlotte Women’s March about the power of collective action: “If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these …

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