Candidate Support and Voter Registration

Meck’s Pink Wave Within The Blue

by Mary Hopper Mecklenburg voters helped to drastically reshape the delegation that will represent us in Raleigh.  And their vote helped break the super majority that made current legislative actions veto proof. While there was hope breaking the super majority might happen in one house, both the state house and senate became veto proof. Dig …

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Bonds Conclude City and Town Residents’ Ballots

by Mary Hopper Every two years or so, the City of Charlotte places various bond issues on the ballot to pay for needs identified by a combination of staff, City Council and citizen input. Once City staff helps compile and cost out the list (CharlotteFuture.com), they remain neutral, leaving funding for, and the running of, …

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Meck Soil and Water Conservation Candidates

by Mary Hopper Six are vying for the two non-partisan slots as Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors.  Barbara Bleiweis has a real passion for protecting our threatened urban farmland including the 237 farms that remain in our county. Nancy Carter was an effective City Council representative for Charlotte’s eastside and is particularly attuned …

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Vote!

Remember to VOTE on Nov 6 Don’t know who to vote for?  Don’t know who’s on your ballot?  Don’t understand the proposed constitutional amendments? Compare Candidate Statements and Find Early Voting and Election Day Information With the Vote411 .org Nonpartisan Voter Guide. Sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Charlotte Mecklenburg #CharlotteWomensMarch #Vote411 #LeagueOfWomenVoters

The Supremes

Keep the judiciary balanced and fair Cast informed votes in the November election by Mary Hopper Thanks to the incessant tinkering of the General Assembly, the judicial races have been in a perpetual state of flux. Layer on top of that, court challenges and secret maneuverings and you have a hot mess.  Now on the …

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NC’s Unnecessary Constitutional Amendments

by Brian O’Leary and Vennie Bobis There are six proposed amendments to the  Constitution of the State of North Carolina that will be on the ballot during the election this November 6th. Unlike some other states, North Carolina does not frequently amend its constitution. The last amendments were the 2012 amendment to ban gay marriage, which was later …

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How To Be An Educated Voter

by Mary Hopper From heated congressional races to soil commissioners, there are a lot of candidates that will need your consideration in upcoming November local and statewide elections.  And just to add to the energy you need to put into educating yourself, there are six NC constitutional amendments and, for those of us inside Charlotte, …

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A Woman’s Perspective On Issues

SAVE THE DATES! The League of Women Voters Charlotte Mecklenburg, in coalition with other Charlotte nonprofit, nonpartisan women and allied organizations, invites you to attend CANDIDATES’ FORUM – A WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE ON ISSUES    Thursday September 20, 2018, 6 to 8 pm NC State Senate and Mecklenburg County Commissioners Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6 to …

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DA Candidate Forum

Join us Monday, April 30 7:00 p.m. for a community forum with  Mecklenburg County DA candidates Spencer Merriweather and Toussaint Romain to discuss the critical role of the District Attorney in creating an equitable, responsible justice system that protects the health and safety of all Charlotte citizens. All are welcome to attend. First United Methodist Church 501 N …

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Sheriff Candidate Questionnaire

The Charlotte Women’s March organization surveyed Mecklenburg Sheriff candidates  for their views on a variety of issues.  Read a summary of their responses to the questionnaire by clicking on the links below:   Mecklenburg Sheriff Candidate – Irwin Carmichael response to CWM Questionnaire             Mecklenburg Sheriff Candidate – Antoine Ensley …

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County Commissioner Candidate Questionnaire

The Charlotte Women’s March organization surveyed Mecklenburg County Commission candidates who face opposition in their May 8th primary races for their views on a variety of issues.  (FYI: no Republican candidate was surveyed as none face inter-party opposition in the primary.)  Read a summary of the candidates responses to the questionnaire by clicking on the links below: …

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Candidate Endorsement Links

Charlotte Women’s March (CWM) does NOT endorse candidates. In making make your election choices, we recommend that you visit the sites of other organizations whose values you support and that DO endorse candidates. We will continue to discuss issues that concern us on our web and Facebook platforms. Hopefully, in this way, we’ll help you …

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We’re Making a Difference!

The CWM organization received the following letter from a first time political candidate: Dear CWM staff: I want to participate in the CWM organization but I teach classes at CPCC (sociology) in the evenings and can’t attend most evening meetings.    I want to tell you 2 stories.  I have 3 daughters (15-19) and I …

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Hear our Voices and VOTE

What happens when a graphic designer, an investment banker, and a psychotherapist get fired up about the upcoming midterm elections? “How can we get the word out to VOTE in the upcoming midterm elections on May 8th?” From that question which arose at the March 27 of the Charlotte’s Women’s March meeting was born the social media …

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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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