Education and Family

Mecklenburg Women Elected

Congratulations on the November election of these Mecklenburg women. Charlotte Mayor • Vi Lyles Charlotte City Council • Julie Eiselt – At Large • Dimple Ajmera- At Large • LaWana Mayfield – District 3 Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board • Rhonda... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

We Kicked Off My Campaign!

My campaign for the District 5 CMS Board of Education seat officially “kick-offed" on Saturday, May 20. It felt like summer—a beautiful, warm day with lunch “on the grounds” at Sharon Elementary School. My involvement with CMS started at Sharon... Continue Reading →

Legislative Calls Week 5.28

  URGENT THIS WEEK: Call your North Carolina State Senator – particularly DAN BISHOP (919-733-5655) – and ask him or her to support SB564 to RAISE THE AGE at which teenagers can be tried as adults.  Other Raise The Age... Continue Reading →

Democracy for Sale June 5

North Carolina — perhaps more than any other state in the Union — has been transformed by the new and growing tidal wave of political spending. Zach Galifianakis, the comic star of “The Hangover” movies, travels back to his home... Continue Reading →

“I Am Jazz” May 18th

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Time Out Youth, Equality NC, PFLAG Charlotte, and HRC Charlotte present: I AM JAZZ Community Book Reading & Discussion Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 4 to 5 p.m. West Boulevard Library branch, 2157 West Boulevard, Charlotte, NC. The critically... Continue Reading →

Legislative Calls Week 5.14

CALL YOUR NC STATE SENATOR to FULLY & FAIRLY FUND EDUCATION It seems that the NC Senate again proved nothing good happens after midnight: At 3 a.m. on Friday May 12, NC Senate GOP strips education funding from Democrats’ districts... Continue Reading →

Inside Your (Legislative) Body

Welcome to week 9 of Inside Your Legislative Body. The NC Senate passed their budget last week and the House begins work on their budget this week. Meanwhile, we got some good news already this week from SCOTUS. Here’s the... Continue Reading →

Margaret Marshall Campaign Kickoff

Margaret Marshall kicks off her campaign for CMS School Board, District 5, on Saturday, May 20, Noon-1:30 PM at Sharon Elementary.   Family-friendly celebration with BBQ and ice cream!

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