Civics 101

The League of Women Voters of Charlotte Mecklenburg invites you to register for 2019 Civics 101 23 YEARS OF CITIZEN AWARENESS AND EDUCATION Much has changed in the last twenty plus years, but one requirement has remained constant – the importance of citizen engagement in local government. Whether newly arrived to Charlotte Mecklenburg or a […]

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Please join us for a presentation and discussion June 27th Keynote Speaker Ralphine Caldwell Executive Director of LISC Charlotte 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Jubilee Hall Myers Park United Methodist Church 1501 Queens Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207 Topics for the evening: What is the LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation)? How will they help manage $50M […]

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Legislative Update and Call to Action

A Message from Democratic Women of North Carolina (DWNC) and Planned Parenthood South Atlantic (PPSA) Greetings, The NC Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act on Friday afternoon, and the full Senate will vote on this bill Monday afternoon. The House bill will be voted on in Rules Committee next, and likely the […]

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End Gerrymandering Now

One of the issues the Executive Board of The Charlotte Women’s March is focusing on this year is Gerrymandering. Gerrymandering occurs when legislators draw boundaries of legislative districts to create an unfair advantage for political parties and incumbents. In so doing, they pick their voters – instead of the voters picking them. Gerrymandering impedes progress for nearly every […]

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NC: Ratify the ERA

One more state. Not one more generation. North Carolina has historic chance to secure equal rights for all with ERA Legislators will file bills in the North Carolina General Assembly House and Senate on March 5 to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. North Carolina has the historic opportunity to become the […]

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Civics 101

The League of Women Voters Charlotte Mecklenburg presents Civics 101 beginning February 25, 2019 Civics 101 is a 5-week, one-evening-per-week program led by current and former government officials in a face-to-face format. This program is especially useful to the citizens of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, to people living in the Charlotte Metropolitan area, and to persons wanting […]

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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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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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Fair Maps – End Gerrymandering

Common Cause NC joins our partners in the nonpartisan NC Coalition for Lobbying & Government Reform to ask all candidates for the NC General Assembly if they pledge to support the creation of an independent, nonpartisan redistricting process for congressional and legislative districts in the upcoming 2019 legislative session. And we’ve just published the results online at […]

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