Legislative Action

BE ON THE BUS

March for Our Lives Washington, DC Saturday • March 24, 2018 CWM has reserved a bus to Washington for the March for Our Lives event Schedule: Friday March 23: 11:00 p.m. Bus departs Charlotte from *Wedgewood Church Saturday March 24: 6:00 a.m. Bus arrives at the first metro stop, Huntington Station Saturday March 24: Take the Metro, …

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Weekly Legislative Calls 2.21.18

TIME TO HOLD FOLKS ACCOUNTABLE FOR “THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS” The time for accepting empty platitudes is past; follow the lead of brave Florida teenagers and demand action.  Use your outrage and grief to hold our NC elected officials accountable for their past inaction and hypocrisy. Parkland, Las Vegas, Sandy Hook, Orlando, San Bernardino, Aurora, Colo., …

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Weekly Legislative Calls for 2.12.18

WEEKLY CALLS NC Senators: Thom Tillis (202-224-6342 and 704-509-9087) Richard Burr (202-224-3154 and 800-685-8916) SC Senators: Lindsey Graham (202-224-5972 and 804-250-1417) Tim Scott (202-224-6121 and 864-233-5366) Representatives: Robert Pittenger: 1-202-225-1976 Alma Adams: 1-202-225-1510 If you have a different representative, call 1-202-224-3121 and the switchboard operator will connect you.   PROMISES MADE —WILL THEY BE KEPT? …

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Raise Your Voices 2.1.18

Keep raising your voice for “a more perfect union”!! Numbers to Call NC Senators: Thom Tillis (202-224-6342 and 704-509-9087) Richard Burr (202-224-3154 and 800-685-8916) SC Senators: Lindsey Graham (202-224-5972 and 804-250-1417) Tim Scott (202-224-6121 and 864-233-5366) Charlotte Area Representatives: Robert Pittenger: 1-202-225-1976 Alma Adams: 1-202-225-1510 If your representative is not listed, call 1-202-224-3121 to be …

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NC Democrats announce new candidates

And they’re almost all women. BY WILL DORAN.  News & Observer The wave of women signing up to run for political office has hit North Carolina. State Democrats spent Monday announcing nine new candidates – including six women – in their 2018 effort to break Republicans’ veto-proof majority in the state legislature. Rep. Darren Jackson, …

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Black Women Kept Roy Moore Out of Office

Here’s How to Actually Thank Them. By Brittany Packnett  The Cut (photo courtesy Getty Images) Late on Tuesday night, America was once again reminded of the power of Black women. Thanks in large part to overwhelmingly high turnout among Black voters and Black women in particular, Alabama managed to elect a pro-choice Democrat in the Bible Belt, …

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NC Courts Under Attack

Think our judges should be fair, independent, and removed from politics? Yeah, so do a vast majority of North Carolinians. Unfortunately, politicians in Raleigh think differently. Top state lawmakers are trying to gain partisan control over the courts and rig the system in their favor. First, they canceled primary elections for judges, and now the politicians …

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NC District 9 Candidate Dan McCready

Indivisible NC District 9 invites you to a Meet & Greet with NC Congressional Distrtict 9 Candidate Dan McCready. Sunday, November 19, 3:00 – 4:30 PM CHS Waxhaw Hospital Community Room, 2700 Providence Rd S Waxhaw, NC This is an opportunity for NC District 9 voters to meet and and evaluate this candidate in person. Additional …

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Alternative Prescriptions Symposium

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy will host a symposium on the state of health care in the Queen City. Presented by Alston & Bird LLP, “Alternative Prescriptions: A Broader Vision of Health for the Charlotte Region” will offer perspectives from an expert panel about ways to maintain and improve overall health, stability and opportunity. The …

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Ashley Bennett Unseats Mocker of March

By Paul Owen, The Guardian, 11.8.17. US politician who mocked Women’s March defeated by woman he inspired to run. A  New Jpolitician who shared a meme on Facebook during January’s Women’s March in Washington asking whether the protest would be “over in time for them to cook dinner” has been forced to eat his words. …

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Trump’s Candy Store?

Here is a good summary of how the proposed tax plan benefits the Trump family. The way that real estate properties are singled out for reduced taxation is reprehensible. Seth Hanlon’s article for the Center for American Progress (below) provides details. The “passthrough” tax repeal means that private partnerships and sole proprietors that pay taxes …

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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 not renew its funding by Sept. 30 as required by law. The CHIP program provides …

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A Road Map to Voter Empowerment

From the Friendship Missionary Baptist Social Justice Ministry: We are nearing the end of our explosive Civics 101: Now is the Time for Action…Don’t Speak About It!… Be About It! with Mr. Marcus Bass, Campaign Director, Democracy North Carolina.  Join us Sunday, October 8, 2017 @ 3:30 PM and share in this interactive setting.

‘Millions’ Fewer Would Have Coverage

‘Millions’ Fewer Would Have Coverage Under GOP Health Bill, Says CBO Analysis by Alison Kodjak, NPR Health Policy Correspondent, Science Desk   The proposal the Senate is considering that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would result in millions losing health insurance and a $133 billion reduction in the deficit by 2026, according to …

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WEEKLY CALLS FOR SEPTEMBER 25

There’s only one call request this week but it’s crucial.  Calls from across the country are makng a difference! Oppose the Graham-Cassidy Bill The deadline for passing the Graham-Cassidy (healthcare replacement bill) Bill is this Saturday, 9/30.  Even though it might appear to be an uphill battle for the bill to be passed by then, …

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Calls for Week of Sept 17

Call to oppose the Graham-Cassidy Bill, to support stabilization of the ACA, and on DACA: to insist on a legislative solution protecting Dreamers. Important phone numbers listed below! NC Senators:  Thom Tillis (202-224-6342 & 704-509-9087) Richard Burr (202-224-3154 & 800-685-8916) SC Senators:  Lindsey Graham (202-224-5972 & 804-250-1417) Tim Scott (202-224-6121 & 864-233-5366)  NC Representatives: Robert Pittenger (202-225-1976 & 704-362-1060) Alma Adams (202-225-1510 & 704-344-9950) Ted Budd (202-225-4531) …

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