Power to the Polls

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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Women Voters Propel Democratic Takeover of U.S. House

Press Release from The Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics Rutgers University–New Brunswick Women Voters Propel Democratic Takeover of U.S. House of Representatives; Large Gender Gaps Apparent in Most 2018 Senate and Gubernatorial Races  Election Day polls suggest that the preferences of women voters fueled the Democratic takeover of the U.S. House in the …

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The Women’s Wave Rocked The Vote

A message from Melba Evans, President, NOW Charlotte Tuesday November 6, 2018 was a historic day! More women ran for office in 2018 than ever before and more women won! Voters were determined more than ever to elect feminists to positions of leadership. We have ushered in the most diverse Congress in history with huge wins …

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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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Carolyn Eberly Featured in Time Magazine

Time’s cover story is all about “The Wave Makers: How the Outraged Got Organized.”  And there looking back at us from a two page spread (pp.22-23) is Waxhaw-based Carolyn Eberly and her Indivisible NC 9 cohorts who “have been knocking on doors since February.”  It is a story of “Boots on the Ground “ that …

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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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Pay Extra Attention to Mecklenburg’s 18 Legislative Races

by Mary Hopper As you see the rushed decisions and their far reaching, and sometimes unintended, consequences being generated in Raleigh, we hope you have allowed some time to educate yourself on the state legislative races that will be decided on November 6. Even better, we hope you are contributing time and money to your …

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Meck BOCC Races Merit Your Attention

County Commission incumbents move on to Nov. 6 election, but change is still possible in three district races. by Mary Hopper On May 8, all the incumbent At-large Democrat County Commissioners won their nominations and only face one Republican challenger, Jeremy Brasch.  That means the Commission will not have the millennial sweep of the City …

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YOU can make a difference in the midterm elections!

by Frances Thompson Recognizing that Charlotte Women’s March has some 2,300 members who would like to make an impact on the November mid-term elections and that candidates are looking for volunteers, CWM has gathered information to help both groups meet their needs. CMW reached out to all of the candidates who have contact information on …

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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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