Voter Registration

The Untapped Voting Power of Single Women

by KALENA THOMHAVE of The American Prospect Unmarried women are less likely than their married counterparts to register and to vote but they could be a key Democratic voting bloc in November if candidates get moving to address their issues. A new report from the Washington-based Voter Participation Center, an organization that registers voters and studies voting habits, finds that …

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Betty Chafin Rash Knows the Power of the Polls

Prominent Charlotte civic and political leader Betty Chafin Rash is this week’s CWM Woman in the Spotlight. She shared her thoughts on the 2018 political season and how we might plug in, both locally and across the state. Power to the Polls is this year’s national and local Women’s March commitment theme, putting our CWM …

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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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CWM Early Voting Guide

It’s not too late to REGISTER TO VOTE for the upcoming           Mecklenburg County General Election. You can register to vote AND vote during the early voting period—ONE STOP VOTING. You will NOT be able to register to vote on the day of the election, November 7, 2017. EARLY VOTING PERIOD: October …

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Your Primary Vote is Important! Learn More about the Candidates!

With elections near, voters invited to South CLT Candidate Forum Thursday Forum features Q&A with 18 candidates for Charlotte City Council and Mayor  With Charlotte’s primary elections approaching, 13 candidates for city council and 5 candidates for mayoral posts will answer questions Thursday, Aug. 31, at the South CLT Candidate Forum, moderated by former WSOC …

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Campaign Staffer Training

It’s impossible to know how many great candidates would have won their election if only they’d had trained staff. Who’s to say what the political landscape would look like now? This is why trained campaign staff is CRUCIAL to winning. Our Jamie Kirk Hahn Academy for campaign staff has already trained 87 staffers who have …

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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 state of North Carolina to show how it has become a bellwether for the use …

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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 http://www.charlotteobserver.com/latest-news/article150397682.html Let your senator know that we are disgusted by this extreme partisanship and that …

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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 latest- State Budget Update Unfortunately the Senate budget is more of what we’ve come to …

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Call to action for Union County

ACTION ALERT: IT STARTS HERE!!! To all registered Democrats in Union County- if you are looking for making a difference in the democratic party- whether it be through elected officials, NC Democratic platform or DNC chair, we need you!!! Attached is a document containing the dates and times of the 2017 Annual Democratic Precinct Meetings. …

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Voter Registration

Initial Meeting Notes: February 7, 2017 Summary: Items requested by the CWM leadership were reviewed: A list of relevant websites was developed and several people volunteered to monitor them and post information on the CWM FaceBook page and forward information to the facilitators of the CMW blog, once it is up and running.  (All interest group …

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