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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... Continue Reading →

NCGA Special Session: What You Need to Know

This Friday, August 18, state lawmakers will begin a special session with the sole purpose of redistricting and redrawing North Carolina’s legislative maps. After a series of state and federal court rulings, the NCGA must redraw 28 legislative districts (nine Senate,... Continue Reading →

100 Days of MARCHING

One hundred days ago our world changed.  What began on January 21 with marches on Washington and Charlotte has grown into a movement of 600 women and men who are working to effect change. In the last three months, we have... Continue Reading →

An Evening of Effective Activism

By reenacting Sojourner Truth’s famous “Ain’t I a Woman” speech from 1851, Brenda Tindal of the Levine Museum of the New South relayed an inspiring message to Charlotte Women’s March about the power of collective action: “If the first woman... Continue Reading →

NC Senate Bill 554

Today is the final day that North Carolina Senators can co-sponsor Senate Bill 554, the fair redistricting bill. Please call and email your Senator now (we've made it easy) and ask them to sponsor Senate Bill 554. Why is Senate... Continue Reading →

Legislative Update & Actions Week of 3.20

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE AND ACTIONS FOR WEEK OF MARCH 20 North Carolina: Contact your NC House representatives and urge them to support House Bill 200 (nonpartisan redistricting). National: Contact your U.S. House representatives to comment on or oppose these bills: ◊ ACA... Continue Reading →

Gerrymandering Call to Action

For all who want to see fairer elections and representation, gerrymandering is a major reason why our democracy is at risk. If you are interested, a March 1 Citizens Lobby Day is being organized at the NC Legislature. Click here... Continue Reading →

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