Protect Immigrant Families Today

Proposed Changes Will Hurt Families, Communities Last week, the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published for public comment proposed changes to the “public charge” rules that will effectively overhaul our nation’s immigration system to restrict immigration access based on income. The proposed rules target immigrants legally seeking permanent resident status in the U.S. […]

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The March Continues! 11.1.17

CWM Newsletter      Volume 1  Number 15       October 30, 2017.        Thanks to Laura Meier and Kay Etheridge for organizing the Racial Justice Group’s meeting on October 12, 2017, at Warehouse 242. TOUSSAINT ROMAIN, public defender and racial justice activist, spoke to 75 participants about CommonUnity—Time to Work Together- racial […]

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The March Continues! 10.7.17

Volume 1, Number 14  October 7, 2017 Thanks to all who attended our Fall General Meeting on September 19, 2017. More than 75 members and guests heard Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe, MD, discuss: Everybody In and Nobody Out; Health Care for All. We learned about a system that will provide affordable health care by building […]

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The March Continues 9.14.17

Although it felt like the end of the world as we know it, the total eclipse did not change things. Instead, our President’s actions on Charlottesville and DACA show that we need to continue to stand strong in support of equality for all. So we dug in our heels and went back to work. Please join us Tues, […]

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Immigration: Help Make a Difference

In response to the high number of deportations coming from the Charlotte Immigration Courts, when compared to the rest of the nation, the ACLU Charlotte chapter has begun training volunteers to serve as local court observers in Charlotte’s Immigration Court. Charlotte only grants asylum in 25% of the cases while in NYC asylum is granted […]

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Now more than ever we are fighting for what our country represents. Celebrate America!

Congratulations ALL for your part in stopping Mitch McConnell and his reprehensible Trumpcare bill. But we must be vigilant. The Senate Republicans went to the White House to discuss strategy with the president and we know it only takes a keg party in the Rose Garden to make these frat boys fold. CONTINUE TO CALL […]

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Immigrant Court Observer Project

A message from Lisa Wielunski, Team Leader, ACLU Charlotte Immigrant Rights Team. The ACLU’s Charlotte chapter is looking for volunteers to serve as local court observers in Charlotte’s Immigration Court.  In a jurisdiction with some of the lowest asylum grant rates in the nation, the presence of volunteers would foster fairness and consistency in the courtroom. Volunteers will: […]

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“Delores” kicks off DAFF

Dolores, a film about farm worker organizer, Dolores Huerta, opened the Define American Film Festival at the Harvey B. Gantt Center Thursday evening, May 11.  A panel discussion after the film included Paola Mendoza, one of founders of the Women’s March on Washington.  CWM’s Jane Shaefer and Emily Stephenson-Green attended and had the privilege of […]

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CWM Newsletter 5.7.17

Wow! What an Impressive Array of Actions! Although we had a setback this week when the House of Representatives voted for the awful Trumpcare bill, we must fight on and regard this act as revealing the heart of the GOP, which does not reflect its rhetoric. Since it has been 100 days since our world […]

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