According to NC Policy Watch, HB 514, may facilitate the re-segregation of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. If passed, the bill "would allow the Charlotte suburbs of Mint Hill and Matthews to operate their own charter school" and "residents of Mint Hill and Matthews would be granted enrollment preference to any charter school operated by the municipalities." Notably, Mint Hill is 73 percent white. Matthews is 78 percent white while Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools serves a student population that is only 29 percent white. Effectively, the passage of HB 514 creates a separate and distinct educational opportunity for predominantly white student bodies. Click here to learn more about HB 514 and to read the pending legislation.
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The Congressional Black Caucus on Black Women and Girls (CBCWG) is lead by co-chairs Bobbie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Robin L. Kelly (D-ILL) and Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY.) Established in March 2016, the caucus is "a group devoted to creating public policy that “eliminates significant barriers and disparities experienced by black women.” The CBCWG is the first of 430 registered congressional caucuses and member organizations that is specifically designed to center the needs of black women and girls. To learn more about the Congressional Black Caucus on Black Women and Girls and sign up for their newsletter, visit their website here.
On October 17, 2017 at 1:00pm EST, join the National Women's Law Center for a telephone briefing to discuss "pregnant women's rights in courts, in Congress with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, and in your backyard." The call will feature legal experts, organizers and community advocates about the various strategies we're using to seek justice and fairness for pregnant workers. RSVP to Sarah Brafman at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to confirm your participation and receive call-in details.
The National Women's Law Center "has worked for more than 40 years to protect and promote equality and opportunity for women and families."
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. -- Queen City Metropolitan Chapter is committed to promoting gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment. QCMC is a member of the NC Justice Center.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. -- Queen City Metropolitan Chapter Advocacy Agenda articulates our areas of focus and priorities for the 2017 - 2019 program years. Additionally, our Advocacy Agenda aligns our Chapter commitments with the advocacy priorities of our national body, ensuring cohesion with our core values and mission. As an organization dedicated to working on behalf of all Black women and girls, the document makes clear the pathways through which QCMC endeavors to foster "positive transformation in policies, programs and practices that impact the needs and concerns of Black women and girls." Click here to review our 2017 - 2019 Advocacy Agenda.