Town Hall with Mayor Foxx at Mallard Creek High School

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will host a Town Hall to discuss his vision for Charlotte’s future at Mallard Creek High School on Tuesday, October 1st at 7 p.m. Organizers said Foxx will take questions from the audience after delivering brief remarks. Continue reading

E Pluribus Unum Opening Reception

The opening reception for E Pluribus Unum, a fantastic political art exhibit, will take place tonight (9-15-12) from 6-10pm at the UNCC Center City building. Continue reading

Justice for Charlotte City Workers (Week 4)

Charlotte City Workers Rally
Photo taken by WI Bail Out the People Movement, http://wibailoutpeople.org/

Today, Charlotte City Workers and their supporters will picket at the Government Center and address City Council. The Charlotte City Workers Union chapter of UE150 are continuing their major public campaign to draw attention to their demands. Today marks the fourth week of the campaign. Continue reading

Air Occupy Radio Show – RNC, DNC, and Protesters’ Rights

A radio show called Air Occupy recently broadcast a program entitled “RNC, DNC, and Protesters’ Rights.” Abi Hassen, Mass Defense Coordinator for the National Lawyers Guild discussed legal issues surrounding both conventions. Members of Occupy Tampa described preparations for the RNC. I spoke about plans for the DNC on behalf of the Coalition to March on Wall Street South. I also discussed legal obstacles our community has faced along the way. Continue reading

Town Hall with Mayor Foxx on the DNC

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will host a Town Hall to discuss preparations for the Democratic National Convention and his vision for Charlotte’s future at Johnson C. Smith University on Wednesday, August 22 at 7 p.m. Continue reading

DNC Fundraising Hypocrisy

Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx

“The People’s Convention.”
“The most open and transparent convention in history.”

We have heard Democratic National Convention organizers recite these phrases ad nauseum. What exactly is it about this convention that makes it more open and transparent than conventions past? Continue reading