This year’s failed LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination effort was among the questions asked of voters in a Charlotte Observer poll — and the responses highlight and confirm the contention and division we saw over the effort earlier this year.
A mutual slate of endorsed Charlotte City Council candidates released by three local, state and national LGBT groups this week isn’t being accepted at face value by all LGBT residents or allies.
The Mecklenburg LGBT Political Action Committee (MeckPAC) has released their full primary election voter guide, including an endorsement for mayoral candidate and incumbent Dan Clodfelter and tips on the receptiveness of other candidates running for City Council.
I’ve seen questions surface on exactly how three local, state and national LGBT groups chose their mutual slate of endorsed at-large and district City Council candidates. Here are five facts drilling into how the choices, along with some analysis and commentary on my part.
Representatives of three LGBT advocacy groups announced their endorsements of City Council candidates at a press conference Wednesday morning, throwing their weight — and money — behind four at-large Democratic candidates and several candidates in contested district races.
Three LGBT advocacy groups will launch a new electoral campaign in Charlotte at a joint press conference on Wednesday morning. Leaders with the effort say they’re confident they’ll be able to turn out the support and votes to sway this year’s Charlotte City Council election — all in the aftermath of March’s failed LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance vote.
On Thursday evening, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Pat Cotham shared on Facebook a hand-drawn map analyzing, by precinct, the results of the at-large commissioner election earlier this month.
Tuesday is Election Day, and for the first time in a decade, the chances of an openly gay or lesbian candidate being elected to the North Carolina General Assembly are slim to none.