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Republican – QNotes

2019: The Year In Review

News and Stories from Across the Nation

Unlike last year, LGBTQ issues did not figure as prominently in the news media. But don’t be fooled. Donald Trump and his administration have been hard at work, gutting nearly every protection put in place by former President Barack Obama.

LGBTQ protections intensify under Trump administration

Beyond the Carolinas

Lambda Legal released the third edition of their annual report of judicial nominees revealing the extent to which the Trump-Pence administration, with the help of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has filled the federal judiciary with an “unprecedented number of unqualified, extremist judges whose records reveal deep hostility for the rights of LGBT people, women, immigrants and other vulnerable populations,” the organization said.

Government 101

How the City of Charlotte Runs and Who Runs It

Charlotte is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Charlotte metropolitan area is home to about 2.4 million people. In other words, running the city means making policy decisions that impact a lot of people.

Charlotte’s Ballot Box

Upcoming Special Elections and Primaries

On Sept. 10, a primary election for the offices of mayor and city council will take place in Charlotte, N.C. plus a special election in the 9th Congressional District. A primary runoff is scheduled for Oct. 8 should the need arise. The city’s general election for mayor, and city council will take place on Nov. 5.

District 9 GOP hopefuls tow anti-LGBTQ line

Rhetoric Often Negative, Degrading

The do-over election in North Carolina’s ninth District … now includes two front runners, one who was endorsed by former candidate Mark Harris, an anti-LGBTQ Baptist pastor, and one who for years has blatantly targeted the LGBTQ community.