A HISTORIC NIGHT | CHARLOTTE’S NEWLY ELECTED CITY COUNCIL AND FIRST BLACK FEMALE MAYOR-ELECT SWEAR-IN

Vi Lyles-Charlotte Mayor
Vi Lyles | Charlotte Mayor-Elect

A HISTORIC NIGHT

Monday, December 4, 2017 is an opportunity for Citizens to join in on a historic night. The newly elected Charlotte Politicians swearing-in ceremony will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Mecklenburg County Government Center. Among those who will be swearing-in, Vi Lyles, North Carolina’s first ever African-American woman elected Mayor of the City of Charlotte. This is not only a big deal for Charlotte, but for the country as voters veer towards electing leaders focused on bringing communities together, regardless of Party Politics.



Braxton Winston
Braxton Winston | Charlotte City Council Member

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT

In addition to the Mayor, newly elected Charlotte City Council members will be among those sworn in Monday night, which includes some pretty impressive individuals. One of those members Braxton Winston, has garnered the national spotlight for his activism, and targeted focus on Police and community challenges. Most recently, a nationally known, and amazingly talented rapper and actor, ‘Common’ gave him a public shout out on Twitter, along with none other than, Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Twitter Shout Out to Braxton Winston
National Spotlight | Braxton Winston’s Shout Out from Common and Chelsea Clinton

A positive counter to much of the negative national publicity that has played out across Charlotte, North Carolina over the past several years now, that includes the divisive debate over House Bill 2, or what the media dubbed ‘The Bathroom Bill’ that rejected the notion Transgender individuals should be able to use the rest room they identify with as a Trans person. In addition, the downtown riot, and a Police shooting that took a Citizen’s life, to the ongoing voter suppression battles over GOP drawn Party territorial lines, separating voting districts in a way that constituted gerrymandering and found to be unconstitutional by the courts. Perhaps this new pool of Politicians will begin to turn such challenges around for the city. All eyes will no doubt continue to be on Charlotte, North Carolina as this new team of trailblazers takes charge and directs the city in a new progressive path of politics.

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