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Annual "Paint the Town BLUE" Fundraising Gala

The "Paint the Town BLUE" Candidate Fundraising Gala is held every year in August and the funds raised go towards helping elect Mecklenburg County Democratic candidates. This year, the gala will be held on Thursday, August 15, at 6:30 PM at The Palmer Building, 2601 E. 7th Street, Charlotte. We hope you can join It's always a great time and it's 

We will be presenting the "Doris Cromartie Award" to the Honorable Alma Adams, United States Congresswoman representing North Carolina's 12th District.  Representative Adams' work in Congress includes supporting women's reproductive rights, sponsoring the Momnibus Act to address the maternal health crisis, and leading the fight to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act which makes it easier for women to find out about pay discrimination and prevents big corporations from retaliating against women who ask questions about their pay in relation to their male colleagues.


We are proud to have her represent North Carolina in Congress!

Doris Cromartie Award

Charlottean Doris Cromartie was a Democratic woman who worked tirelessly during the 1950s and 60s on behalf of her party and Democratic women. Her efforts coupled with her advocacy for the rights of women and children led to a career focused on instructing corporations in civil rights law, equal employment, and child nutrition.

Serving as the first ever President of the Democratic Women of North Carolina, her dream was to organize a Democratic Women's organization in each of North Carolina's 100 counties.

This iconic champion of Democratic ideals serves as a shining inspiration to the Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County, and it is for this reason that we give our distinguished award her name.

2023 "Paint the Town Blue" Fundraising Gala

Sandra Dickerson & Jane Whitley
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