Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

The League of Women Voters is proud of our history as a non-partisan, education-focused organization. We work hard to ensure that all of our sponsored events uphold these values by welcoming elected representatives, civic leaders, experts, and citizens from all background and affiliations to our programs and panels.

The League is and strives to remain non-partisan in all our activities, publications, and events. However, from time to time, we may cross-promote events related to our stated positions on issues even when the organization or speaker is not strictly non-partisan. This should not be taken as an endorsement from the League, but rather as encouragement for our members to become familiar with topics they might find interesting.

We believe that educating voters on a variety of topics, from a variety of perspectives, is an essential function of a healthy democracy.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, June 5, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC. 27514

Meeting Room D
Free parking
Public Education Action Team Meeting. Join us to plan future events. Interested persons are welcome to attend.
Monday, June 5, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
North Carolina General Assembly
16 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC

Room location to be announced soon.
People's Hearing on HB200 at the NC Legislature. House Bill 200 would end gerrymandering in North Carolina by establishing a nonpartisan system for drawing the state's voting maps.

The bill has 39 bipartisan co-sponsors in the NC House and is supported by an overwhelming majority of North Carolina voters.

But legislative leaders are refusing to let House Bill 200 have a hearing.

Common Cause NC is holding a People's Hearing on HB200 at the NC Legislature to let citizens voice their support for fair voting maps.

Register for the People's Hearing on HB200

If you can't join us on June 5, you can still submit a comment in favor of HB200 and Common Cause will deliver your message to legislative leaders.

Thank you for your support of fair voting maps & fair elections!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
2 pm
North Carolina General Assembly
16 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC

in the 1300 quadrant.
"I Love The ERA" Cookie Drop. The ERA-NC Alliance invites you to join the "I Love The ERA" Cookie Drop.

In an effort to alert the members of the House and Senate Rules Committees as to the importance of ERA bills H102 and S85, participants will distribute heart-shaped cookies and educational literature on why we love the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

Both bills for ratification of the ERA were sent to the rules committees, where bills frequently expire without being considered. Furthermore, the General Assembly is currently working to truncate this year's session, additionally diminishing the chances that the bills will be heard this session. Our hope is to draw the attention of our legislators to the need to pass bills out of committee favorably and inform the legislative members about the benefits of the ERA.

RSVP for this event is not required, but will assist us with planning! Click here to RSVP.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
6:30 pm
Extraordinary Ventures
200 S. Elliott Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LWVODC Annual Meeting. Please RSVP to Pam Oxendine at lwvdurhampo@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Guest Speaker will be Patrick McDonough, Manager of Planning and Transit-Oriented Development, Triangle Transit

The members will vote on the following:

The Proposed budget for 2017- 2018, the proposed 2017 - 2018 program and league officers and directors. More information

Thursday, June 15, 2017-Friday, June 16, 2017
 
  Racial Equity Institute's Workshop. Registration for the two-day workshop is $225. The person to contact is: Kim Calhoun, kimcalhoun@gmail.com, or call Dee Turner at 919-776-0563 for details.