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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
Saturday, June 1, 2019-Sunday, January 5, 2020
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001


The National Portrait Gallery is situated between 7th and 9th Streets, Northwest, and F and G Streets, Northwest, in the heart of the Penn Quarter neighborhood in downtown Washington, DC.
National Portrait Gallery Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence. National Portrait Gallery Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence will outline the more than 80-year movement for women to obtain the right to vote as part of the larger struggle for equality that continued through the 1965 Civil Rights Act and arguably lingers today. More than 120 artifacts will be on display.

Washington DC: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence event and other events in DC area

Sunday, November 3, 2019
4:00 pm
Durham's Carolina Theatre
309 W Morgan Street
Durham, NC 2771
Durham Symphony Orchestra: Concert in Celebration of the Centennial of American women's suffrage. The Durham Symphony Orchestra will present one of its most exciting concerts in recent years. It will be a joyful musical celebration of the centennial of American women's suffrage.
Monday, November 4, 2019
1:00 pm
Contact PublicEducation@lwvodc.org for location of the meeting or for further information. Public Education Action Team Monthly Meeting. Join us to discuss upcoming plans and educational issues.
Monday, November 11, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seymour Center
2551 Homestead Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516


Birch Room
LWVODC Redistricting Reform Team Meeting. The LWVODC Redistricting Reform Team regularly meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. Our meetings combine information-sharing, what is happening on the redistricting front in North Carolina, with concrete-action to advance fair voting maps in North Carolina. Our working session might include planning for future events, preparing promotional material, post carding / letter writing, etc. Join us as often as you can. The "Gerrymander Bash" will be our primary activity until Nov 16. Questions? Contact: Jennifer Bremer FairElections@lwvodc.org
Thursday, November 14, 2019
3:00 pm
Chatham Community Library
197 NC-87
Pittsboro, NC 27312
The Chatham Unit: Presentation by You Can Vote. The Chatham Unit is sponsoring a presentation by You Can Vote, a Durham-based non-partisan group. This is an educational session to provide an update on current voting laws and rules, including photo ID, and absentee voting. The League is partnering with You Can Vote for voter registration and education events -- please note that this session is not volunteer training. This event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Home2Suites Hotel
3305 Watkins Rd,
Durham, NC 27707
LWV ODC, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Civil Discourse Workshop. In the Civil Discourse workshop, you will learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Center
120 S. Estes Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Gerrymander Bash. Gerrymandering is a serious problem and we need to end it, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun at the same time! The Gerrymander Bash is a family-oriented event designed for people at all levels of gerrymandering "wokeness." We'll have party games, tattoos, and balloon animals for the kids, funny film shorts, educational mini-talks for adults and older kids, and gerrymander-themed snacks for everyone.

The event is free and open to the public. We also welcome requests from local organizations to join us and table at the event. Volunteers also welcome!

Please sign-up to work on one or more of the teams to handle detailed planning and preparation for the event.

Sunday, November 17, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Chatham Habitat for Humanity Main Office
467 West Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Environmental Issues Monthly Meeting. With the now known high levels of PFAS coming down the Haw River into Jordan Lake, we are going to address the dangerous presence of them in our everyday lives. We will learn how only one lawyer made the danger of this chemical family known to the general public, how the danger was concealed by Dupont, and his very slow process of having the EPA intervene on the public's behalf.

We will learn about the ubiquitousness of PFAS, the duration of them, the illnesses and maladies that they cause. Also, unusual places where they have been found.

Afterwards, there will be a discussion and possibility of forming an action team if there is an interest.

I hope that you can join us, this meeting will be an eye opener for those who attend.

More Information

Monday, November 18, 2019
6:00 pm
Historic Courthouse in Pittsboro. Public Hearing Set on Proposed Chatham 2021-27 Capital Improvement Plan. On Nov. 4, 2019, the Chatham County Manager's Office presented the proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) covering fiscal years 2021-27 to the Board of Commissioners. A public hearing on the proposed CIP is scheduled for Mon., Nov. 18 at 6:00 p.m. as part of the Board of Commissioners regular session in the Historic Courthouse in Pittsboro.

More information

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
5:30 pm
Join the call:

Optional dial in number: 919-766-8744
No PIN needed
LWVNC Fair Districts Webinar. The LWVNC Redistricting Reform team regularly hosts a webinar on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Note, because of Thanksgiving, this call is on Nov. 20.

The topic may address what is happening in the North Carolina legislature, Court cases, experiences of groups in other states in their efforts to achieve fair districts, etc. Join us as often as you can to stay informed and learn how you can help get Reasonable Redistricting Reform in NC!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
5:30 pm -7:00 pm
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Happy Hour!. Join us and meet with your League friends for social time and to chat about local issues! Friends and spouses are welcome.

Guest speaker: Orange County Commissioner Renee Price, who also serves as the Chair of the County's Complete Count Committee will discuss how the county is preparing for the 2020 Census.

Happy Hour! On the 3rd Wednesday of each month

Monday, November 25, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seymour Center
2551 Homestead Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516


Birch Room
LWVODC Redistricting Reform Team Meeting. The LWVODC Redistricting Reform Team regularly meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. Our meetings combine information-sharing, what is happening on the redistricting front in North Carolina, with concrete-action to advance fair voting maps in North Carolina. Our working session might include planning for future events, preparing promotional material, post carding / letter writing, etc. Join us as often as you can. The "Gerrymander Bash" will be our primary activity until Nov 16. Questions? Contact: Jennifer Bremer FairElections@lwvodc.org
Monday, December 2, 2019
1:00 pm
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting Room D
Public Education Action Team Monthly Meeting. Join us to discuss upcoming plans and educational issues.
Sunday, December 8, 2019
4:00-6:00pm
Home of Brenda Rogers Holiday Social. The Chatham Unit is holding a holiday social, co-sponsored by Brenda Rogers and Anne Triulzi. Chatham members and spouses or friends are invited. Bring a snack to share if you like. Invitations were emailed to Chatham League members. RSVP please.

Contact: brogerslwvodc@gmail.com or 919-968-0833 for further information

Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Home2Suites Hotel
3305 Watkins Rd,
Durham, NC 27707
LWV ODC, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting.
Sunday, December 15, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Durham County South Regional Library
4505 S. Alston Ave
Durham, NC 27713
Environmental Issues Monthly Meeting.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Happy Hour!. On the 3rd Wednesday of each month meet with your League friends for social time and to chat about local issues! Friends and spouses are welcome.

Guest speaker: Sherry MacQueen, LWV-NC ERA League Action Team Co-Chair will discuss recent ERA updates.

Sunday, January 19, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Environmental Issues Monthly Meeting. Guest Speaker: Lisa Sorg
Saturday, January 25, 2020
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Home2Suites Hotel
3305 Watkins Rd,
Durham, NC 27707
LWV ODC, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting.
Saturday, February 22, 2020
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Home2Suites Hotel
3305 Watkins Rd,
Durham, NC 27707
LWV ODC, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Home2Suites Hotel
3305 Watkins Rd,
Durham, NC 27707
LWV ODC, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Home2Suites Hotel
3305 Watkins Rd,
Durham, NC 27707
LWV ODC, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting.