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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

Thursday, January 9, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Parizade
2200 W Main St
Durham North Carolina 27705
Lunch with the League. Speakers: Senator Mike Woodard and Senator Foushee will discuss Legislative Updates.

Save the date and RSVP paperless post email to be sent. (Lunch with League, 2nd Thursday ~ every other Month.)

Monday, January 13, 2020
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Seymour Center
2551 Homestead Rd. Birch Room
Chapel Hill North Carolina 25716
ODC Redistricting Reform Team Meeting. The LWVODC Redistricting Reform Team regularly meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. Contact: Jennifer Bremer: FairElections@lwvodc.org
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hickory Tavern (Hampton Inn)
370-110 E Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510


Next to the Hampton Inn, with plenty of free parking on site.
Happy Hour and Hot Topics!. Speaker: Allison Mahaley is a veteran of public education having served at schools in Alamance, Durham and Chapel Hill-Carrboro as a teacher, technology facilitator, magnet coordinator, and school administrator. She will discuss "Changing the Narrative about Public Education"

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.

Friday, January 17, 2020
2:00 pm
Chatham County Senior Center
365 NC-87
Pittsboro, NC 27312
ALL THINGS PFAS. NITA DUKES OF THE LWVODC ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES TEAM WILL BE DOING A PRESENTATION ON "ALL THINGS PFAS" IN NC AND WORLWIDE.
Friday, January 17, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:15pm
Habitat For Humanity Administration Office
467 West Street
Pittsboro North Carolina 27312
Nuts and Bolts about Voting in Chatham County. Speaker: Pandora Paschal, Director, Chatham County Board of Elections, will answer your questions about voting in Chatham County.
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, reporter and one of our contacts for our water quality report.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
5:00 - 6:00 pm
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LWVNC Fair Districts Webinar. Redistricting Reform team regularly hosts a webinar on the 4th Wednesday of the month. 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!
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.
Sunday, January 26, 2020
11:00am to 1:30pm
Halifax Mall
300 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh North Carolina 27603
Women's March in Raleigh. We encourage all League members attending to march with the League behind our banner. Your friends are welcome to march with us! For planning purposes, it would help if you register if you plan to march with us. For more information and to register to march. Sign up for carpool to March as a driver or passenger.

12:30 p.m. - Gather, connect with Community Partners, register to vote
1:00 p.m. - March steps off
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Rally featuring ~12 women leaders

Monday, January 27, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seymour Center
2551 Homestead Rd. Birch Room
Chapel Hill North Carolina 25716
ODC Redistricting Reform Team Meeting. The LWVODC Redistricting Reform Team regularly meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. Contact: Jennifer Bremer: FairElections@lwvodc.org
Monday, February 3, 2020
1:00 pm
Contact Ruth Ann Groh or Zena Alma: PublicEducation@lwvodc.org for Meeting location Public Education Action Team Monthly Meeting. Join us to discuss upcoming plans and educational issues on the first Monday of each month. Contact Ruth Ann Groh or Zena Alman for more information.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
12:00pm to 1:30pm
City Kitchen
201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill North Carolina 27514
League's 100th Birthday Celebration Luncheon. Speaker: Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, former President of LWVUS, will talk about The Power in Our Story: 100 Years and Counting.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
3:00 pm-5:30 pm
Chatham Community Library
197 NC HWY - 87N
Pittsboro North Carolina 27312
Celebrating LWV's 100 Year Anniversary. The Chatham Community Library and the Chatham Unit of the LWV Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties will co-sponsor the showing of the Golden Globe award-winning HBO film "Iron Jawed Angels."

The League of Women Voters is celebrating its 100th anniversary and the local chapter of the League invites the public to join in seeing the film, with Angelica Huston starring as the League founder Carrie Chapman Catt.

A celebration for all that women have achieved will conclude with a birthday cake in honor of the League of Women Voters 100th anniversary!

CONTACT: Brenda Rogers, League of Women Voters ODC brogerslwvodc@gmail.com for more information

"`Iron Jawed Angels' is the `Sex in the City Meets Alice Paul.' Young, hip women that fight the system and win. The movie makes these women exciting. They deserve better than the stern, forbidding expression they have in the history books." Eleanor Clift

"`Iron Jawed Angels' is anything but a dry documentary, featuring modern rock music and modern cinematography." Roxanne Roberts, Washington Post

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.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting room A
Census 2020: Let's Get Ready!. Speakers

1. Jessica Stanford, Demographic Analyst with Carolina Demography. She will give an overview of the Census and why it's important, and the consequences of undercount.

2. Renee Price, Orange County Commissioner, who heads the Census 2020 Complete Count Committee for Orange County. She will highlight the process and the logistics of the 2020 Census.

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.