Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 17514
We will meet in meeting room A.
At each monthly meeting, we will have an update on what is happening in the legislature and courts, reporting on our assignments, and organizing for further action.
The League of Women Voters believes responsibility for redistricting preferably should be vested in an independent special commission, with membership that reflects the diversity of the unit of government, including citizens at large, representatives of public interest groups, and members of minority groups.
The Follow-the-Money Research Project is being directed by Jennifer Bremer as the leader of the LWV-NC Fair Elections Action Team. The tasks are to identify contributors and supporters of Republican legislators; invite these contributors and supporters to become part of a coalition to talk with legislators about reform; and work with the coalition to produce reform.
Speakers Bureau Project. The State League has produced a Power Point that is available to all local Leagues to serve a basis for a presentation. This project will research diverse groups to speak to and will make presentations to these groups. Suzana Dancy and Becky Winders will lead this group.
Members of the Fair Elections Action Team participated in several activities over the past month.
- Four ODC members of the GA Lobbying Team attended the end-of-year review of the team's work on redistricting.
- Jennifer Bremer gave an informal talk on the status of redistricting reform at the monthly Orange County happy hour
- Mary Russel Roberson reported on her legislative activity to the Durham Unit.
- Several ODC members participated in the two meetings/hearings held by the NCGA's joint House and Senate redistricting committees in preparation for the upcoming Covington partial redistricting.
If HB200 & SB209 are not signed into law during in this legislative session, the LWVNC Fair Elections League Action Team will explore and evaluate possible alternatives to those two companion bills that might, perhaps, more adequately serve our diverse populations.