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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization, which
encourages informed and active participation in government. It does not support candidates or political parties.
It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
SEMINAR: WOMEN In GOVERNMENT: HOW TO GET INVOLVED, VOLUNTEER, BECOME OR SUPPORT A CANDIDATE
The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties is hosting a seminar on Women in Government: How to Get Involved, Volunteer, Become or Support a Candidate.
The seminar, which commemorates the 97th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters, will be held on Saturday March 11, 2017, from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill. Free parking is available. Pre-registration required. Registration fee includes lunch. More Details
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- MESSAGE FROM LWVUS PRESIDENT:
On Saturday, January 21, 2017 millions of women and men gathered--in the streets of Washington, in cities and towns across the United States, in countries around the world--to demand their voices be heard.
The Women's March was a powerful, inspiring event--but even before the crowds had begun to disperse, the crucial question was asked: What next? Read More
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- The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham (LWVODC) counties supports informed and active participation in our democracy. We stand with all Americans who care about a free and open democracy. Any person 16 years or older may join the LWV.
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- Federal Judges ordered new NC legislative maps, special election: RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Federal judges ordered the North Carolina legislature to redraw its own districts by March 15, 2017 to replace ones the judges previously struck down and to hold a special election using the new maps in November 2017.
The ruling also means those elected to the state House and Senate in November 2016, in districts where boundaries now will be altered, would serve just one year, not two as expected. Read more
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- GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The Environmental Issues Team of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties is hosting a presentation on Fracking in North Carolina, on Saturday April 1, 2017, from 10:00 AM until noon, at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr., Chapel Hill.
The presentation is based on a study conducted by the Moore County League of Women Voters (LWVMC) that includes a discussion of the environmental impact of fracking, data on job creation, and potential costs to local communities. The program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.
ACTION ALERT: STOP THE REPEAL of ACA!
ACA's transformational reforms provide universal health care for all Americans. Children will no longer be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions, young adults can stay on their parents' health plans as dependents until age 26, Medicare participants will have annual check-ups and mammograms, and many uninsured Americans will now have health care coverage. It also includes coverage of preventive care, limits on out-of-pocket costs, and a prohibition on life-time insurance caps. The ACA ensures that women can no longer be charged more for health care than men.
NC Representative Graig Meyer's November 14, 2016 presentation to LWVODC: NC Public Education and the NC Legislature, What is on the Horizon, can be watched on Youtube. Because of the length of the video, it is posted in two parts. Part 1 and Part 2
March 18, noon - 2pm. Voter Service and Advocacy Team Meeting. League members from Orange, Durham and Chatham counties are invited to attend this important meeting at the Chapel Hill Public Library, meeting room A. An overview of voter service activities in each of the counties will be presented and plans will be discussed for advocacy work in each of the counties. If you are interested in working with election related issues, this is the meeting to attend and find out how you can help plan for the coming year!
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- The LWVODC Education Fund works to encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in government and to increase understanding of major public policy issues.
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