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.
NC VOTING RIGHTS IN PERIL!
The League continues to fight against the destructive effects of voter suppression while also urging full compliance with and protection of important federal laws like the National Voter Registration Act and the Voting Rights Act.
The League of Women Voters hailed US Senate passage of the comprehensive immigration reform bill. There are some troublesome items in the bill, but overall it is a positive step forward.
"The bill provides a path for immigrants to earn citizenship, and that is the single most important element of the bill," said Elisabeth MacNamara, President of the League of Women Voters of the U.S. "We believe it is essential that all in the U.S. have a clear path to the duties and responsibilities of citizenship in order to strengthen our nation and society. A dangerous precedent would be created if Congress were to create a large new subclass of people in the U.S. -- those who live here permanently but who are not required to carry the full duties and responsibilities of citizenship."
NC has long benefited from the immeasurable economic contributions of its immigrant populations. Coming from all over the world, immigrants play a vital role in the Tar Heel state as neighbors, entrepreneurs, consumers and taxpayers. Read more
THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC AND CHARTER SCHOOLS IN NC
What are the implications of new legislation on charter schools and effects of other funding plans? Come hear Helen Ladd discuss these and other general topics of public education today in NC. Professor Ladd is the Edgar T. Thompson Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Duke University. February 25, 2014, 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliot Rd., Chapel Hill. Free and open to the public.
70 New Charter Schools Apply to Open in 2014 - 16 in the Research Triangle area. Read more
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