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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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- The NC League is a proud sponsor of the Women's March on Raleigh on January 21, held in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington. We will gather at City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in front of the Marriott at 10:30 am. The march will begin at 11:00 am, heading to Moore Square for the rally. Follow along on Facebook and Twitter for updates as the event nears. Link to downloadable flyers. #WomensMarchOnRaleigh
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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
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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.
The LWVUS Board of Directors met this past weekend and discussed whether the League should participate officially in the planned Women's March on Washington, January 21, 2017. The board considered feedback from the State Presidents call, the State Presidents/ED listserv, and the State Executive Director calls to inform its decision. We also considered information about the March available online. After a thoughtful discussion weighing the pros and cons, the board decided that LWVUS is not planning to officially participate in the Women's March. We believe in the freedom of assembly as a cornerstone of our open democracy. We support political activism and encourage people across the United States to let their voices be heard. If League members wish to attend this event, we do not discourage it. We kindly request that League members do not wear League buttons or carry League signs in this march. We will monitor the organization of this event and if additional information emerges before January 21 that indicates it will be a non-partisan diverse, and inclusive event, the LWVUS may reconsider its decision.
Chris Carson, President/Chair
League of Women Voters of the United States
League of Women Voters Education Fund
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