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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.
In July 2013, North Carolina lawmakers passed the Voter Information Verification Act, known more commonly as voter ID. It's a controversial law that was ultimately struck down in federal court for being unconstitutional. Nearly four years later, state legislators are now working on another voter ID bill that would be taken to voters as a constitutional amendment, according to sources.
Republicans widely support voter ID, and Democrats - making up a small minority - would likely not be needed to approve a measure. In July 2013, North Carolina lawmakers passed the Voter Information Verification Act, known more commonly as voter ID. It's a controversial law that was ultimately struck down in federal court for being unconstitutional. Nearly four years later, state legislators are now working on another voter ID bill that would be taken to voters as a constitutional amendment, according to sources.
Republicans widely support voter ID, and Democrats - making up a small minority - would likely not be needed to approve a measure. READ MORE
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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.
Membership dues can be paid online or by check.
Join the League of Women Voters, where . . .
- Your hands-on work to safeguard democracy leads to civic improvement.
- You have volunteer opportunities to promote voter education.
- You have opportunities for civic involvement.
- You can be directly involved in shaping the important issues to keep our community strong.
- Your membership dues are supporting League actions in creating an informed electorate.
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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
On June 5, 2017, The United States Supreme Court told the state of North Carolina that it would not review a lower court ruling saying that 28 legislative districts were racially gerrymandered. This decision by the country's highest court means that the NC General Assembly will have to redraw those districts.
On May 22, 2017, the US Supreme Court affirmed a lower court ruling that the NC General Assembly had in 2011 racially gerrymandered two Congressional districts.
Statement from the North Carolina Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform
"These two lawsuits are among more than forty instances where a court has had to intervene in NC redistricting since 1980. North Carolina needs to change the way it does redistricting. We need a nonpartisan process that allows citizens to decide who represents them, not one that permits legislators to choose who their voters will be."
It is time for the NC General Assembly to act after decades of doing nothing. House Bill 200, and its companion bill Senate Bill 209, would establish a fair and nonpartisan system that eliminates party politics and political deal making. This legislation puts voters back into game and ends the decades of expensive litigation."
- Wednesday September 6, 2017, Board of Elections Panel Discussion
Learn about North Carolina's procedures for purging voter rolls, verification of voter registration, selection of early voting sites, and more. The public is invited to a panel discussion with the Board of Elections directors from Chatham (Pandora Paschal), Durham (Derek Bowens) and Orange (Tracy Reams) Counties, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties.
The discussion will be held at the Chapel Hill Public Library, located at 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill. Come at noon with a brown-bag lunch, beverages will be provided. The 90 minute program will begin promptly at 12:30 PM, is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.
- Don't Let Our Democracy Collapse. New York Opinion article by Richard Hasen
LWVODC Education Fund Learn More
- 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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