Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

The League of Women Voters is proud of our history as a non-partisan, education-focused organization. We work hard to ensure that all of our sponsored events uphold these values by welcoming elected representatives, civic leaders, experts, and citizens from all background and affiliations to our programs and panels.

The League is and strives to remain non-partisan in all our activities, publications, and events. However, from time to time, we may cross-promote events related to our stated positions on issues even when the organization or speaker is not strictly non-partisan. This should not be taken as an endorsement from the League, but rather as encouragement for our members to become familiar with topics they might find interesting.

We believe that educating voters on a variety of topics, from a variety of perspectives, is an essential function of a healthy democracy.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, May 2, 2016
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Contact Brenda Rogers (brenda.hyde2@gmail.com) for directions Voter Education Training Program for Volunteers. Chatham Voices for Justice and the League of Women Voters of Orange Durham Chatham are collaborating on voter education / registration events. Using materials from Democracy North Carolina, Vickie Shea has put together a training program for potential volunteers about the registration form, options for voting, photo ID requirements, and resources for helping voters. She will be offering this training at her home in Fearrington.

This training is fun and interactive, includes refreshments.

If you would like to participate in one of these sessions or would like more information, please contact Brenda Rogers (brenda.hyde2@gmail.com)

Thursday, May 5, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LWVODC Annual Meeting. LWVODC Annual Meeting to discuss our past year's activities and plans for a successful 2016-2017 League year. Only members will be able to vote on business items such as the 2016-2017 budget and 2016-2017 program and elect officers and board members. The business portion of the meeting will be from 6:00 - 6:45 PM. Prepare for the Annual Meeting by reading letter from our LWVODC President and click here for details on proposed program, budget and slate of officers and board members.

After our business meeting concludes, Rick Glazier, the new Executive Director of the North Carolina Justice Center, will speak about Election 2016- What's the impact on NC and what to Expect in the General Election?

Friday, May 13, 2016
10:00 - 11:30 am
Contact Brenda Rogers (brenda.hyde2@gmail.com)for directions. Voter Education Training Program for Volunteers. Chatham Voices for Justice and the League of Women Voters of Orange Durham Chatham are collaborating on voter education / registration events. Using materials from Democracy North Carolina, Vickie Shea has put together a training program for potential volunteers about the registration form, options for voting, photo ID requirements, and resources for helping voters. She will be offering this training at her home in Fearrington.

This training is fun and interactive, includes refreshments.

If you would like to participate in one of these sessions or would like more information, please contact Brenda Rogers (brenda.hyde2@gmail.com)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Contact Brenda Rogers for directions Chatham Unit Happy Hour. Meet other League members and bring friends who want to learn more about the League of Women Voters. Happy Hour will be in Brenda Roger's home.

Brenda will have a couple of bottles of wine, so bring a SMALL snack to share or another bottle of wine. Remember the rule: Take home any leftovers.

We will talk briefly about voter registration training and dates for conducting registrations. Also think about what we want to do in the fall, a meet and greet event, questions sent to candidates to be posted on our website and/or published in local paper(s), etc.

No need to RSVP. Contact Brenda (brenda.hyde2@gmail.com)for more information and directions.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
6 pm
Various events, times and locations.

Click here for more information
Week of Advocacy: Close the Medicaid Gap. Join members of the North Carolina Medicaid Expansion Coalition for Close the Medicaid Gap - Week of Advocacy

Click here for more information

Click here for registration

Patients, healthcare providers, individuals in the coverage gap, and advocates are planning a Week of Advocacy to raise public awareness about the need for North Carolina to close our Medicaid gap. Closing the gap would provide health coverage for half a million North Carolinians and create tens of thousands of jobs. Please join us for any or all of the events below!

Conference Calls: Preparing for Your Visit

Thursday, May 19th at 6 PM Conference Call - The Facts on Closing the Medicaid Gap

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
8 am - 3 pm
Various dates, events, times and locations. Click here for more information Close the Medicaid Gap Advocacy Day. Join members of the North Carolina Medicaid Expansion Coalition for Close the Medicaid Gap - Week of Advocacy

Click here for more information

Click here for registration

Patients, healthcare providers, individuals in the coverage gap, and advocates are planning a Week of Advocacy to raise public awareness about the need for North Carolina to close our Medicaid gap. Closing the gap would provide health coverage for half a million North Carolinians and create tens of thousands of jobs.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Vickie Shea's home. For directions and more information: ChathamVoices@gmail.com Chatham Voices for Justice: Voter Registration Training for Volunteers. Chatham Voices for Justice is again offering training for volunteers interested in doing voter registration and voter education. The training lasts a little over an hour and uses materials from Democracy North Carolina about the registration form, options for voting, photo ID requirements, and resources for helping voters.

The training takes place at Vickie Shea's home in Fearrington and is fun, includes refreshments, and does not use Powerpoint!

If you would like to participate in this sessions or would like more information, please reply to ChathamVoices@gmail.com. We will send confirmation and directions to Vickie's home.

More sessions will be scheduled in the coming months, so if neither of these dates works for you, don't worry - we'll send others.

Friday, June 3, 2016
10 am - 11 am
Vickie Shea's home. For directions and more information contact: ChathamVoices@gmail.com. Chatham Voices for Justice: Voter Registration Training for Volunteers. Chatham Voices for Justice is again offering training for volunteers interested in doing voter registration and voter education. The training lasts a little over an hour and uses materials from Democracy North Carolina about the registration form, options for voting, photo ID requirements, and resources for helping voters. The training takes place at Vickie Shea's home in Fearrington and is fun, includes refreshments, and does not use Powerpoint!

If you would like to participate in this sessions or would like more information, please reply to ChathamVoices@gmail.com. We will send confirmation and directions to Vickie's home.

More sessions will be scheduled in the coming months, so if neither of these dates works for you, don't worry - we'll send others.

Sunday, June 5, 2016
9 am - 3 pm
Downtown Pittsboro

Contact Brenda Rogers: Brenda.hyde2@gmail.com for location.
Chatham County Voter Registration. The Chatham League of Women Voters will register voters and provide voter education at the First Sunday Pittsboro event on June 5.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASSIST WITH VOTER REGISTRATION ON JUNE 5! Brenda Rogers: Brenda.hyde2@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Sue Anderson's at Carolina Meadows. Contact Sue for directions. sueabldr@gmail.com Chatham Unit Happy Hour. Join Chatham League members in lively discussions on League issues and planning for the November elections. To learn more about the Chatham Unit, contact Brenda Rogers: brenda.hyde2@gmail.com