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
Saturday, March 18, 2017
10 am - Noon
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LWVODC Board Meeting. Meeting of League Officers and Board Members
Saturday, March 18, 2017
noon - 2:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting Room A

Free parking
Voter Service and Advocacy Team Meeting. League members from Orange, Durham and Chatham counties are invited to attend this important meeting. 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!
Saturday, March 25, 2017
10 am - noon
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27214


Room D
Environmental Issues Team Meeting. Join us
Monday, March 27, 2017
6:30 pm
NC General Assembly Bldg.
16 West Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27601



NCGA House Gallery
Call to Action: Women's Mobilization Monday. The ERA-NC Alliance is calling All supporters of the ERA to mobilize following an historic development!

Join us to call for the inclusion of the female citizenry of NC in the U.S. Constitution following Nevada whose legislators made history this week, passing the Equal Rights Amendment in both chambers of their legislature after 45 years since its passage by Congress.

Currently, North Carolina has two ERA bills, H102 and S85, sitting in the Rules Committees of the House and Senate chambers. Representative Carla Cunningham and Senator Floyd B. McKissick, Jr. are the primary sponsors of the bills, respectively. Supporters are advocating that the bills be re-assigned to committees where they will become a priority to be heard.

Rep. Cunningham will recognize the work of all the women and men in the gallery to secure equal rights for women and congratulate the ten counties and municipalities in NC that have passed an ERA resolution. Adoptions of ERA resolutions are rolling across the state since record-setting numbers of women's rights advocates participated in the historic Women's March in DC in January of this year.

CONTACT: Marena Groll, ERA-NC Alliance, Co-President, info@era-nc.org for more information.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
10 am - noon
The Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Free parking is available.
Study of Fracking in North Carolina. 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.

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. Kathy Berquist and Carolyn Mealing, of the LWVMC, will present and lead a discussion on the results of their thorough study. Come with your questions on the possible impacts of fracking on the environment.

The program is free and open to the public.

Monday, April 3, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting Room C
LWVODC Public Education Team Monthly Meeting. LWV Members are welcome to join us as we plan educational and advocacy events.

Upcoming "Wear Red for Education" action days at the NC legislature are:

  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7
Monday, April 3, 2017
7 pm
Raleigh Training: How to Talk to Legislators about Redistricting Reform. Training by Wake LWV on how to talk with legislators about redistricting reform. Contact Bev Kalawalec (bevkawalec@nc.rr.com) if interested in attending.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC. 27514


Meeting Room B

Free parking
Gaps in Domestic Violence Services: Exploring Housing Options. Join LWV-ODC and our distinguished speakers as we discuss the prevalence of domestic violence in our community and examine ways local and state-wide service providers are tackling housing needs.

  • Cordelia Heaney: Executive Director, Compass Center for Women and Families, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Dr. Cindy Fraga Rizo: Assistant Professor, UNC School of Social Work
  • Dana W. Mangum: Executive Director, NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Contact Krishna Mondal (lwvmondk@gmail.com) for more information.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Club in Durham
3100 Tower Blvd, #1700
Durham, NC 27707
SPECIAL DURHAM EVENT ON REDISTRICTING REFORM. The LWVNC will be hosting an event focused on the need for nonpartisan redistricting reform. Featured speaker will be J. Walker Smith of Kantar Futures, who will talk about the path toward finding common ground (from a marketing perspective). Republican and Democrat co-sponsors of HB200/S209 (Non Partisan Redistricting) will be invited to educate attendees about this bill. RSVP will be required due to limited seating. The event is free. Click here to register.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. The program will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 8, 2017
TBD
  New Member Reception. New Members save the date. You will receive invitations with further details.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Carolina Ale House
3911 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Durham Unit Meeting. Discussion of League activities in Durham County
Saturday, April 15, 2017
10 am - Noon
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LWVODC Board Meeting. Meeting of League Officers and Board Members
Saturday, April 15, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting room D
Environmental Issues Team Meeting. Monthly meeting.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 am - noon
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Presentation: The status of NC Environmental Legislation and Actions for Advocacy. LWVODC Environmental Issues Team Will sponsor a talk by NC Senator Mike Woodard, who is a member of the Senate Agricultural/Environment/Natural Resources Committee. He will speak to us on the status of NC environmental legislation and on possible actions for advocacy. This comes at a time when substantial changes are being considered. Please join us for this important update and discussion
Sunday, April 30, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist
106 Purefoy Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

in the Community Room
Redistricting Reform: Fair Maps/Fair Elections Action Team Meeting. We invite all League members who are interested in Redistricting Reform to attend to review the background of this issue and plan the League's future actions.
Friday, May 5, 2017-Sunday, May 7, 2017
 
Downtown Marriott
304 North Greene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401


Please try to reserve your rooms by April 5th if possible.
LWVNC Convention in Greensboro. League Members of North Carolina, please join us in Greensboro for our 2017 LWVNC Convention! Read more

To register for the convention and/or make a hotel reservation, click here

FRIDAY EVENTS:
- Registration beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby
- Workshops beginning at 2:00 p.m.
- Dine Around to favorite Greensboro restaurants

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY EVENTS:
- Speakers on timely NC issues (announced soon)
- Networking lunch
- Reception and banquet
- Important League business sessions
- Lots of LWVNC updates