Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, November 1, 2014
11:00am
1910 Sedwick Drive
Suite 300-B
Durham, NC
Durham Unit Launch Lunch. LWV ODC will be forming a Durham Unit to bring together members living in and working on Durham issues. Please join us for a lunch to meet your neighbors and begin the conversation on this group's goals.

Pam Oxendine will be hosting this meeting at her event facility. Please bring $15 for a catered lunch.

RSVP to Brenda Rogers if you plan to attend or would like more information.

Monday, November 17, 2014
 
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
Advocating for Voter Protection. A panel will discuss effective approaches for advocating for voter protection. Addressing the topic from their unique perspectives will be Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, past president of the national League of Women Voters, who has recently moved to Chatham County; Mary Klenz, coordinator of the state League's Public Advocacy for Voter Protection project, LWVNC board member, and past LWVUS board member; and NC Representative Larry Hall from Durham.
Monday, November 17, 2014
6:30 - 7:30pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
Effective Approaches for Advocating Voter Protection. The League will sponsor a panel to discuss effective approaches for advocating for voter protection. Three speakers will address the topic from their unique perspectives: NC Representative Larry Hall of Durham; Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, past president of the national League of Women Voters and LWVODC member; and Mary Klenz, coordinator of the state League's Public Advocacy for Voter Protection project, LWVNC board member, and past LWVUS board member.

The program is part of the League's statewide initiative, funded in part by a grant from the League of Women Voters of the United States to build support among Leagues for educating the community about the North Carolina voter law and its impact.

The program is free and open to the public, and reservations are not required. Parking is available.

Friday, December 12, 2014
11:45am
Carolina 1663 Restaurant
Sheraton Hotel
1 Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
Holiday Lunch. Please join your fellow League members for our holiday celebration!

We will have a holiday luncheon buffet for $15, followed by a program on advocating for senior citizens.

Anne Kissel, who is the Chatham County delegate to the Senior Legislature and League member, will talk about the legislative agenda adopted to support senior citizens. Representative Verla Insko, League member, will from the legislative perspective.

RSVP by Monday, December 8, to Brenda Rogers at Brenda.hyde2@gmail.com or call 919-968-0833. Pay at the door with cash or check made out to LWVODC.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
6:30 - 7:30pm
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
The Realities and Benefits of Medicaid Expansion. The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties will sponsor another in a series of discussions on health care in North Carolina on Tuesday, January 6, from 6:00 to 7:30pm, at the Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill. The program is free and open to the public. Parking is available.

Janet Hoy, Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties, will provide an update on the Affordable Care Act and on efforts to expand Medicaid in North Carolina. Marci White, Executive Director, Mental Health America of the Triangle, will discuss the status of mental health care in North Carolina and the potential impact of Medicaid expansion.

The program is part of the League's statewide initiative to educate the community about the fiscal realities of Medicaid expansion and to encourage the State Legislature to reconsider expanding Medicaid in North Carolina.