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
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
7:30 - 9:00 pm
NC State McKimmon Conference and Training Center
1101 Gorman St.
Raleigh, NC 27695
Medicaid Reform and Expansion: A Panel Discussion. Please join us for a stimulating and multi-faceted panel discussion about the promise of Medicaid reform and the possibility of Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. Sponsored by the LWV.
Click here for details and panelist names.
Click here for flyer.

This meeting is open to the public.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sanford School of Public Policy

Visitor parking is available in the Science Drive or Bryan Center Visitor Lots on Duke's West Campus.
Beyond Gerrymandering: Impartial Redistricting for North Carolina. Ten retired judges will gather at Duke University on to launch a simulation of an independent, nonpartisan redistricting panel.

The event is the first of three that ultimately will result in a new, but unofficial, map of N.C. congressional districts. The project is designed to increase public understanding of how independent political redistricting might function in North Carolina if adopted.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., adjourning from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a press conference and private lunch.

Speakers will include experts in demography, law and policy. Read more about the speakers and event.

The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Extraordinary Ventures
200 S Elliott Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Extraordinary Ventures is across from Whole Foods. Parking and the entrance to the building are on the side of the building that does not face Elliot Road.
The view from the classroom: NC Policy and Budgeting--How do they impact public school students in their classrooms?. Local educators from the Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Chapel Hill Carrboro School Systems will discuss the impact of budgeting and policy decisions on classrooms in their districts.

Click here to visit the LWVODC Public Education webpage for details on this educational forum offered by the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties.

Public Invited

Thursday, April 28, 2016
6:00
Northwood High School
310 Northwood High School Rd
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Chatham Habitat for Humanity Adult Spelling Bee Fundraiser. Teams of four will go head-to-head for the championship title in a low-pressure adult spelling bee. Read more

Chatham County School Superintendent Dr. Derrick Jordan and NC School Superintendent June Atkinson will be attending and will call out some words to the participants. Emcee for the evening is Zach Ward, owner of DSI Comedy in Chapel Hill.

The Chatham League Unit are sponsors along with Chatham County Commissioners, UNC Health Care, Chatham Co. Sheriff's Office, Legislative Team, Mayors Team, CCCC, Durham Tech, Pittsboro Police Dept., Chatham Drug Free, Sewing Bee Club, Chatham Co. Tax Office, Willow Oak Montessori School,Chatham County Clerk of Courts Office, Chapel in the Pines, YMCA, BOLD Construction and others.

Friday, April 29, 2016
11:00 am
Hilton Garden Inn - Mayfair
6745 Rock Spring Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28405
2016 LWVNC Council. All LWVNC members are invited to attend the 2016 LWVNC Council on April 29 and 30 in the lovely city of Wilmington, with LWV-Lower Cape Fear as our hosts.

Following the 11:00-1:00 sign-in on Friday, there will be a packed agenda of stimulating speakers, workshops, caucuses, and socializing until we adjourn on Saturday at 3:00. The registration fee of $65 includes a social hour on Friday (cash bar), as well as breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Please register no later than Thursday, April 14 by paying online or by check. More Details and Registration Form

Saturday, April 30, 2016
 
Hilton Garden Inn - Mayfair
6745 Rock Spring Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28405
2016 NC Council. All LWVNC members are invited to attend the 2016 LWVNC Council on April 29 and 30 in the lovely city of Wilmington, with LWV-Lower Cape Fear as our hosts.

Following the 11:00-1:00 sign-in on Friday, there will be a packed agenda of stimulating speakers, workshops, caucuses, and socializing until we adjourn on Saturday at 3:00. The registration fee of $65 includes a social hour on Friday (cash bar), as well as breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Please register no later than Thursday, April 14 by paying online or by check. More Details and Registration Form

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
Brenda Roger's home. Contact Brenda for directions. brenda.hyde2@gmail.com Chatham Unit Happy Hour. Join Chatham Unit League members in lively conversations on League issues and planning for the June and November elections. To learn more about the Chatham Unit, contact 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