Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
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.

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Levin Jewish Community Center
1937 West Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27705
Forum on the Environment, Sponsored by The Sierra Club. The Headwaters Group of the Sierra Club will sponsor a forum with NCGA Representative Paul Luebke on the state of the environment in NC. NCGA Senator Mike Woodard has also been invited to participate.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
2:30 - 5:00pm
Carrboro Century Center
100 N Greensboro Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
Human Relations Forum. Help represent the League's history and future at an event focusing on the role of women as citizens. Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle will present on the History of the 19th Amendment.

This will be an excellent opportunity to meet neighbors who would make great Leaguers. Contact Brenda Rogers if you would like to attend and help represent the League.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
School of Education Auditorium
H.M. Michaux Jr Building

North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville Road
Durham, NC 27707
The Economics of Education: What We Owe Our Children and Our Nation, featuring local superintendents. A panel of our local school district superintendents will discuss the impact of the NC budget on local schools at a public meeting at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

Expert participants include: Dr. Del Burns, Orange County Interim Superintendent; Dr. Tom Forcella, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Superintendent; Dr. Derrick Jordan, Chatham Superintendent and Dr. Bert L'Homme, Durham Superintendent.

The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham and the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Education are partnering to sponsor the meeting. Dr. Wynetta Lee, Dean of the School of Education at NCCU, will moderate the discussion, which will be held in the School of Education Auditorium in the H.M. Michaux Jr. building on the NCCU campus at 700 Cecil Street in Durham.

Parking is available in any of the campus lots after 5 pm, and elevator access is on the lower level of the building from the front parking lot.