Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, April 11, 2014-Sunday, April 13, 2014
Mountain Lodge and Conference Center
42 McMurray Road
Flat Rock, NC 28731
League of Women Voter of North Carolina Council 2014. The NC League of Women Voters will hold its annual Council gathering April 11 - April 13 in Flat Rock, NC. This meeting offers the League a great opportunity to come together as state leaders, to discuss the issues facing our democracy and how together we can address those issues. It also provides you the opportunity to access training and leadership development sessions to support you as state League leader.

See more information, including a preliminary schedule, here.

Please register for this program by April 1. Download the registration form here.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Hillside High School Auditorium
3727 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
Durham School Board Candidates Forum. The League of Women Voters, the Durham Interneighborhood Council (INC) and the Durham Council of PTAs are sponsoring a Forum for candidates for School Board in the upcoming May 6 election. The Forum will be Tuesday, April 22 at 7 pm at Hillside High School Auditorium.

Candidates will respond to questions from the sponsoring organizations and from the audience. None of the sponsors endorses candidates, so this is your chance to make you own decision before the start of early voting on April 24. John Martin of INC will be the moderator.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Hibachi Grill
4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Earth Day Program on Environmental Legislation in NC. In a celebration of Earth Day, the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties will sponsor a voter education program on environmental issues. The program will take place on Wednesday, April 23, from 11:45am to 1:15pm, at the Hibachi Grill in Oak Creek Village on Highway 15-501 (Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard). The program is open to the public.

Abby Bishop, Public Outreach Organizer of the North Carolina Conservation Network, and Haw Riverkeeper Elaine Chiosso will discuss the impact of new legislation from the 2013 session on the environment.

The North Carolina Conservation Network is a statewide network of more than 90 environmental, community, and environmental justice organizations focused on protecting North Carolina's environment and public health. The League is an affiliate of the Network.

The Haw River Assembly has as its mission to promote environmental education, conservation, and pollution prevention and to speak as a voice for the River in the public arena.

Attendees may purchase a buffet lunch for $10, payable to the LWV-ODC at the door.

Reservations are not required.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Chapel Hill Public Library
Meeting Room A
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Medicaid Expansion in NC: A Discussion. The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties will sponsor a discussion of Medicaid expansion on Tuesday, April 29. 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.

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

This event was originally scheduled for April 8, and has been re-scheduled for April 29.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Extraordinary Ventures
200 South Elliot Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Program on Judicial Elections in NC. In a celebration of Law Day, the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties will sponsor a voter education program on judicial elections in North Carolina.

Catharine Arrowood, President-elect of the North Carolina Bar Association, will discuss the challenges in the current method of judicial selection and what the Bar Association is doing to address the issues. Ms. Arrowood is a partner with Parker Poe, Adams & Bernstein and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. She also serves as an arbitrator and mediator and was chosen by the North Carolina Bar Association to receive its Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer award in 2011.

The League of Women Voters Annual Meeting will follow the program. Non-members are welcome to remain for the Meeting and learn more about the League's plans for the coming year.

Reservations are not required. The program is open to the public. Admission and parking are free.

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Orange County Public Library
Meeting Room
137 Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278
History of NC Politics: Discussion with Tom Eamon. Come discuss the history of North Carolina Politics from 1940 through the present with Tom Eamon, author of The Making of a Southern Democracy. Eamon's clear and informative book traces the racial tensions, student demonstrations and other major upheavals in our state and argues that our turbulent times have actually helped to build a better society. This event is co-sponsored by LWV of ODC, Purple Crow Bookstore and Friends of the Library.