Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
4:00 - 6:00pm
Bean & Barrel
50100 Governors Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Happy Hour in Chatham County. Don't let Tobacco Road have all the fun! Join your fellow Chatham League members for an informal happy hour on October 15.

The Bean and Barrel in Governors Village has happy hour on Wednesdays from 4-6 pm with half price wine and appetizers for $5. We have reserved the private room in the back for our first League happy hour on Wednesday, October 15, from 4-6 pm. Drop in when you can. And please invite friends who might be interested in learning more about the League, and invite your spouses or partners to come to. Remember: The League is NOT for Women Only! No reservations needed, just come!

Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:00am
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
"Take the Money! The Real Facts about Medicaid Expansion," sponsored by the AAUW. Janet Hoy, Vice-President of LWVODC, will present a program on the Affordable Car Act and Medicaid Expansion. With over 300,000 North Carolinians too poor to qualify for subsidized coverage through the Marketplace but not eligible for Medicaid, North Carolina has a decision on whether to expand the scope of Medicaid to cover these citizens and have it largely paid for by the federal government. Janet will review the law and discuss options other states have taken that offer potential opportunities for North Carolina.

This program will be presented by the American Association of University Women, but it open to any interested in the topic. It will be held at the Chapel Hill Public Library.

Sunday, October 26, 2014
8:30 - 12:00pm
First Presbyterian Church
305 East Main Street
Durham, NC
Durham County Domestic Violence Summit. The League will be working with the Durham Crisis Response Center, Legal Aid of North Carolina, and other groups to address the issues related domestic violence in our area. Please join this important conversation as we find a way to make a difference.

Panel discussion with focus on the role of early responders and investigators, the judicial process, and policy, political, and community responses to domestic violence.

If you plan to attend this summit, RSVP to Nina Asante (nasante (at) durhamcrisisresponse.org).

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.