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Get Involved With Our Action Teams

For information on any of our action issues, including upcoming programs, media contacts, and how to get involved, please contact the Action Team Leaders listed below and/or visit their webpage.

Environmental Issues
Program Leads: Jennifer Rubin and Eva Rogers

- Saturday, March 25, 2017. Environmental Issues Team Meeting, 10 am - noon, Chapel Hill Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27214,Room D.

- Saturday, April 1, 2017. The LWVODC Environmental Issues Team is hosting a presentation on Fracking in North Carolina, on Saturday April 1, 2017, from 10:00 AM until noon, at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr., Chapel Hill. The presentation is based on a study conducted by the Moore County League of Women Voters (LWVMC) that includes a discussion of the environmental impact of fracking, data on job creation, and potential costs to local communities. The program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

- April 29, 2017, Presentation: The Status of NC Environmental Legislation and Actions for Advocacy. NC Senator Woodard, who is a member of the Senate Agricultural/Environment/Natural Resources Committee, will speak. This comes at a time when substantial changes are being considered. Please join us for this important update and discussion from 10 am - noon, Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Gun Violence Prevention
Program Lead: Kate Douglas Torrey

Health Care & Medicaid Expansion
Program Lead: Janet Hoy

ACA's transformational reforms provide universal health care for all Americans. Children will no longer be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions, young adults can stay on their parents' health plans as dependents until age 26, Medicare participants will have annual check-ups and mammograms, and many uninsured Americans will now have health care coverage. It also include coverage of preventive care, limits on out-of-pocket costs, and a prohibition on life-time insurance caps. The ACA ensures that women can no longer be charged more for health care than men.

Public Education
Program Leads: Ruth Ann Groh and Niki Jordan

Monday, April 3, 2017, 1 pm - 2:30 pm. The next LWVODC Public Education Team Meeting. Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Meeting Room D

NC Representative Graig Meyer's November 14, 2016 presentation to LWVODC: NC Public Education and the NC Legislature, What is on the Horizon, can be watched on Youtube. Because of the length of the video, it is posted in two parts. Part 1 and Part 2

Redistricting Reform: Fair Maps/Fair Elections
Program Lead: Bev Kawalec

- Monday, April 3, 7 pm in Raleigh. Training by Wake LWV on how to talk with legislators about redistricting reform. Please contact Bev Kawalec at, if you plan to attend.

- Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, University Club in Durham. REDISTRICTING REFORM. Join us and our speaker to focus on the need for nonpartisan redistricting reform and understanding the NC redistricting legislative bills HB200/S209.

Violence Against Women
Program Lead: Krishna Mondal

Tues., April 4, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Gaps in Domestic Violence Services: Exploring Housing Options Join LWVODC members and our distinguished speakers as we discuss the prevalence of domestic violence in our community and examine ways local and state-wide service providers are tackling housing needs. Location: Chapel Hill Public Library: Meeting Room B, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC.
- Cordelia Heaney: Executive Director, Compass Center for Women and Families, Chapel Hill, NC
- Dr. Cindy Fraga Rizo: Assistant Professor, UNC School of Social Work
- Dana W. Mangum: Executive Director, NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Voter Services/Voter Protection
Program Lead: Krishna Mondal