Making Democracy Work

Past Calendar

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
5:30 pm reception - 6:30 pm discussion
UNC-CH William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
100 Friday Center Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC

Parking: Free parking in the Friday Center Guest Lot
The Modern Day Women's Movement Past, Present, & Future: Women's Organizations' Roles on Campus and in Communities. Ms. Kennedy Bridges, summer intern with ERA-NC Alliance, will be a guest panelist at this upcoming event. The event will be hosted by Frank Stasio of WUNC Radio, with a live recording for The State of Things.

Kennedy will have an opportunity to speak to the work that she and Mary Margaret Wright accomplished as interns to include work with the NC Campus 4 ERA program, co-sponsored by ERA-NC Alliance and NC4ERA: A Project of NC NOW.

This event is free and open to the public but YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND.

More info

Register here

Monday, October 9, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chapel Hill Town Hall
405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Chapel Hill Town Council Chamber

Free parking is available on site
Chapel Hill Mayor and Councilmen Candidate Forum. The Orange Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties, the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools PTA Council, and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP are co-sponsoring a forum for the public to hear from the

Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a question and answer period, and then closing remarks. The forum is free and open to the public and free parking is available.

Follow on Twitter: #CHvote2017

Monday, October 9, 2017
6:00 pm
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
New Member Orientation. If you have not attended before, please join us. We will touch on League history, structure, mission and local/state activities. Pick up your copy of LWVUS Impact on Issues.
Friday, October 6, 2017
10 am
Fearrington Village
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Email Vickie Shea (victoria.shea32@yahoo.com) for exact location.
Voter Registration & Information Training. Join the League in helping voters get the information they need to register and vote! New volunteers must have completed voter registration & information training by the time of their first shift; previously trained volunteers are welcome to come for a refresher.

OPPORTUNITIES TO REGISTER VOTERS On selected Fridays, LWVODC is sponsoring voter registration drives at the UNC Children's Hospital, Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden, 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill. To join us in registering voters, sign up for the dates and shift(s) that work for you.

The Chatham County Unit will have a table for voter registration & information at Nov. Pittsboro First Sunday. Newly-trained volunteers will work with an experienced LWV member to staff these tables. To join us, sign up for the dates and shift(s) that work for you

Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central Carolina Community
400 Progress Boulevard
Siler City, NC 27344-303

Rooms 230-232
Siler City Candidates Reception. The Chatham Unit of the League of Women Voters is holding a reception for the public to meet the candidates running for the Siler City Mayor and Board of Commissioners in the November 7 election.

Each candidate may take 5-10 minutes to give his or her priorities and reasons for seeking the office. The League will provide refreshments, and the event is free with ample parking.

Contact Brenda Rogers at brenda.hyde2@gmail.com or 919-968- 0833 for further information about the forum.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Help is needed with setting up the room, greeting attendees, registering voters, providing refreshments and cleaning up. To see specific tasks needed and volunteer to help, click here

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
4 pm - 6 pm
Tobacco Road
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Orange Unit Happy Hour... Drop in during Happy Hour, Meet Other League Members, & Receive Updates on League Activities, Events, Positions, and Legislative Interests. Non-League Members Welcomed.
Monday, October 2, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carrboro Town Hall
301 W Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510


Main Meeting Room
Carrboro Candidates Forum. The Orange Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties, the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools PTA Council, and the UNC Graduate and Professional Student Federation are co-sponsoring a forum for the public to hear from the candidates for Carrboro Mayor and Alderman.

Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a question and answer period, and then closing remarks. The forum is free and open to the public and free parking is available.

Follow on Twitter: #carrvote2017

Monday, October 2, 2017
1:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Public Education Action Team Meeting. Monthly meeting.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Downtown Pittsboro
9 Hillsboro St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Voter Registration & Information. The Chatham County Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties will have a table for voter registration & information at Pittsboro First Sundays (September 3, October 1, and November 5).

League volunteers must receive training to register voters. Newly-trained volunteers will work with an experienced LWV member to staff these tables.To sign up for training and to choose the dates and times you would like to volunteer, click here

Monday, September 25, 2017
7:00 pm
Fearrington Village
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Email Vickie Shea (victoria.shea32@yahoo.com) for exact location.
Voter Registration & Information Training sessions.. Join the League in helping voters get the information they need to register and vote! New volunteers must have completed voter registration & information training by the time of their first shift; previously trained volunteers are welcome to come for a refresher.

OPPORTUNITIES TO REGISTER VOTERS On selected Fridays, LWVODC is sponsoring voter registration drives at the UNC Children's Hospital, Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden, 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill. To join us in registering voters, sign up for the dates and shift(s) that work for you.

The Chatham County Unit will have a table for voter registration & information at Oct. and Nov. Pittsboro First Sundays and at the Sept. 16 Hispanic Heritage Festival in Siler City. Newly-trained volunteers will work with an experienced LWV member to staff these tables. To join us, sign up for the dates and shift(s) that work for you

Saturday, September 23, 2017
11:00 am
Umstead Park
399 Umstead Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Learn About the Haw Watershed. Haw River assembly and the LWVODC are sponsoring an informal discussion on watershed concerns followed by a stream monitoring in Bolin Creek. Where does our drinking water come from? What are the issues of our watershed? What can I do to protect water resource?

Contact emily@hawriver.org for more information. RSVP appreciated but not required.

Friday, September 22, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
UNC Children's Hospital
101 Manning Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden
Voter Registration at UNC Children's Hospital. Join us in registering voters! Sign up for the shift(s) that work for you.

All voter registration volunteers must have had voter registration training. Check voter registration training dates August 25 and 29 on calendar for location and time for training.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
12 noon - 1:00 pm
Saladelia Cafe
Parkway Plaza
4201 University Drive
Durham, NC 27707
Lunch with the League. Topic: We are the traffic. What do we do about it?. Join us for Lunch with the League. Natalie Murdock, convener of the LWVODC Transportation Study Group, will speak about transportation issues. The title of her presentation is "We are the traffic. What do we do about it?

Members and guests welcome, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to Kathy Wright, kaw22lwv@gmail.com, or 919-943-9167. Once your RSVP is received, Kathy will send you details about how to order your lunch and answer any questions you may have.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Siler City
200 N. Chatham Avenue
Siler City, NC 27344
Voter Registration & Information. League members will be registering voters at the Hispanic Heritage Festival in Silver City.

All voter registration volunteers must have had voter registration training. Check voter registration training dates August 25 and 29 on calendar for location and time for training.

If you have Spanish Language familiarity, please consider Signing-Up to Volunteer

Saturday, September 16, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chatham Community Library
197 NC Hwy 87 N
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Meeting in Holmes Room
The Chatham Unit Fall Kick-Off Event. Join us for the Chatham Unit Fall Kick-Off. Our guest speaker will be Representative Robert Reives, who will update Chatham Unit members on redistricting legislation, any anticipated changes to voting laws or courts (slimming/packing), and other serious issues in the NC General Assembly that should be in the public domain. The business meeting agenda will also include the following items:

- Candidate Forum staffing needs
- Organizing the Chatham County Observer Corps

Help is needed with setting up the room, providing refreshments, and cleaning up. To see specific tasks needed and volunteer to help, click here:

Saturday, September 16, 2017
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Downtown Durham League Activity at Durham's CenterFest Arts Festival. LWVODC invites all League members to volunteer at our LWVODC booth at the CenterFest Arts Festival in downtown.

We will need at least 2 "outreach volunteers" to cover each 2 hour shift. We will be talking about our action team positions and activities (education, healthcare, environment, redistricting, violence against women, gun violence prevention, transportation, immigration). We will also need volunteers to set up and close the booth.

Let us know if you will be joining us in promoting the LWV by signing up at SignUPGenius

Friday, September 15, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
UNC Children's Hospital
101 Manning Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden
Voter Registration at UNC Children's Hospital. Join us in registering voters! Sign up for the shift(s) that work for you.

All voter registration volunteers must have had voter registration training. Check voter registration training dates August 25 and 29 on calendar for location and time for training.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:00 pm
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
New Member Orientation. If you have not attended before, please join us. We will touch on League history, structure, mission and local/state activities. Pick up your copy of LWVUS Impact on Issues.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eno River Unitarian Universalize Fellowship
4907 Garrett Road
Durham, NC 27707
LWVODC FAIR ELECTIONS/ REDISTRICTING REFORM MEETING. The purpose of this meeting is to bring Leaguers up to date on what has happened this summer, in the legislature and in the League, and to encourage participation in the projects planned for this fall. Jennifer Bremer will update us on the status of special legislative redistricting and educate us on the complexities of the message that we need to convey to elected officials and the public as we advocate for fair maps.

This meeting is geared toward League members, but, as always, non members are welcome.

Friday, September 8, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
UNC Children's Hospital
101 Manning Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden
Voter Registration at UNC Children's Hospital. Join us in registering voters! Sign up for the shift(s) that work for you.

All voter registration volunteers must have had voter registration training. Check voter registration training dates August 25 and 29 on calendar for location and time for training.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tobacco Road
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Orange Unit Happy Hour... Drop in during Happy Hour, Meet Other League Members, & Receive Updates on League Activities, Events, Positions, and Legislative Interests. Non-League Members Welcomed.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Free parking is available.
Board of Elections Panel Discussion. Learn about North Carolina's procedures for purging voter rolls, verification of voter registration, selection of early voting sites, and more. The public is invited to a panel discussion with the Board of Elections directors from Chatham (Pandora Paschal), Durham (Derek Bowens)and Orange (Tracy Reams)Counties, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties.

Come at noon with a brown-bag lunch, beverages will be provided. The 90 minute program will begin promptly at 12:30 PM and is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
1:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting Room D
Public Education Action Team Meeting. Our monthly meeting in September will be on Tuesday instead of Monday because of the Labor Day holiday.

We will review and report on our lunch with superintendents in early August and look ahead to define priorities and make plans for the coming year.

Sunday, September 3, 2017
12:pm - 4:15 pm
Downtown Pittsboro
9 Hillsboro St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Voter Registration & Information. The Chatham County Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties will have a table for voter registration & information at Pittsboro First Sundays (September 3, October 1, and November 5).

League volunteers must receive training to register voters. Newly-trained volunteers will work with an experienced LWV member to staff these tables.To sign up for training and to choose the dates and times you would like to volunteer, click here.

Also, League members will be registering voters Sept. 16 at the Hispanic Heritage Festival in Silver City. Please see details on the Sept. 16 calendar event below. If you have Spanish Language familiarity, please consider Signing-Up to Volunteer

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
7:00 pm
Fearrington Village
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Email Vickie Shea (victoria.shea32@yahoo.com) for exact location.
Voter Registration & Information Training sessions. Join the League in helping voters get the information they need to register and vote! New volunteers must have completed voter registration & information training by the time of their first shift; previously trained volunteers are welcome to come for a refresher.

OPPORTUNITIES TO REGISTER VOTERS
On selected Fridays, LWVODC is sponsoring voter registration drives at the UNC Children's Hospital, Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden, 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill. To join us in registering voters, sign up for the dates and shift(s) that work for you.

The Chatham County Unit will have a table for voter registration & information at Sept., Oct., and Nov. Pittsboro First Sundays and at the Sept. 16 Hispanic Heritage Festival in Siler City. Newly-trained volunteers will work with an experienced LWV member to staff these tables. To join us, sign up for the dates and shift(s) that work for you.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel
1 Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


In Carolina Lounge 1663
Cocktails and Conversation with Our Elected Officials Reception. Join us for cocktails and conversation with our elected officials in Celebration of Women's Equality Day. Cash bar.

Let us know if you will be attending

Friday, August 25, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
UNC Children's Hospital
101 Manning Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden
Voter Registration at UNC Children's Hospital. Join us in registering voters! Sign up for the shift(s) that work for you.

All voter registration volunteers must have had voter registration training. Check voter registration training dates August 25 and 29 on calendar for location and time for training.

Friday, August 25, 2017
10 am
Fearrington Village
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Email Vickie Shea (victoria.shea32@yahoo.com) for exact location.
Voter Registration & Information Training sessions. Join the League in helping voters get the information they need to register and vote! New volunteers must have completed voter registration & information training by the time of their first shift; previously trained volunteers are welcome to come for a refresher.

OPPORTUNITIES TO REGISTER VOTERS
On selected Fridays, LWVODC is sponsoring voter registration drives at the UNC Children's Hospital, Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden, 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill. To join us in registering voters, sign up for the dates and shift(s) that work for you.

The Chatham County Unit will have a table for voter registration & information at Sept., Oct., and Nov. Pittsboro First Sundays and at the Sept. 16 Hispanic Heritage Festival in Siler City. Newly-trained volunteers will work with an experienced LWV member to staff these tables. To join us, sign up for the dates and shift(s) that work for you.

Friday, August 18, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
UNC Children's Hospital
101 Manning Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden
Voter Registration at UNC Children's Hospital. Join us in registering voters! Sign up for the shift(s) that work for you.

All voter registration volunteers must have had voter registration training. Contact Victoria Shea <victoria.shea32@yahoo.com> if you would like to register voters but have not had training yet.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
6:00 pm
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
New Member Orientation. If you have not attended before, please join us. We will touch on League history, structure, mission and local/state activities. Pick up your copy of LWVUS Impact on Issues.
Monday, August 7, 2017
12:30 - 3:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27415


Meeting Room C
LWVODC Public Education Action Team Lunch. Join us for a working lunch to identify priorities in how LWVODC can contribute to public understanding of current issues in public education.

Due to limited space reservations are necessary. For details go to LWVODC Public Education Webpage

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tobacco Road
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Orange Unit Happy Hour... Drop in during Happy Hour, Meet Other League Members, & Receive Updates on League Activities, Events, Positions, and Legislative Interests. Non-League Members Welcomed.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Carolina Ale House
3911 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Durham Unit Meeting. Join us for lunch, conversation, and planning for Voter Service and Fair Elections activities this fall.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
10 am - 12 noon
Chatham County Library
197 NC Hwy 87 N
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Meeting in the Holmes Room
Chatham Unit Meeting. Join us in planning for our Voter Services' activities planning this fall's municipal elections. Meeting Agenda
Saturday, July 22, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting Room D

Phone: 919-968-2777
Orange County Voter Services Meeting. Preparation for upcoming elections.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
10 am - noon
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Meeting Room A

Phone: 919-968-2777
Voter Registration Training sessions. Join the League in registering voters! All voter registration volunteers must have completed voter registration training by the time of their first shift.

On selected Fridays, LWVODC is sponsoring voter registration drives at the UNC Children's Hospital, Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden, 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill. To join us in registering voters, sign up for the shift(s) that work for you.

Thursday, July 13, 2017
6 pm
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
New Member Orientation. If you have not attended before, please join us. We will touch on League history, structure, mission and local/state activities. Pick up your copy of LWVUS Impact on Issues.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
10 am - noon
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Meeting Room A

Phone: 919-968-2777.
Voter Registration Training sessions. Join the League in registering voters! All voter registration volunteers must have completed voter registration training by the time of their first shift.

On selected Fridays, LWVODC is sponsoring voter registration drives at the UNC Children's Hospital, Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden, 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill. To join us in registering voters, sign up for the shift(s) that work for you.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tobacco Road
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Orange Unit Happy Hour... Drop in during Happy Hour, Meet Other League Members, & Receive Updates on League Activities, Events, Positions, and Legislative Interests. Non-League Members Welcomed.
Saturday, July 1, 2017
10 am - noon
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Phone: (919) 968-2777

Meeting Room C
Voter Services and Redistricting Planning Meeting. The Voter Services and the Redistricting teams together have organized ​this planning meeting to prepare LWVODC voter services, education and advocacy activates for the 2017 election season. Come join us to finalize our plans for the local elections!
Saturday, July 1, 2017
10 am - noon
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Phone: (919) 968-2777

Meeting Room C
Voter Services and Redistricting Planning Meeting. The Voter Services and the Redistricting teams together have organized ​this planning meeting to prepare LWVODC voter services, education and advocacy activates for the 2017 election season. Come join us to finalize our plans for the local elections!
Monday, June 26, 2017
6 pm
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
New Member Orientation. If you have not attended before, please join us. We will touch on League history, structure, mission and local/state activities. Pick up your copy of LWVUS Impact on Issues.
Thursday, June 15, 2017-Friday, June 16, 2017
 
  Racial Equity Institute's Workshop. Registration for the two-day workshop is $225. The person to contact is: Kim Calhoun, kimcalhoun@gmail.com, or call Dee Turner at 919-776-0563 for details.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
6:30 pm
Extraordinary Ventures
200 S. Elliott Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LWVODC Annual Meeting. Please RSVP to Pam Oxendine at lwvdurhampo@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Guest Speaker will be Patrick McDonough, Manager of Planning and Transit-Oriented Development, Triangle Transit

The members will vote on the following:

The Proposed budget for 2017- 2018, the proposed 2017 - 2018 program and league officers and directors. More information

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
2 pm
North Carolina General Assembly
16 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC

in the 1300 quadrant.
"I Love The ERA" Cookie Drop. The ERA-NC Alliance invites you to join the "I Love The ERA" Cookie Drop.

In an effort to alert the members of the House and Senate Rules Committees as to the importance of ERA bills H102 and S85, participants will distribute heart-shaped cookies and educational literature on why we love the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

Both bills for ratification of the ERA were sent to the rules committees, where bills frequently expire without being considered. Furthermore, the General Assembly is currently working to truncate this year's session, additionally diminishing the chances that the bills will be heard this session. Our hope is to draw the attention of our legislators to the need to pass bills out of committee favorably and inform the legislative members about the benefits of the ERA.

RSVP for this event is not required, but will assist us with planning! Click here to RSVP.

Monday, June 5, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
North Carolina General Assembly
16 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC

Room location to be announced soon.
People's Hearing on HB200 at the NC Legislature. House Bill 200 would end gerrymandering in North Carolina by establishing a nonpartisan system for drawing the state's voting maps.

The bill has 39 bipartisan co-sponsors in the NC House and is supported by an overwhelming majority of North Carolina voters.

But legislative leaders are refusing to let House Bill 200 have a hearing.

Common Cause NC is holding a People's Hearing on HB200 at the NC Legislature to let citizens voice their support for fair voting maps.

Register for the People's Hearing on HB200

If you can't join us on June 5, you can still submit a comment in favor of HB200 and Common Cause will deliver your message to legislative leaders.

Thank you for your support of fair voting maps & fair elections!

Monday, June 5, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC. 27514

Meeting Room D
Free parking
Public Education Action Team Meeting. Join us to plan future events. Interested persons are welcome to attend.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
10 am - noon
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LWVODC Board Meeting. Organize and plan for the Annual Meeting
Friday, May 12, 2017-Saturday, May 13, 2017
 
THE PLANT
220 LORAX LN. #5
PITTSBORO, NC
Abundance NC's Climate Carnival. LWVODC will have a table/booth at the Carnival. If you would like to volunteer, contact Eva Rogers at ebrog43@aol.com

On May 12 at 7:00 p.m., WUNC's Frank Stasio, will moderate a panel of climate change experts, including WRAL's Greg Fishel, scientists, and activists.

On May 13 the carnival will feature festive, thought-provoking, and engaging climate-related activities and events for the whole family. Ticket fees and further information is available at abundancenc.org.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tobacco Road
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Orange County Unit Meeting. Drop in during Happy Hour, Meet Other League Members, & Receive Updates on: LWVNC State Convention, Citizen's Forum on HB 436 & HB 406 (NC Bills Repealing Orange County New Construction Impact Fees & Defunding County & Cities Schools), LWVODC Annual meeting, and other League Activities. Non-League Members Welcomed.

Contact Vicki Bower viva.boyer@gmail.com or Amy Jeroloman ajeroloman@nc.rr.com for details/questions.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tobacco Road
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Orange County Unit Meeting. Drop in during Happy Hour, Meet Other League Members, & Receive Updates on: LWVNC State Convention, Citizen's Forum on HB 436 & HB 406 (NC Bills Repealing Orange County New Construction Impact Fees & Defunding County & Cities Schools), LWVODC Annual meeting, and other League Activities. Non-League Members Welcomed.

Contact Vicki Bower viva.boyer@gmail.com or Amy Jeroloman ajeroloman@nc.rr.com for details/questions.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
9:30 am
NCAE Center
700 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Schools Our Students Deserve Advocacy Day. Action in support of public education organized through Schools Our Students Deserve. Public Schools First May 10 is Advocacy Day. Educators are being asked to take a personal day to visit legislators at the General Assembly. Legislative briefing for participants will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the NCAE Center.
Friday, May 5, 2017-Sunday, May 7, 2017
 
Downtown Marriott
304 North Greene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401


Please try to reserve your rooms by April 5th if possible.
LWVNC Convention in Greensboro. League Members of North Carolina, please join us in Greensboro for our 2017 LWVNC Convention! Read more

Register for Convention. Make room Reservation by April 14 to get LWV rates.

FRIDAY EVENTS:
- Registration beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby
- Workshops beginning at 2:00 p.m.
- Dine Around to favorite Greensboro restaurants

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY EVENTS:
- Speakers on timely NC issues (announced soon)
- Networking lunch
- Reception and banquet
- Important League business sessions
- Lots of LWVNC updates

More details

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
:600 pm
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
New Member Training. Come meet other new members and learn more about our League's activities, history and opportunities. Prospective Members Welcome.
Monday, May 1, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC. 27514

Meeting Room D
Public Education Action Team. Meeting of the Public Education Action Team to plan future events. Interested persons are welcome to attend. Free parking
Sunday, April 30, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist
106 Purefoy Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

in the Community Room
Redistricting Reform: Fair Maps/Fair Elections Action Team Meeting. We invite all League members who are interested in Redistricting Reform to attend to review the background of this issue and plan the League's future actions.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 am - noon
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Presentation: The status of NC Environmental Legislation and Actions for Advocacy. LWVODC Environmental Issues Team Will sponsor a talk by NC Senator Mike Woodard, who is a member of the Senate Agricultural/Environment/Natural Resources Committee. He will speak to us on the status of NC environmental legislation and on possible actions for advocacy. This comes at a time when substantial changes are being considered. Please join us for this important update and discussion
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Central Carolina Community College
764 West Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Building 42 (previously known as Building 2) in conference room 2
Chatham Unit Meeting. Planning meeting to discuss 2017-2018 activities, focusing on municipal candidates' forums, voter registrations, observer corps for local government and Chatham Board of Elections, and other activities.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chapel Hill Town Center
405 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Council Chamber

Free parking is available on site.
Citizen's Information Forum. Citizen's Information Forum on HB 436: Elimination of Impact Fees on New Constructions

House Bill 436 would take away the power to levy fees that help pay for roads, utilities, schools and other services needed as communities grow. Currently counties and municipalities can levy impact fees on developers for these need services.

A panel of speakers will present information on the potential effects of HB 436. Each panelist will talk about the effect the bill would have on his/her county. There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.

Panelists will include:
- Cedric Johnson, Policy Analyst of the NC Budget and Tax Center will give an over view of HB436.
- Debra Henzey: Chatham County Director of Community Relations and in charge of putting together Chatham county's legislative agenda
- Annette M. Moore: Orange County Interim Housing Human Rights and Community Development Director/Staff Attorney

Saturday, April 15, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting room D
Environmental Issues Team Meeting. Monthly meeting.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
10 am - Noon
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LWVODC Board Meeting. Meeting of League Officers and Board Members
Saturday, April 8, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Carolina Ale House
3911 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Durham Unit Meeting. Discussion of League activities in Durham County
Saturday, April 8, 2017
TBD
  New Member Reception. New Members save the date. You will receive invitations with further details.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Club in Durham
3100 Tower Blvd, #1700
Durham, NC 27707
SPECIAL DURHAM EVENT ON REDISTRICTING REFORM. The LWVNC will be hosting an event focused on the need for nonpartisan redistricting reform. Featured speaker will be J. Walker Smith of Kantar Futures, who will talk about the path toward finding common ground (from a marketing perspective). Republican and Democrat co-sponsors of HB200/S209 (Non Partisan Redistricting) will be invited to educate attendees about this bill. RSVP will be required due to limited seating. The event is free. Click here to register.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. The program will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC. 27514


Meeting Room B

Free parking
Gaps in Domestic Violence Services: Exploring Housing Options. Join LWV-ODC 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.

  • 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

Contact Krishna Mondal (lwvmondk@gmail.com) for more information.
Monday, April 3, 2017
7 pm
Raleigh Training: How to Talk to Legislators about Redistricting Reform. Training by Wake LWV on how to talk with legislators about redistricting reform. Contact Bev Kalawalec (bevkawalec@nc.rr.com) if interested in attending.
Monday, April 3, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting Room C
LWVODC Public Education Team Monthly Meeting. LWV Members are welcome to join us as we plan educational and advocacy events.

Upcoming "Wear Red for Education" action days at the NC legislature are:

  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7
Sunday, April 2, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hickory Tavern
370-110 East Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
Orange County Unit Meeting. Drop in and meet League members, discuss activities and future programming topics. Contact Vicki Bower or Amy Jeroloman ajeroloman@nc.rr.com for details/questions.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10 am - noon
The Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Free parking is available.
Study of Fracking in North Carolina. The Environmental Issues Team of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties is hosting a presentation on Fracking in North Carolina.

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. Kathy Berquist and Carolyn Mealing, of the LWVMC, will present and lead a discussion on the results of their thorough study. Come with your questions on the possible impacts of fracking on the environment.

The program is free and open to the public.

Monday, March 27, 2017
6:30 pm
NC General Assembly Bldg.
16 West Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27601



NCGA House Gallery
Call to Action: Women's Mobilization Monday. The ERA-NC Alliance is calling All supporters of the ERA to mobilize following an historic development!

Join us to call for the inclusion of the female citizenry of NC in the U.S. Constitution following Nevada whose legislators made history this week, passing the Equal Rights Amendment in both chambers of their legislature after 45 years since its passage by Congress.

Currently, North Carolina has two ERA bills, H102 and S85, sitting in the Rules Committees of the House and Senate chambers. Representative Carla Cunningham and Senator Floyd B. McKissick, Jr. are the primary sponsors of the bills, respectively. Supporters are advocating that the bills be re-assigned to committees where they will become a priority to be heard.

Rep. Cunningham will recognize the work of all the women and men in the gallery to secure equal rights for women and congratulate the ten counties and municipalities in NC that have passed an ERA resolution. Adoptions of ERA resolutions are rolling across the state since record-setting numbers of women's rights advocates participated in the historic Women's March in DC in January of this year.

CONTACT: Marena Groll, ERA-NC Alliance, Co-President, info@era-nc.org for more information.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
10 am - noon
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27214


Room D
Environmental Issues Team Meeting. Join us
Saturday, March 18, 2017
noon - 2:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting Room A

Free parking
Voter Service and Advocacy Team Meeting. League members from Orange, Durham and Chatham counties are invited to attend this important meeting. An overview of voter service activities in each of the counties will be presented and plans will be discussed for advocacy work in each of the counties. If you are interested in working with election related issues, this is the meeting to attend and find out how you can help plan for the coming year!
Saturday, March 18, 2017
10 am - Noon
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LWVODC Board Meeting. Meeting of League Officers and Board Members
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
TBD
The morning portion of the event will take place in the auditorium at the Museum of Natural Sciences.

The second half will take place at the NCGA Legislative Building.
Women's Advocacy Day. Registration is now open for this year's Women's Advocacy Day, which will take place on March 14th. We are looking forward to hosting an interactive and advocacy-filled day. Stay tuned for details about our evening reception and the specific schedule of the day. Please share this registration far and wide! Given the current state of women's issues in NC, we need all the advocacy we can get!

More information to come in February.

Register TODAY: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9VSJRDv9bOvSnsiusprndpkCIdbFRw9vATjc6H0NcY7jyiQ/viewform

Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Extraordinary Ventures
200 S Elliott Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Seminar: WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT: ACT, SUPPORT, RUN. League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and ChaSham presents this seminar in celebration of the 97th anniversary of the League of Women Voters.

- What do women uniquely bring to the table?
- Why volunteer?
- Why run for office?
- What do I need to know about becoming or supporting a candidate?

Eight distinguished guests will be speaking:

  • Dr. David McClennan, Visiting Professor, Meredith College
  • Naomi Randolph, Executive Director, Women AdvaNCe
  • Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, former LWV National President
  • George McCue, Durham Board of Elections
  • Lydia Lavelle, Mayor, Carrboro
  • Brenda Howerton, Durham County Commissioner
  • Valerie P Foushee, NC State Senator, Chatham/Orange
  • Verla Insko, NC State Representative, District 56, Orange.

Pre-registration required. Registration fee of $20 for League members and $30 for non-members. Lunch included

For more information about the seminar and to register, click here

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Carolina Meadows
100 Whippoorwill Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27517


Phone: (919) 942-4014
New Member Orientation. New member orientation will be held in the Carolina Meadows' board room, which is located in the main building. After entering the main building, turn right and the room is on the left.
Monday, March 6, 2017
1 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting Room D
LWVODC Public Education Team Meeting.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
10 am - noon
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting Room D.
The Violence Against Women Action Monthly Meeting. Join League members and work to stop violence against women. Contact Krishna Mondal at lwvmondk@gmail.com for more information.
Thursday, March 2, 2017-Friday, March 3, 2017
9 am - 8 pm, 9 am - 1:30 pm
Duke University
201 Science Dr.
Durham, NC 27708


Rhodes Conference Room- Sanford Building
Redistricting Reform: Mapping Our Future. Common Cause, the Campaign Legal Center, and Duke University's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service (POLIS) are co-hosting a daylong conference highlighting efforts around the country to end the undemocratic practice of drawing legislative districts for political advantage, also known as "gerrymandering." Panel discussions will feature leaders of national and state advocacy campaigns to reform our broken redistricting system. Ahead of their publication in Election Law Journal, winners of Common Cause's "Gerrymander Standard" writing competition will discuss their innovative ideas to create a judicial standard for measuring political gerrymanders.

Breakfast and lunch are included. Attendees are also welcome to join us for a reception following the conclusion of the program on the first day of this two day event. The registration fee is $10.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
9 am
Check-in at 9:00 am at the 1300 Courtyard inside the Legislative Building at 16 W. Jones Street, Raleigh.

It's okay if you can't make it by 9:00 am as folks will be there to greet you throughout the morning.
Lobby Day on NonPartisan Redistricting. This special Lobby Day brings together citizens from all across the state at the N.C. General Assembly in Raleigh. It's organized by the NC Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform, an unusually broad coalition that includes such groups as Democracy NC, Common Cause, State Employees' Association, and John Locke Foundation. We all agree: we must end gerrymandering.

The purpose of the Lobby Day: Speak directly to your state representatives and tell them why they should support a nonpartisan redistricting process.

An independent commission could:
- Help end partisan gerrymandering
- Prevent costly litigation and special elections
- Allow voters to pick their political representatives, not the other way around.

This year leaders from both parties are calling on their fellow legislators to adopt legislation that would finally create a nonpartisan process to draw our electoral maps.

Go to nc-democracy.org to register. Once registered, the coalition staff will contact you in the coming weeks with a Citizens Lobby Day toolkit and help connect you with your representatives.

Friday, February 24, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brenda Rogers' Home. Contact Brenda (brenda.hyde2@gmail.com) for directions Chatham Unit Meeting. Chatham League members. Join us for a glass of wine and a snack and greet all the new League members in Chatham County! Bring something to share, but remember to take any leftovers home!

Let's build on the Women's March and see how we can move our agenda of Making Democracy Work forward!

Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Durham County Human Services Building
414 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
DURHAM LOCAL TO GLOBAL WOMEN'S FORUM. DURHAM LOCAL TO GLOBAL WOMEN'S FORUM: CITIES FOR THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW)

Students from North Carolina universities will be joining the Durham government to impact the lives of women and girls.

Featuring:
Keynote Speaker: Brenda A. Howerton, Durham County Commissioner
Award Presentation: One outstanding woman who has impacted the Durham community
Entertainment: TBD

WomenNC Fellows:
Zoe Willingham - Duke University (Sr.) "Dynamics of Women's Wage Gap in a Changing Urban Economy"
Cristy Villalobos - Meredith College (Sr.) "Access to Reproductive Healthcare for Incarcerated Girls and Women"
Lauren Frey - North Carolina State University (Sr.) "Barriers to Implementing Dating and Sexual Violence Prevention Education in Durham Schools"

Tickets ($25) include a seated dinner with entree (vegetarian and non-vegetarian), salad, and beverage from City Kitchen. Deserts will be provided by local restaurants.

Friendship table reservations ($300) include eight seated dinner tickets with entree (vegetarian and non-vegetarian), salad, and beverage from City Kitchen. Deserts will be provided by local restaurants. It also includes a $100 dollar donation and a reserved table.

For questions please call or email Beth Dehghan, 919-744-4778 beth.dehghan@womennc.org

Monday, February 20, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hope Valley Brewing
4810 Hope Valley Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Durham Unit Happy Hour. Join Durham League members for lively discussion of League issues and fellowship.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
1:00 pm
Chapel Hill library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
The Environmental Issues Team Meeting. Join us for our first monthly meeting and help us plan for this challenging new year. Non-members are more than welcome to enter into this discussion
Saturday, February 18, 2017
10 am - Noon
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LWVODC Board Meeting. Meeting of League Officers and Board Members
Monday, February 6, 2017
1 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting Room D
LWVODC Public Education Team Meeting.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Free parking is available.

Meeting Room A
Non-partisan Redistricting for NC. A Time-Limited Opportunity To End Gerrymandering

The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties is hosting this presentation by Walter Salinger.

Mr. Salinger contends that "Ongoing changes in North Carolina's demographics are so extensive that they could overwhelm even the most thoroughly gerrymandered redistricting process." In the face of these changes, Mr. Salinger provides an alternative view of the process and advocates for a nonpartisan redistricting plan.

Walter Salinger is a retired professor who taught Psychology for 38 years at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG). While at UNCG, he served in such leadership positions as Head of the Psychology Department and Chair of the Faculty Senate. Since retiring in 2010, he has become an active member of the League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad (LWVPT), focusing on nonpartisan redistricting reform and diminishing the influence of money on politics. He serves on the Boards of Directors of LWVPT and the League of Women Voters of North Carolina.

This program is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Pam Oxendine at lwvdurhampo@gmail.com.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
6:00 pm
Chapel Hill library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
New Member Training.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Carolina Ale House
3911 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707


(South Square near Target and Sam's Club)
Durham Unit Lunch Meetings. Join LWV members and friends for lively discussion of Durham issues and plans. We will be seeking volunteers for the Observer Corps to monitor meetings of the Board of Elections, City Council, Board of County Commissioners, Board of Education, and other boards of interest, if we have enough people. We will also discuss voter services in Durham during 2017.

Please RSVP to Becky Winders, rmwinders@gmail.com, 919-484-8419 or 919-423-7149.

Saturday, January 28, 2017
10 am - noon
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Meeting Room D.
The Violence Against Women Action Monthly Meeting. Join League members and work to stop violence against women.
Friday, January 27, 2017-Sunday, January 29, 2017
Various
United Church of Chapel Hill
1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC
Beyond Gun Violence. LWVODC is co-sponsoring "Beyond Gun Violence" and will be partnering with the NC Council of Churches, NCGV and many other groups. The 3 day conference is free, but a donation of $15 is suggested to help cover the costs of the lunch and speakers. Go to https://www.ncchurches.org/2016/12/beyond-gun-violence-conference-people-faith-conscience-ending-americas-deadly-epidemic/ to register.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
6 - 8 pm
UNCG School of Education Building
1300 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170


Room 114
Restoring Democracy in North Carolina:The Case for Nonpartisan Redistricting. Important nonpartisan redistricting event being held in Greensboro The League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad (LWVPT) has organized the event with the cooperation of Political Science programs at Bennett College, NC A&T. UNCG, and Common Cause NC's Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform.

The program will include Judge Tom Ross, former president of the UNC System. He is currently the president of the Volcker Alliance and Terry Sanford Distinguished Fellow at the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy.

Also participating in the program will be former Chief Justices of the NC Supreme Court, Rhoda Billings and Henry Frye.

Program & Parking are Free, But Space Is Limited!

RSVP

When you RSVP, you get an automated reply that provides a link to driving and free parking directions.

For Questions, Use This Email Address: Questions@lwvpt.org

Monday, January 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hope Valley Brewing Company
4810 Hope Valley Road
Durham, NC 27707.
LWVODC Board Meeting (Rescheduled from Jan. 21). Meeting of League Officers and Board Members
Monday, January 23, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  CANCEL: Durham Unit Happy Hour. Join us on Jan. 28 Durham Unit Lunch instead.
Monday, January 23, 2017
1pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting Room C
LWVODC Public Education Team Meeting.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
10:30 am
Gather at City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in front of the Marriott at 10:30 am. Women's March on Raleigh. The NC League is a proud sponsor of the Women's March on Raleigh, held in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington. We will gather at City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in front of the Marriott at 10:30 am. The march will begin at 11:00 am, heading to Moore Square for the rally. Follow along on Facebook and Twitter for updates as the event nears. Link to downloadable flyers. #WomensMarchOnRaleigh. More information about the march can be found at: https://womensmarchonraleigh.org/
Friday, January 20, 2017
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Brenda Roger's home. Contact Brenda for directions brenda.hyde2@gmail.com. Chatham Unit. Happy New Year! Chatham League members will meet to discuss updates on LWVODC action teams and legislative priorities
Thursday, January 12, 2017
5 pm - 8:00 pm
Hickory Tavern
370-110 E Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510


(next to the Hampton Inn Hotel)

Free parking is available on the first level of the adjacent parking deck
Orange County Unit Happy Hour. Drop in (and out!) any time between 5 and 8 pm. Have a drink or stay for dinner, too!

Contact Vicki Boyer viva.boyer@gmail.com if you have any questions

Monday, January 9, 2017
Cancelled
1:00 pm Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting Room D
Cancelled LWVODC Public Education Action Team Monthly Meeting.. Because of weather conditions, this meeting has been canceled.
Friday, December 9, 2016
11:30 am
Sheraton
One Europa Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Members Holiday Gathering. League Members: This will be a time to celebrate all the good work done by our members this year. Please make plans to join us. RSVP by December 1 to Pam Oxendine at lwvdurhampo@gmail.com.

The cost is $30 and check should be mailed to:
LWVODCL
PO Box 3397
Chapel Hill NC 27515-3397

If you need a ride, please contact either Pam or Krishna Mondal at lwvmondk@gmail.com.

Monday, December 5, 2016
1:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting Room D
LWVODC Public Education Action Team Monthly Meeting. Join League members interested in advocacy on behalf of public education.
Friday, December 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Governors Club Realty Office
10100 Governors Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517


Located on Governors Drive off of Mt. Carmel Road on the right before entering Governors Club.
Chatham Unit Holiday Gathering. RSVP Brenda, brenda.hyde2@gmail.com
Thursday, December 1, 2016
5 pm - 8pm
Hickory Tavern
370-110 E Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510


(next to the Hampton Inn Hotel)

Free parking is available on the first level of the adjacent parking deck
Orange County Happy Hour. Drop in (and out!) any time between 5 and 8 pm. Have a drink or stay for dinner, too!

Contact Vicki Boyer viva.boyer@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Orange County Happy Hours are scheduled for the first Thursday of every month.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
 
  RSVP for Dec. 9 Member Holiday Gathering. RSVP by December 1 to Pam Oxendine at lwvdurhampo@gmail.com. See details on League lunch on the Dec. 9 entry below.
Monday, November 21, 2016
5 pm - 7 pm
Hope Valley Brewing Company
4810 Hope Valley Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Durham Happy Hour. Join your League friends for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local levels!
Monday, November 14, 2016
10:30 am
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC.

Meeting Room B

Free parking is available
Public Education and the Legislature: What's on the horizon?. NC Representative Graig Meyer will share his thoughts on where education is heading in NC and potential legislation. More information:

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 12, 2016
10 am - Noon
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LWVODC Board Meeting. Meeting of League Officers and Board Members
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Check your County Board of Election Office for listing of precincts.

Election DAY: VOTE. If you haven't voted early, today is your last chance to Vote!
Thursday, November 3, 2016
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Carolina Student Union
Rm 2420

Free and open parking on Stadium Drive, Cobb deck or Bell deck after 5pm.
Women and Gender Issues in Politics. Women, leaders, student activists invited. Hot issues panel. Women and gender issues in politics. What should candidates and elected officials hear about from us?

Presentation and Discussion.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
5 pm - 8pm
Hickory Tavern
370-110 E Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510


(next to the Hampton Inn Hotel)

Free parking is available on the first level of the adjacent parking deck
Orange County Happy Hour. Drop in (and out!) any time between 5 and 8 pm. Have a drink or stay for dinner, too!

Contact Vicki Boyer viva.boyer@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Orange County Happy Hours are scheduled for the first Thursday of every month.

Friday, October 28, 2016
12 noon - 2:00 pm
Sheraton Europa
One Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC, 27517
New Member Luncheon. Invitation Only New Member Luncheon. This luncheon is to honor our new members. Lunch is $20 to invited League members. The luncheon is free to invited new members. LWVODC Action Team Leaders will speak about their work on current projects.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ivy Community Center
4222 Fayetteville Road
Durham, NC 27713
Durham Candidate Meet and Greet Reception. The LWVODC and the Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host a Candidate Meet and Greet Reception.

This will be an opportunity for personal conversations between the voters and candidates. Please join us for refreshments and informal yet informative discussions with the candidates. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Canceled
  CANCELED: Fracking Presentation. LWVODC regrets that this presentation has been CANCELED. We hope to reschedule this presentation.
Monday, October 17, 2016
5 pm - 7 pm
Hope Valley Brewing Company
4810 Hope Valley Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Durham Happy Hour. Join your League friends for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local levels!
Saturday, October 15, 2016
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carolina Ale House
3911 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Durham Unit Meetings. Discussion of League activities in Durham County
Friday, October 14, 2016
3 pm
Brenda Roger's home. Contact Brenda (brenda.hyde2@gmail.com) for directions. Letter Writing Party. Women Matter initiative to encourage women to vote. We will write personal letter to women to encourage them to vote. A brochure will be mailed to them on issues important to women. And then we are asked to call them to remind them when early voting starts. We'll have wine and snack, and we'll have fun, so let me know if you can come!

Use SignUpGenius to RSVP. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Friday, October 14, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Chapel Hill UNC Children's Hospital
Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden
101 Manning Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Phone: 984-974-1000
Voter Registration Drive. Friday: 10/14

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
2 pm - 4 pm
Chatham Community Library
197 Hwy 87 N
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Holmes Meeting Room
CANCELLED DUE to MATTHEW: Chatham Commissioners and District Court Judge Candidates Forum. The Chatham Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties is sponsoring a candidates' forum for the candidates running for the District 1 and District 2 seats on the Chatham County Board of Commissioners and District Court Judge 15B.

Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a question and answer period, and then closing remarks. The public is welcome to submit questions for the League to consider, by emailing chatham.lwvodc@gmail.com prior to September 23.

A reception will follow the forum and other candidates will be invited to meet and greet the community. Members of the League of Women Voters will be available to register voters and provide information about voting rights. The forum is free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
10 am - Noon
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LWVODC Board Meeting. Meeting of League Officers and Board Members
Friday, October 7, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Chapel Hill UNC Children's Hospital
Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden
101 Manning Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Phone: 984-974-1000
Voter Registration Drive. Fridays: 10/7; 10/14

Times: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM For each registration drive

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Thursday, October 6, 2016
5 pm - 8pm
Hickory Tavern
370-110 E Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510


(next to the Hampton Inn Hotel)

Free parking is available on the first level of the adjacent parking deck
Orange County Happy Hour. Drop in (and out!) any time between 5 and 8 pm. Have a drink or stay for dinner, too!

Contact Vicki Boyer viva.boyer@gmail.com if you have any questions

Orange County Happy Hours are scheduled for the first Thursday of every month

Sunday, October 2, 2016
12 noon - 4:00 pm
Downtown Pittsboro Voter Registration Drive. Register to vote or update your voter registration at the League of Women Voter's booth at the Pittsboro First Sunday Artisan Fair

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Friday, September 30, 2016
12 noon
North Carolina State University Club
4200 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27606
Redistricting Reform Topics Luncheon. SPECIAL LWV WAKE COUNTY EVENT Timely Topics Luncheon

Tom Ross, President, Preserving Democracy and Redistricting Reform to speak

For more information go to the website, http://www.lwvwake.org

Reservations for the luncheon ($20) can be made at http://www.lwvwake.org or by calling Joyce Gad: 919-916-5466.

If anyone has questions please call Claudia Kadis at 919-787-0992

Saturday, September 24, 2016
12 noon - 8:00 pm
Chatham County Fairgrounds are located off 64 East on Fairgrounds Road. Pittsboro Voter Registration and Education Chatham County Fair. LWVODC Voter registration and education at the Chatham County Fair

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
10 am
County Agriculture Bldg.
65 East Chatham Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Meet the Candidates. The Chatham Community NAACP Branch #5377 Is Hosting A "Meet the Candidates". Local and State Wide Candidates running for office November 7, 2016 have been invited to speak.

Social and refreshments start at 9:30 am. Please come out and hear what the candidates have to say about the future of Chatham County. For more information contact Mary Nettles 919-542-7182

Friday, September 23, 2016
6:00 pm
Northwood High School
310 Northwood School Rd
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Voter registration Northwoods High School Football Game. League members will be available to register voters and provide voting information from 6 pm through half time.

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chatham County Fairgrounds are located off 64 East on Fairgrounds Road. Pittsboro Voter Registration and Education Chatham County Fair. LWVODC Voter registration and education at the Chatham County Fair

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Chatham Habitat for Humanity
467 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312

In meeting room
Chatham Unit Meeting.
Monday, September 19, 2016
5 pm - 7 pm
Hope Valley Brewing Company
4810 Hope Valley Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Durham Happy Hour. Join your League friends for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local levels!
Sunday, September 18, 2016
11 am - 5 pm
Downtown Durham
CenterFest 2016
Voter Registration at Durham CenterFest 2016. League volunteers will register voters and hand out voter information about voting rules at this fun street festival sponsored by the Durham Arts Council.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
10 am - 6 pm
Downtown Durham
CenterFest 2016
Voter Registration at Durham CenterFest 2016. League volunteers will register voters and hand out voter information about voting rules at this fun street festival sponsored by the Durham Arts Council.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
10 am - Noon
Durham South Regional Library
4505 S Alston Ave
Durham, NC 27713
LWVODC Board Meeting. Meeting of League Officers and Board Members
Friday, September 16, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Chapel Hill UNC Children's Hospital
Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden
101 Manning Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Phone: 984-974-1000
Voter Registration Drive. Fridays: 9/16; 10/7; 10/14

Times: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM For each registration drive

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Orange County Courthouse
106 E Margaret Ln
Hillsborough, NC 27278



Mural Courtroom
Judicial Candidate Forum at the Orange County Courthouse. Justice Initiatives, the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, and the Orange County Bar Association are sponsoring a Judicial Candidates Forum. The forum will feature an interactive panel discussion moderated by Judge Pat DeVine. The event is free and open to the public. Participating candidates will include:

NC Supreme Court: Robert Edmunds, Jr. Michael R. Morgan

NC Court of Appeals: Bob Hunter Valerie Zachary Linda Stephens Richard Dietz Vince Rozier, Jr. Abe Jones

15B District Court: Samantha Cabe Sam Cooper Sherri Murrell Beverly Scarlett

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
5 pm - 7 pm
The Cedars of Chapel Hill
100 Cedar Club Circle
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Voter Registration at The Cedars of Chapel Hill. League members will have a table for people who would like to register to vote, update their voter registration, or receive information about voting.

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
11 am - 1:00 pm
The Cedars of Chapel Hill
00 Cedar Club Circle
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Voter Registration at The Cedars of Chapel Hill. League members will have a table for people who would like to register to vote, update their voter registration, or receive information about voting.

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Friday, September 9, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Chapel Hill UNC Children's Hospital
Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden
101 Manning Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Phone: 984-974-1000
Voter Registration Drive. Fridays: 9/9; 9/16; 10/7; 10/14

Times: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM For each registration drive.

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Sunday, September 4, 2016
12 noon - 4:00 PM
Downtown Pittsboro Voter Registration Drive. Register to vote or update your voter registration at the League of Women Voter's booth at the Pittsboro First Sunday Artisan Fair

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Friday, September 2, 2016
6 pm
Northwood High School
310 Northwood School Rd
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Voter registration Northwoods High School Football Game. League members will be available from 6:00 pm through half time to register voters and provide voting information.

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Thursday, September 1, 2016
5 pm - 8pm
Hickory Tavern
370-110 E Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510


(next to the Hampton Inn Hotel)

Free parking is available on the first level of the adjacent parking deck
Orange County Happy Hour. Drop in (and out!) any time between 5 and 8 pm. Have a drink or stay for dinner, too!

Contact Vicki Boyer viva.boyer@gmail.com if you have any questions

Orange County Happy Hours are scheduled for the first Thursday of every month

Friday, August 26, 2016
11:00AM - 1:30 PM AND 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Carrboro Latino Community Credit Union
104 NC 54, #Kk
Carrboro, NC 27510


Phone: 919-967-1725
Voter Registration Drive. Fridays: 8/26, 9/30, 10/14

Times: 11:00AM - 1:30 PM AND 4:30 - 6:00 PM for each registration drive.

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Friday, August 26, 2016
11 am - 2 pm, 2:30 pm - 5 pm
Durham Regional Hospital
3643 N Roxboro Rd
Durham, NC 27704
Durham Voter Registration Drive. Voter Registration Drive at Durham Regional Hospital, five days, Monday-Friday, Aug. 22-26.

11 am - 2 pm at a table near the cafeteria

2:30 pm -5 pm in the foyer near the employee parking lot

Friday, August 26, 2016
11:00AM - 1:30 PM AND 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Durham Latino Community Credit Union
100 W Morgan St
Durham, NC 27701


Phone: 919-530-8800
Voter Registration Drive. Fridays: 8/26; 9/30; 10/14

Times: 11:00AM - 1:30 PM AND 4:30 - 6:00 PM for each registration drive.

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
11 am - 2 pm, 2:30 pm - 5 pm
Durham Regional Hospital
3643 N Roxboro Rd
Durham, NC 27704
Durham Voter Registration Drive. Voter Registration Drive at Durham Regional Hospital, five days, Monday-Friday Aug. 22-26

11 am - 2 pm at a table near the cafeteria

2:30 pm -5 pm in the foyer near the employee parking lot

Thursday, August 25, 2016
10 am
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Phone: 919-968-2777

Meeting Room D of the
Education Action Team Meeting. The next planning session for our committee will be Thursday morning August 25th at 10 am in Please let me know if you can attend: Ruth Ann Grohruthann.groh@yahoo.com

Click Here for more information. We would welcome new members.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
11 am - 2 pm, 2:30 pm - 5 pm
Durham Regional Hospital
3643 N Roxboro Rd
Durham, NC 27704
Durham Voter Registration Drive. Voter Registration Drive at Durham Regional Hospital, five days, Monday-Friday Aug. 22-26.

11 am - 2 pm at a table near the cafeteria

2:30 pm -5 pm in the foyer near the employee parking lot

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
11 am - 2 pm, 2:30 pm - 5 pm
Durham Regional Hospital
3643 N Roxboro Rd
Durham, NC 27704
Durham Voter Registration Drive. Voter Registration Drive at Durham Regional Hospital, five days, Monday-Friday Aug. 22-26.

11 am - 2 pm at a table near the cafeteria

2:30 pm -5 pm in the foyer near the employee parking lot

Monday, August 22, 2016
11 am - 2 pm, 2:30 pm - 5 pm
Durham Regional Hospital
3643 N Roxboro Rd
Durham, NC 27704
Durham Voter Registration Drive. Voter Registration Drive at Durham Regional Hospital, five days, Monday-Friday Aug. 22-26.

11 am - 2 pm at a table near the cafeteria

2:30 pm -5 pm in the foyer near the employee parking lot

Saturday, August 20, 2016
10 am - Noon
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LWVODC Board Meeting. Meeting of League Officers and Board Members
Friday, August 19, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Chapel Hill UNC Children's Hospital
Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden
101 Manning Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Phone: 984-974-1000
Voter Registration Drive. Fridays: 8/19; 9/9; 9/16; 10/7; 10/14

Times: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM For each registration drive.

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
4 pm - 6 pm
Carolina Meadows
100 Carolina Meadows
Chapel Hill, NC 27517


Board Room
The Chatham Unit Meeting. The October 15th candidates' forum in Pittsboro and voter registration/education events will be the focus of the meeting. Volunteers needed to help with these activities. Bring a snack or wine to share.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
4 pm - 6 pm
Carolina Meadows

Board Room
The Chatham Unit Meeting. The October 15th candidates' forum in Pittsboro and voter registration/education events will be the focus of the meeting. Volunteers needed to help with these activities. Bring a snack orcwine to share.
Monday, August 15, 2016
5 pm - 7 pm
Hope Valley Brewing Company
4810 Hope Valley Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Durham Happy Hour. Join your League friends for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local levels!
Sunday, August 14, 2016
TBD
Sheraton Europa
Chapel Hill, NC
New Member Lucheon. More information to follow.
Monday, August 8, 2016
10 am - 11 am
Contact Vickie Shea Victoria.shea32@yahoo.com for directions to her home. Voter Registration Training Session. Voter Registration Training Session. Voter Registration Training Session. Chatham Voices for Justice is again offering training for volunteers interested in doing voter registration and voter education through the League of Women Voters of Orange-Durham-Chatham. The training lasts a little over an hour and uses materials from Democracy North Carolina about the registration form, options for voting, photo ID requirements, and other resources for helping voters.

The training takes place at Vickie Shea's home in Fearrington and is fun, interactive, and includes refreshments. Please respond to Vickie if you plan to participate in the training. Victoria.shea32@yahoo.com

Saturday, August 6, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Carolina Ale House
3911 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Durham Unit Meeting and Voter Registration Training. We will plan for upcoming voter registration drives and candidate meet and greet. Experienced and new voter services volunteers are especially encouraged to attend. We will have the latest Board of Elections and Democracy NC materials.
Friday, August 5, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Chapel Hill UNC Children's Hospital
Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden
101 Manning Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Phone: 984-974-1000
Voter Registration Drive. Fridays: 8/5; 8/19; 9/9; 9/16; 10/7; 10/14

Times: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM For each registration drive.

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Thursday, August 4, 2016
7 pm
Contact Vickie Shea Victoria.shea32@yahoo.com for directions to her home. Voter Registration Training Session. Voter Registration Training Session. Chatham Voices for Justice is again offering training for volunteers interested in doing voter registration and voter education through the League of Women Voters of Orange-Durham-Chatham. The training lasts a little over an hour and uses materials from Democracy North Carolina about the registration form, options for voting, photo ID requirements, and other resources for helping voters.

Dates and times:
- Thursday, August 4 at 7:00 pm
- Monday, August 8 at 10:00 am

The training takes place at Vickie Shea's home in Fearrington and is fun, interactive, and includes refreshments. Please respond to Vickie if you plan to participate in the training. Victoria.shea32@yahoo.com

Thursday, August 4, 2016
5 pm - 8pm
Hickory Tavern
370-110 E Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510


(next to the Hampton Inn Hotel)

Free parking is available on the first level of the adjacent parking deck
Orange County Happy Hour. Drop in (and out!) any time between 5 and 8 pm. Have a drink or stay for dinner, too!

Contact Vicki Boyer viva.boyer@gmail.com if you have any questions

Orange County Happy Hours are scheduled for the first Thursday of every month.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
8 pm
Carrboro Town Hall
301 W Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510
Moms Demand Action. August Monthly Meeting of Moms Demand Action's Orange County Chapter

Learn the lingo about gun carrying and how each affects us here in North Carolina. We'll talk about the differences between "Open Carry" and "Concealed Carry," how state laws govern each, and how they each (might) affect law enforcement and how each colors our cultural landscape. We'll also discuss the NRA's gun expansionist policies, such as Restaurant Carry and Guns on Campus, and look at how they resonate (or threaten to resonate) in our community. These agendas seek to broaden the number of places where people can carry firearms. Please join us for this important discussion.

RSVP: http://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/3479/signup/

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
 
  Moms Demand Action's Orange County Chapter. What: August Monthly Meeting of Moms Demand Action's Orange County Chapter When: Wednesday, Aug. 3, 8 p.m. Where: Carrboro Town Hall RSVP: http://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/3479/signup/
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
1pm
Contact Vickie Shea Victoria.shea32@yahoo.com for directions to her home. Voter Registration Training Session. Chatham Voices for Justice is again offering training for volunteers interested in doing voter registration and voter education through the League of Women Voters of Orange-Durham-Chatham. The training lasts a little over an hour and uses materials from Democracy North Carolina about the registration form, options for voting, photo ID requirements, and other resources for helping voters.

Dates and times:
- Tuesday, August 2 at 1:00 pm
- Thursday, August 4 at 7:00 pm
- Monday, August 8 at 10:00 am

The training takes place at Vickie Shea's home in Fearrington and is fun, interactive, and includes refreshments. Please respond to Vickie if you plan to participate in the training. Victoria.shea32@yahoo.com

Saturday, July 30, 2016
 
  Moved to August 6: Durham Unit Meetings.
Friday, July 29, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM AND 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Chapel Hill UNC Children's Hospital
101 Manning D
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden
Phone: 984-974-1000
Voter Registration Drive. Fridays: 7/29; 8/5; 8/19; 9/9; 9/16, 10/7; 10/14

Times: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM AND 4:30 - 6:00 PM for each registration drive.

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Friday, July 29, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM and 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Carrboro Latino Community Credit Union
104 NC 54, #Kk
Carrboro, NC 27510


Phone: 919-967-1725
Voter Registration Drive. Fridays: 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/14

Times: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM AND 4:30 - 6:00 PM for each registration drive.

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Friday, July 29, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM and 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Durham Latino Community Credit Union
100 W Morgan St
Durham, NC 27701


Phone: 919-530-8800
Voter Registration Drive. Fridays: 7/29; 8/26; 9/30; 10/14

Times: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM AND 4:30 - 6:00 PM for each registration drive.

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Friday, July 22, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Chapel Hill UNC Children's Hospital
Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden
101 Manning Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Phone: 984-974-1000
Voter Registration Drive. Fridays: 7/22; 7/29; 8/5; 8/19; 9/9; 9/16; 10/7; 10/14

Times: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM For each registration drive.

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
4 pm - 6 pm
Carolina Meadows
100 Carolina Meadows
Chapel Hill, NC 27517


Phone: (919) 942-4014

Lecture hall: Enter at the door of the building to the far right of the main entrance (where the Cafe is), take the elevator, which is on the left after the entrance, to the 2nd floor, turn left, then left and the Lecture Hall is on the right. We will have someone stationed to help you find the room.
Chatham Unit Meeting. We will make plans for the election cycle--a voters' guide to be posted online, a candidates' forum for the county commissioners, a meet and greet event for those unopposed, voter registrations all are possibilities. Bring your ideas and your willingness to help with the events we plan in Chatham County!

Also bring a friend to our meeting! Bring a snack as usual.

Friday, July 15, 2016
11:30AM - 1:30 PM
Chapel Hill UNC Children's Hospital
Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden
101 Manning Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Phone: 984-974-1000
Voter Registration Drive. Fridays: 7/15; 7/22; 7/29; 8/5; 8/19; 9/9; 9/16; 10/7; 10/14

Times: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM For each registration drive.

Would you like to volunteer to help register voters? Use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Click Here for instructions on how to use SignUpGenius.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
4:30 pm
Pam Oxendine's home. Call or email her for directions: 919-824-1565 or lwvdurhampo@gmail.com Durham Happy Hour. Come find out more about the League of Women Voters. See how you can get involved in this special election year. Our League Action Teams: Voter Rights & Services, Health Care, Environment, Education, Violence Against Women and Gun Violence Prevention.

Let me know if you are coming and the name of your guest. 919-824-1565 or lwvdurhampo@gmail.com

Saturday, July 9, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
Meeting Room C
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Phone: 919-968-2777
Voter Registration Training Session. Additional training sessions may be added in the future, check the Calendar as we move through the months ahead.

PLEASE LET KRISHNA MONDAL KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND TRAINING: lwvmondk@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
10 am - Noon
Durham Latino Community Credit Union
100 W Morgan St,
Durham, NC 27701


Downstairs Conference Room

Phone: 919-530-8800
Voter Registration Training Session. Additional training sessions may be added in the future, check back on the Calendar for additional sessions as we move through the weeks ahead.

PLEASE LET KRISHNA MONDAL KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND TRAINING: lwvmondk@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Contact Brenda Rogers (brenda.hyde2@gmail.com)for directions to her home. Chatham Unit Happy Hour. Join Chatham League members in lively discussions on League issues and planning for the November elections. Happy Hour will be in Brenda Rogers' home. More information about June 22 Happy Hour To learn more about the Chatham Unit and/or directions to her home, contact Brenda Rogers: brenda.hyde2@gmail.com
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
4pm
Front of the NC Legislative Building on Jones Street Our Students Deserve Coalition: School Rally. Our local and state Leagues are a part of the Schools Our Students Deserve coalition. Please join us for a rally for public education organized by the NC Educators Association.

A group within this coalition is planning a March to Raleigh. It will start on June 14th and walkers will get into Raleigh on the afternoon of the 15th in time for the 4 pm rally. The more bodies we have on the scene, the better our chances of having influence on potential legislation. If you can attend, please Wear Red For Public Ed and be a body in the crowd. Sheer numbers count. Bring a folding lawn chair if you wish, and a red umbrella for shade! Bring your friends. After the rally, avoid rush hour traffic by staying in town for dinner.

Information about potential 2016 NC School Legislation.

Sunday, June 5, 2016
9 am - 3 pm
Downtown Pittsboro

Contact Brenda Rogers: Brenda.hyde2@gmail.com for location.
Chatham County Voter Registration. The Chatham League of Women Voters will register voters and provide voter education at the First Sunday Pittsboro event on June 5.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASSIST WITH VOTER REGISTRATION ON JUNE 5! Brenda Rogers: Brenda.hyde2@gmail.com

Friday, June 3, 2016
10 am - 11 am
Vickie Shea's home. For directions and more information contact: ChathamVoices@gmail.com. Chatham Voices for Justice: Voter Registration Training for Volunteers. Chatham Voices for Justice is again offering training for volunteers interested in doing voter registration and voter education. The training lasts a little over an hour and uses materials from Democracy North Carolina about the registration form, options for voting, photo ID requirements, and resources for helping voters. The training takes place at Vickie Shea's home in Fearrington and is fun, includes refreshments, and does not use Powerpoint!

If you would like to participate in this sessions or would like more information, please reply to ChathamVoices@gmail.com. We will send confirmation and directions to Vickie's home.

More sessions will be scheduled in the coming months, so if neither of these dates works for you, don't worry - we'll send others.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Vickie Shea's home. For directions and more information: ChathamVoices@gmail.com Chatham Voices for Justice: Voter Registration Training for Volunteers. Chatham Voices for Justice is again offering training for volunteers interested in doing voter registration and voter education. The training lasts a little over an hour and uses materials from Democracy North Carolina about the registration form, options for voting, photo ID requirements, and resources for helping voters.

The training takes place at Vickie Shea's home in Fearrington and is fun, includes refreshments, and does not use Powerpoint!

If you would like to participate in this sessions or would like more information, please reply to ChathamVoices@gmail.com. We will send confirmation and directions to Vickie's home.

More sessions will be scheduled in the coming months, so if neither of these dates works for you, don't worry - we'll send others.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
8 am - 3 pm
Various dates, events, times and locations. Click here for more information Close the Medicaid Gap Advocacy Day. Join members of the North Carolina Medicaid Expansion Coalition for Close the Medicaid Gap - Week of Advocacy

Click here for more information

Click here for registration

Patients, healthcare providers, individuals in the coverage gap, and advocates are planning a Week of Advocacy to raise public awareness about the need for North Carolina to close our Medicaid gap. Closing the gap would provide health coverage for half a million North Carolinians and create tens of thousands of jobs.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
6 pm
Various events, times and locations.

Click here for more information
Week of Advocacy: Close the Medicaid Gap. Join members of the North Carolina Medicaid Expansion Coalition for Close the Medicaid Gap - Week of Advocacy

Click here for more information

Click here for registration

Patients, healthcare providers, individuals in the coverage gap, and advocates are planning a Week of Advocacy to raise public awareness about the need for North Carolina to close our Medicaid gap. Closing the gap would provide health coverage for half a million North Carolinians and create tens of thousands of jobs. Please join us for any or all of the events below!

Conference Calls: Preparing for Your Visit

Thursday, May 19th at 6 PM Conference Call - The Facts on Closing the Medicaid Gap

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Contact Brenda Rogers for directions Chatham Unit Happy Hour. Meet other League members and bring friends who want to learn more about the League of Women Voters. Happy Hour will be in Brenda Roger's home.

Brenda will have a couple of bottles of wine, so bring a SMALL snack to share or another bottle of wine. Remember the rule: Take home any leftovers.

We will talk briefly about voter registration training and dates for conducting registrations. Also think about what we want to do in the fall, a meet and greet event, questions sent to candidates to be posted on our website and/or published in local paper(s), etc.

No need to RSVP. Contact Brenda (brenda.hyde2@gmail.com)for more information and directions.

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)

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?

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)

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

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

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.

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 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 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.

Sunday, April 17, 2016
6:00 -- 8:00pm
Home of Pamela Oxendine. Email or call for directions to her home.

lwvdurhampo@gmail.com or 919-824-1565
New & Prospective Members Mixer. Are you new to or thinking about joining our League? Come learn more about who we are and what we do!

Contact Membership Director Eva Roger for more information. Eva Rogers (ebrog43@aol.com)

Thursday, April 14, 2016
7:00 - 8:30pm
Vickie Shea's home. Voter Education Training. Are you interested in registering voters and providing voters with information on voting options, photo ID requirements, and resources? The Chatham LWV Unit will organize voter registration/education venues and will have sign up opportunities. Volunteers will work at events around Chatham County between now and Election Day in November. Voter Education Training will be provided at Vickie Shea's home. Contact Vickie for more information - victoria.shea32@yahoo.com
Thursday, April 14, 2016
 
Hilton Garden Inn - Mayfair,
6745 Rock Spring Rd.
Wilmington, NC 8405.
Deadline for Registering for 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

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Carolina Meadows
100 Carolina Meadows
Chapel Hill, NC 27517


Board Room of the main building at Carolina Meadows, located off Whippoorwill across from Governors Village.
Chatham Unit Meeting. Join us in planning for voter service activities (registrations, fall candidates forums, and educational programs) and talk about concerns raised at a recent coalition meeting regarding protecting the quality of voter registrations. Also we need to review who is attending public meetings in Chatham: Board of Elections, Board of Commissioners Board of Education

You can bring a snack and drinks, and I will bring plastic glasses and paper products.

Monday, April 4, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Contact Diane for directions and more information. (615) 478-2248 or sassonsd@gmail.com Durham Happy Hour. Durham Happy Hour April 4 from 4-6 at the home of Diane Sasson. Contact Diane for directions and more information. (615) 478-2248 or sassonsd@gmail.com
Saturday, March 19, 2016
10:00 - 11:30 am
Rosalyn Darling's home. Voter Education Training. Are you interested in registering voters and providing voters with information on voting options, photo ID requirements, and resources? The Chatham LWV Unit will organize voter registration/education venues and will have sign up opportunities. Volunteers will work at events around Chatham County between now and Election Day in November. Voter Education Training will be provided at Rosalyn Darling's home. Contact Rosalyn for more information. Rosalyn Darling <chathamvoices@gmail.com>
Monday, February 29, 2016
7:00pm -- 8:00pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center
High Point University
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268

Debate will be broadcast live on Time Warner Cable.
LWVNC Hosts US Senate Debate. The LWVNC will be co-sponsoring the US Senate and NC Governor's primary election debates with Time Warner Cable News.

Learn more about the debates, including how to submit questions, here.

Friday, February 26, 2016
8:00pm
Page Auditorium
Duke University Campus
402 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Use Your Voice! Concert. Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Patty Griffin is teaming with fellow artists Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell for a major U.S. tour and voter engagement drive in conjunction with the League of Women Voters.

Three great American songwriters share the stage for an intimate presentation of their finest songs. Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Anaïs Mitchell have each spent the last decade developing some of the most distinctive voices in American roots music. In this special show, they will sing from their own catalogues, back each other vocally and instrumentally, and recount the stories behind the songs.

More information on Use Your Voice.

Purchase tickets.

Saturday, February 20, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 pm
United Church of Chapel Hill
1321 MLK Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Community Forum II: Excellence with Equity--The Schools Our Children Deserve. Sponsors include: Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, and the CHCCS PTA Council.

For more information, contact: Greg McElveen (gmcelveensr@gmail.com)

Flyer

Saturday, February 20, 2016
9:30 am
Southern Environmental Law Center
601 W. Rosemary St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516


Greenbridge Building, 5th Foor
COAL ASH DISPOSAL DISCUSSION. LWVODC is hosting a discussion on coal ash disposal. Our speaker will be Nick Torrey of SELC. He will address current issues concerning the disposal and storage of coal ash in our general area, as well as in Chapel Hill. This comes at the outset of the state's public comment period during which we as concerned and informed citizens may wish to be involved. Please join us to learn more about decisions being made about this potentially harmful material and ways we may influence these.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Brenda Rogers' home.

Contact Brenda for directions to her home. brenda.hyde2@gmail.com
Chatham Unit Social. Brenda Rogers is hosting the February Chatham Unit Social in her home. Donna Mergliano, a former League member and president of a WV chapter, who now lives in Chatham, will be Brenda's guest. Bring a friend and join Brenda, Donna and other Chatham League members for wine, snacks and good discussions on League activities.

Contact Brenda for more information: brenda.hyde2@gmail.com

Monday, February 15, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
280 S. Mangum Street
Durham, NC 27701


Located by Bull Stadium
Durham Happy Hour. Join Durham Unit League members for Happy Hour at the Tobacco Road Sports Cafe in Durham.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, Room A,
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Violence Against Women. The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties is hosting a discussion on violence against women in our three counties.

Our speakers will provide an overview of the prevalence of and efforts to combat violence against women in our community:

  • Cordelia Heaney, Executive Director of Compass Center for Women and Families
  • Aurelia Sands Belle, Executive Director of Durham Crisis Response Center
  • Sherry Shudra, Executive Director of Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Chatham County
  • Roxana Gomez, Advocate, Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Chatham County

The program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on site.

For more information, contact Krishna Mondal (lwvmondk@gmail.com).

Saturday, February 6, 2016
12:00pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Voter Registration Training. Get the most up-to-date information about voting requirements in advance of NC Primaries.

Contact Krishna Mondal for additional information.

Saturday, January 30, 2016
10:00am -- 3:00pm
Alamance Community College NC Public Education Advocacy Training: Public Schools Our Children Deserve. In response to mounting concerns about the status and future of public education in North Carolina, several advocacy groups, including LWVNC, have decided to combine energy and expertise by creating a new partnership, currently known as the "NC Public Education Working Group." This initiative is being undertaken as a means of supporting and expanding statewide grassroots efforts to educate and engage citizens around this critical issue.

The new coalition is scheduled to provide its first training session for community-based representatives + "NC Public Education Advocacy Training: Public Schools Our Children Deserve" - on Saturday, January 30 at Alamance Community College. LWVODC expects to enroll as many trainees as possible given seat limitations. We are optimistic that our involvement will provide us all with an informed, unified and clear voice on matters of great importance in public education. We will give our members a detailed update following this first training session.

Please let us know if you would like to attend this training session. Registration is required, but there is no fee for this session that lasts from 10 am until 3 pm. Organizers want each county to be represented. Please let Niki Jordan know as soon as possible if you would like an invitation.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
6:30pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Status of Medicaid Expansion: What's on the Political Horizon. The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties (LWVODC) is hosting a discussion on the "Status of Medicaid Expansion: What's on the Political Horizon" Wednesday January 20, 2016, at 6:30 PM. This event will take place at the Chapel Hill Public Library, located at 100 Library Drive in Chapel Hill.

Janet Hoy, President of the LWVODC, and Adam Linker from the NC Justice Center will review the 2016 election cycle and the Medicaid reform waiver process. The on-going efforts to expand Medicaid in North Carolina will also be discussed.

The program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
4:00 pm
Carolina Meadows
100 Whippoorwill Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Chatham Unit Social. Hope many of you can attend the first LWV Chatham Unit social of our New Year 2016.

The Board Room has been reserved for us. Bring your own beverage. Light snacks will be provided, to keep it simple.

We will plan for voter education and registration in Chatham County prior to the state wide primary election on March 15. You will be briefed on some things that have been scheduled already. Other projects are in the planning stage and we need your ideas. Come celebrate and participate in the opportunities we have in this new year.

Friday, December 11, 2015
11:30am
Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club
3001 Cameron Blvd.
Durham NC 27705
Holiday Party!. Come celebrate a wonderful year with wonderful League company!

RSVP BY DECEMBER 1

Thursday, December 10, 2015
7:00pm
Judea Reform Congregation
1933 W Cornwallis Rd
Durham , NC 27705
Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence. The North Carolinians Against Gun Violence and The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties will be jointly sponsoring a Candlelight Vigil to Remember the Victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting as well as the 90,000 American victims of gun violence since December 2012.

For more information about the NCGV and this event, go to http://www.ncgv.org

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Doors at 10:00am, Program at 10:30am
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
LWV & AAUW host discussion of Domestic and Gun Violence. The Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Assoc. of Univ. Women together with the League of Women Voters will host a meeting concerning domestic violence and how gun violence impacts women.

One of our members, Lisa Price, has been very involved in gun control organizations and is working on a speaker to specifically address gun violence. Additionally, a representative from COMPASS will speak about the scope of violence against women in our area.

More information about this event will be posted as it becomes available.

Friday, November 20, 2015
4:00 -- 6:00pm
Home of Brenda Rogers Chatham Happy Hour. Brenda Rogers will host a Happy Hour Celebration for Chatham Leaguers on Friday, November 20, from 4-6 pm.

Ground rules are that if you choose to bring wine or food, you take anything not consumed home with you! Brenda will provide the place, glasses and napkins, tea or coffee for non-drinkers, and nuts or simple bar mix. To avoid an oversupply of wine , let her know ahead of time if you plan to bring a bottle to share.

You will also provide the stimulating conversation that Leaguers are known for! Another rule, though, is no partisan political discussions and no campaign pins or materials. We can talk "politics" in a non-partisan way, like what the polls are saying, and definitely we can talk about issues. Or we can just get to know each other, what our interests and passions are.

Please contact Brenda for details and directions (her house cannot be found using GPS).

Saturday, November 7, 2015
12:30pm
NEW LOCATION

Another Broken Egg
2609 Erwin Road
Suite 120
Durham, 27705
1st Saturdays: Durham Unit Lunch. NEW TIME & LOCATION

Join the Durham Unit of the League for the regular unit meeting. Meet your county neighbors and discuss new and ongoing business.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
4:30pm
Tobacco Road Chapel Hill
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Post-Election & First Wednesday Happy Hour. Meet your League friends for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local level on the first Wednesday of the month! Friends and spouses welcome.

Tobacco Road Sports Bar will have drink and appetizer specials to enjoy.

Friday, October 23, 2015
4:00 -- 7:00pm
Home of Brenda Rogers Chatham County Happy Hour. In place of our regular Friday October happy hour, Brenda Rogers would like to invite Leaguers to her home on Friday, October 23 fro 4-7pm to get to know each other and to celebrate our accomplishments.

If you would like to bring food or drink, let Brenda know, but please, everyone does not need to bring something! We ended up with far too much at our last meeting at Carolina Meadows.

Contact Brenda for more information and directions to her home. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
6:30 -- 10:00pm
Chapel Hill Town Hall
Council Chamber
405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC
Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council Candidate Forum. The LWV ODC will host a forum to meet candidates for Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
6:00 -- 8:00pm
North Carolina Central University
H. M. Michaux Building
700 Cecil Street, Durham 27707
Durham City Candidates Forum. The LWV ODC will host a Candidates' Forum for open seats in the City of Durham.

Members of the League of Women Voters will be available to register voters and provide information about voting rights. The forum is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
4:30pm
Tobacco Road Chapel Hill
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
1st Wednesdays: Orange Happy Hour. Meet your League friends for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local level on the first Wednesday of the month! Friends and spouses welcome.

Tobacco Road Sports Bar will have drink and appetizer specials to enjoy.

Friday, October 2, 2015
11:30am
Carolina Ale House
3911 Durham- Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC
Durham Unit Meeting. Join the Durham Unit of the League for the monthly unit meeting. Meet your county neighbors and discuss new and ongoing business.

October's Unit Meeting will happen on Friday, October 2, rather than the standard 1st Saturday.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
11:00am - 2:00pm
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
3001 Cameron Boulevard
Durham, NC 27705
Center for Child and Family Health 6th Annual Fashion Show Fund Raiser. The LWV is pleased to be featured in the 6th Annual Fashion Show Fund Raised for the Center for Child and Family Health.

We will have the special opportunity to share the great work we do with other active members of our community.

More details, including how to purchase tickets, can be found here.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
6:30 -- 8:00pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
Meeting Room B
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
Chapel Hill/Carrboro School Board Candidate Forum. The LWV ODC will host a forum to meet candidates for the Chapel Hill/ Carrboro School Board.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
6:00 -- 8:00pm
Agriculture Building Auditorium
65 East Chatham Street
Pittsboro, NC
Pittsboro Mayor & Town Council Candidates' Forum. The League of Women Voters ODC will host a candidates' forum for the Pittsboro mayor and town council on September 24, 2015, in the Agriculture Building auditorium, located at 65 East Chatham Street, Pittsboro, from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Voter Registration will be available this event.

Saturday, September 19, 2015-Sunday, September 20, 2015
All Day
Durham CenterFest
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701
Register Voters at CenterFest!. Volunteers are needed to work in the LWVODC booth at CenterFest in downtown Durham Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20.

We will be registering voters and handing out information about voting rules at this fun street festival sponsored by the Durham Arts Council. http://centerfest.durhamarts.org/general-information

Volunteers are asked to work in two hour shifts: Sat. 10 am-noon Sat. Noon-2 pm Sat. 2-4 pm (already filled) Sat. 4-6 pm Sun. 11am-1pm Sun 1-3 pm Sun 3-5 pm

If you can help, contact Becky Winders. Be sure to provide your name, phone number, email address, first choice shift, and second choice shift.

We expect to be collaborating with YouCanVote for this event. http://www.YouCanVote.org

Thursday, September 17, 2015
6:00 -- 7:30pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, Room D
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill
Civil Rights: Then and Now with speaker Irving Joyner. The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties and the Chapel Hill branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will jointly sponsor a discussion of "Civil Rights: Then and Now," featuring Professor Irving Joyner of the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law, on Thursday September 17, 2015, at 6:30 PM.

Held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Law, this event will take place at the Chapel Hill Public Library, Room B, located at 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill.

Featured speaker Professor Irving Joyner lectures regularly at civil rights and legal education programs and is a frequent commentator for local, state and national media in the areas of law, politics, civil rights and racial justice.

The program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
6:00 -- 8:00pm
Central Carolina Community College
Siler City Campus
Room 230
400 Progress Boulevard
Siler City, NC
Siler City Mayor & Town Board Candidates' Forum. The LWV ODC will host a Candidates' Forum for open seats in Siler City.

Both candidates for Mayor have been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a question and answer period, and then closing remarks. Since the Town Commissioner seats are unopposed, Commissioner candidates will not participate in the question and answer period, but have been offered the ability to make a statement at the end of the mayoral question and answer time.

Members of the League of Women Voters will be available to register voters and provide information about voting rights. The forum is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
4:00 -- 6:00pm
Bean & Barrel Chapel Hill
50100 Governors Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
3rd Wednesdays: Chatham County Happy Hour. Join the Chatham Unit of the League for the regular unit meeting. Meet your county neighbors and discuss new and ongoing business.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
 
  3rd Wednesdays: Chatham County Happy Hour. Join the Chatham Unit of the League for the regular unit meeting. Meet your county neighbors and discuss new and ongoing business.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
6:00pm
South Regional Library
4505 Alston Avenue
Durham, NC
Candidates Forum for office of Mayor and City Council At-Large seats. The LWV will host a Candidates Forum for the office of Durham Mayor and City Council At-Large seats. This will be your opportunity to meet and ask questions of candidates.

The forum will be held at the South Regional Library in Durham.

Sunday, September 13, 2015
2:00 -- 4:00pm
8209 Morrell Lane
Durham, NC 27713
Meet the League. Welcome new members and learn about the work of the League of Women Voters in Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties.

Bring your spouses, neighborhoods, and anyone who wants more information.

Saturday, September 5, 2015
11:30am
Carolina Ale House
3911 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC
1st Saturdays: Durham Unit Lunch. Join the Durham Unit of the League for the regular unit meeting. Meet your county neighbors and discuss new and ongoing business.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
4:30pm
Tobacco Road Chapel Hill
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
1st Wednesdays: Orange Happy Hour. Meet your League friends for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local level on the first Wednesday of the month! Friends and spouses welcome.

Tobacco Road Sports Bar will have drink and appetizer specials to enjoy.

Friday, August 28, 2015
4:30 -- 7:30pm
Start
Old Durham County Courthouse
200 E. Main St.
Durham, NC

End
Rally Point Durham Central Park
501 Foster St.
Durham, NC
Women's Equality Day March. Join the Stand With Women and Families Coalition and the LWV ODC in celebrating the 95th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

There will be ways for the whole family to celebrate this milestone: speakers, performance artists, skits, live music, children's activities and food trucks! The day will conclude with a March from the Durham County Courthouse.

Please RSVP to http://www.actionnc.org/events or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/1477419335885836/

For more information call 919-794-8210.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
4:00pm
Carolina Meadows
Board Room
100 Carolina Meadows
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Chatham Unit Meeting/ Traveling Happy Hour. The Chatham Unit will meet on Wednesday, August 19, at 4:00 PM, in the board room at Carolina Meadows, 100 Carolina Meadows, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 (https://carolinameadows.org).

The purpose of the meeting is to prepare questions for the candidates' forums for the municipal elections in Pittsboro and Siler City and to arrange volunteers to assist with the forums will be given their responsibilities.

Bring snacks and drinks (wine is OK) to share! This session is in lieu of the monthly happy hour at the Bean and Barrel.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
4:30pm
Tobacco Road Chapel Hill
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
1st Wednesdays: Orange Happy Hour. Meet your League friends for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local level on the first Wednesday of the month! Friends and spouses welcome.

Tobacco Road Sports Bar will have drink and appetizer specials.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
11:30am
Carolina Ale House
3911 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC
1st Saturdays: Durham Unit Lunch. Join the Durham Unit of the League for the regular unit meeting. Meet your county neighbors and discuss new and ongoing business.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
10:15 am -- 12:00pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
Meeting Room C
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Orange Unit: 2015 Elections Preparations. Orange Unit Meeting: Let's prepare for the 2015 elections! Come and help us plan candidate forums; organize voter registration drives and put together voter guides for the people of Orange County.

Contact Krishna Mondal (lwvmondk@gmail.com) if you plan to attend.

Friday, July 10, 2015
10:15 am -- 12:15pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
Meeting Room C
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Voter Services Training Presentation. LWV-ODC is holding a Voter Services Training Presentation to review the new NC voter laws, photo ID laws, how to register voters in person, absentee registration, online registration and more!

Attend this session now to be ready for election season. Contact Krishna Mondal with any questions.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
10:00am
Chapel Hill Public Library LWV ODC Board Meeting. The LWV ODC Board of Directors will meet to discuss new and ongoing business.
Friday, June 5, 2015-Sunday, June 7, 2015
TBD
Marriott Research Triangle Park
4700 Guardian Drive
Durham, NC 27703
LWVNC State Convention. Speaking Out, Reaching Out: Opportunities and Challenges for LWVNC

LWVODC is hosting the biennial LWVNC State Convention. The deadline for registration is June 1, 2015.Brenda Rogers, President, LWVODC, is Chair of Local Arrangements.Contact her at 919-968-0833 or brenda.hyde2@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering to help with the convention or need further information.

June Atkinson, State Superintendent of Public Schools, will be our speaker on Saturday, June 6th.

Civil rights attorney Anita Earls will be the banquet speaker. Her topic will include the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

Joan Call, one of our members, will show a film about the ERA and why we still need it.

One of several workshops will cover League Basics for new officers and directors.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
7:00 -- 8:00pm
Durham County Main Library
Auditorium
300 NC Foxboro Street
Durham, NC
"Private Violence" Film Screening & Discussion. Join us for a screening and discussion of "Private Violence."
Monday, May 18, 2015
7:00pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
Meeting Room A
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
Preventing Gun Violence. The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, Chatham will have a backgrounder presentation on preventing gun violence by:

  • Becky Ceartas, executive director of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV)
  • Kaaren Haldeman, past president of the NC chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
  • Judy Panitch, activist extraordinaire with Moms Demand Action

They will cover both organizations' advocacy and activist work, as well as recent developments and the current legislative session (where HB 562 continues to threaten us all). There will be plenty of time for questions--and some creative, on-the-ground ideas for how we can help keep our communities safe.

The program begins at 7pm and parking is free.

Please come--and bring a friend or neighbor!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
 
NC Legislature LWV Lobby Day at State House. The LWV has secured May 13 at the Legislature for our legislative briefing and visit to our lawmakers. We are in the process of arranging speakers for briefings and making plans for visits to the lawmakers. Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
7:00pm
Extraordinary Ventures
200 S Elliott Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
A View on the Current Status of Immigration, with Consul General of Mexico for North and South Carolina. The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties is sponsoring a public forum with Javier Díaz de León, Consul General of Mexico for North and South Carolina.

The program will provide information on the role of the Mexican Consulate and on the effects of immigration for North Carolina.

Javier Díaz de León has served as Deputy Consul General in San Diego; Deputy Consul General in New York; Head of the Office for Migration and Hispanic Affairs at the Mexican Embassy in the United States; and Executive Director of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In April 2013, he was appointed as Consul General of Mexico in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The program is free and doors open to the public at 6:30 PM. Free parking is available.

PLEASE NOTE: The Program will begin at 7:00pm and is open to the public. The LWVODC's Annual Meeting will be held immediately prior to the speaker at the same location. Guests for the 7:00 program are asked to arrive when doors open at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Extraordinary Ventures
200 S. Elliott Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514






(across from Whole Foods)
Annual Meeting and Law Day Speaker. 5:30 pm+6:30 pm: LWVODC Annual Meeting (LWVODC members only)

6:30 pm+7:00 pm: Reception (free and open to public)

7:00 pm+8:00 pm: Law Day (free and open to public)

The Consulate General of Mexico + "A View on the Current Status of Immigration," presented by Javier Diaz de Leon, Consul General of Mexico for North and South Carolina

No reservations are required. Parking is available.

Sunday, May 3, 2015
2:00 - 4:00pm
Durham Central Park Pavilion Jane's Walk: Be a Tourist in Your Own City!. Jane's Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbours.

In concert with communities around the world and in recognition of the contribution of Jane Jacobs, the author of Death and Life of Great American Cities, we have planned an inaugural Durham Jane's Walk for Sunday May 3rd, 2-4 PM.

We will learn about future plans for the area, meet some of the business leaders, and discuss the potential of green infrastructure.

Learn more and RSVP here.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
10:00am -- 2:00pm
Durham County Main Library
Auditorium
300 N Roxboro Street
Durham, NC
Discussion on Ending Violence Against Women and Children. Hurt, Injured and Insulted: Ending Violence against Women and Children.

A discussion led by survivors, crisis center workers and emergency nurses who know these issues, can help develop solutions to stop domestic and sexual violence against women and children, and support those who have been victimized.

May 2, 2015 from 10:00am-2pm. Auditorium. Main Library - Durham County Library. 300 N Roxboro St. Durham, NC. (919) 560-0100

Saturday, April 25, 2015
3:00pm
Holmes Room
Chatham Community Library
197 Hwy 87N
Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Forum on Chatham County Economic Development. The Chatham Unit of the League of Women Voters ODC is sponsoring a public forum on Chatham County Economic Development.

Dianne Reid, president of the Chatham Economic Development Corporation joined by CEDC Board member Pat Richardson, will provide some demographic and economic data and give an update on several significant new developments and projects within Chatham County. Specific items discussed will include updates on education in Chatham County, NC's first & only Certified Megasite, and Chatham Park.

The program will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 3:00 PM in the Holmes Room at the Chatham Community Library, located at 197 Hwy 87N, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Parking is available, and the program is free and open to the public.

Contact Brenda Rogers, President, League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham at 919-968-0833 for more information.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bean and Barrel
5100 Governors Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517




(in Governors Village)
Third Wednesday Happy Hour with the Chatham Unit. Join your League friends on the third Wednesday of the month for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local levels! Wine is half-price and appetizers $5, so bring a friend or two for good conversation! 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sitar Indian Cuisine Restaurant
3630 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard
Durham, NC 27707
Impact of coal ash management in North Carolina. Brooks Rainey Pearson, Associate Attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center, will lead a discussion on coal ash. The program is free and open to the public. Parking is free.

SELC is a nonprofit environmental organization which plays a central role in major environmental issues taking place in North Carolina, from the Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks, defending, implementing, and enforcing the laws and policies that were put in place to protect public health and natural treasures.

The program will provide information concerning how coal ash is managed in North Carolina, the impact coal ash storage is having on the environment, and what can be done to protect our water supply. In North Carolina the SELC has offices in Chapel Hill and Asheville.

Attendees may purchase a buffet lunch for $15. Reservations are not required.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Greenwood Forest Baptist Church
110 SE Maynard Rd
Cary, NC 27511
NC Council of Churches 2015 Legislative Seminar. The NC Council of Churches 2015 Legislative Seminar is addressing several of the League Issues of Emphasis: Education, Immigration, Environment, Medicaid Expansion and Redistricting.

Registration cost is $15 for students, $25 for all others, and includes a light breakfast underwritten by Partners in Health and Wholeness, and a boxed lunch prepared by the Interfaith Food Shuttle's Catering with a Cause. Please register by April 7 to guarantee lunch. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m; the Rev. Dr. David Forbes, Dean of the Shaw Divinity School, will lead worship at 9:15 a.m.; and three workshop sessions will follow. Closing worship will be led by Greenwood Forest pastor the Rev. Ben Boswell.

Click here to register online or, if you prefer to mail it in, you'll find program information and registration forms in the attached PDF document.

Saturday, April 11, 2015
11:00 am
Spartacus Restaurant
4139 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Durham Unit Meeting. The Durham Unit of LWVODC will meet on April 7. Yvonne Sagers will be coordinating transportation from NCCU Student Center. Contact Yvonne at sidran@aol.com. A buffet lunch is available.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tobacco Road Sports Bar
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27515




(off NC 54 near Glen Lennox)
One Wednesday! Happy Hour with the League. Meet your League friends on the first Wednesday of the month for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local levels! Friends and spouses are welcome. Check the bar area and private rooms for other Leaguers.

Tobacco Road Sports Bar, 1118 Environ Way, Chapel Hill (off NC 54 near Glen Lennox)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
12:00 -- 3:00pm
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Rosenau Hall 133
Preventing Campus Sexual Assault: A Summit at UNC. UNC Gender-Based Violence Research Group is hosting a summit Wednesday, April 1 in Chapel Hill with focus on campus sexual assault.

Sandra Martin, PhD, and Christi Hurt, MPA, will present a keynote address on the topic of ending sexual assault on college campuses. A panel discussion will follow.

The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel
1 Europa Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
New Member Luncheon. Want to find out more about the League? Would you like to meet other League members? Join League volunteers for our "Introduction to the League" luncheon at the Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel on

RSVP by March 23 to Brenda Rogers, 919-968-0833, or Brenda.hyde2@gmail.com.

Friday, March 20, 2015
10:00am
NCCU
H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building
700 Cecil St.
Room: Auditorium
NCCU Presents: Excellence in Education Speaker Series. The North Carolina Central University School of Education will begin for the third consecutive year its Excellence in Education Speakers Series on March 20th at 10 a.m. in the School of Education Auditorium.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ivory Toldson, Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Toldson's topic will be "Hearing the Rest of the Story: Dispelling Myths about African American Boys & Men." Former State Senator Howard Lee will be the respondent.

This event is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
4 pm - 6 pm
Bean and Barrel
5100 Governors Drive,
Chapel Hill, NC 27517




(in Governors Village)
Third Wednesday, Happy Hour with the Chatham Unit. Join your League friends on the third Wednesday of the month for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local levels! Wine is half price and appetizers $5, so bring a friend or two for good conversation! Remember: We talk politics, meaning issues and positions, but we don't support candidates or parties when we are in League official activities!
Monday, March 16, 2015
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Brenda Roger's Home Chatham Unit Happy Hour. Chatham Unit will hold its monthly happy hour and meeting at the home of Brenda Rogers. Bring a snack or wine to share. Plans for voter registration and education programs will be discussed. Contact Brenda Rogers for more informations and directions to her home. Brenda Rogers <brenda.hyde2@gmail.com>
Saturday, March 14, 2015
2:00 - 4:00pm
Orange County Main Library
137 W. Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC
Film Screening of: A Matter of Sex. The Orange County Human Relations Commission invites you to attend a screening an discussion of "A Matter of Sex," a docu-drama on the true story of women seeking equal rights in employment.

The screening is free.

LWVODC partners with Orange County on programs.

Saturday, March 14, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Orange County Main Library
137 W. Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278
The Orange County Human Relations Commission Film Event. The Orange County Human Relations Commission Invites You to Attend:

Film Screening of: A Matter of Sex
A docu-drama on the true story of women seeking equal rights in employment

FREE!!!
A brief discussion on the continuing gender inequities to follow the film

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B. Free Parking

100 Library Drive,
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Sexual Assault on College Campuses and in the Community: Issues & Remedies. Rebecca Gibson, Sexual Assault Services Coordinator at the Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC), will lead the discussion. DCRC works with the community to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, education, support, and prevention. The program will provide an overview of the activities and services of the DCRC and an update on campus sexual assault and what needs to be done.

Coffee will be available. Bring your lunch and learn what is needed to affect this serious problem of violence against women.

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
11 am
CHANGE OF VENUE DURHAM UNIT MEETING!
New Meeting Location:

Carolina Ale House
3911 Durham Chapel Hill Rd
Durham, NC 27707


Carolina Ale House: 919-490-2001

Pamela's cell in case someone gets lost
919-824-1565
The Durham Unit Meeting. Mayor Bill Bell has been invited to speak on focus issues of the Durham Unit. Yvonne Sagers will be coordinating transportation from NCCU Student Center. Contact Yvonne at sidran@aol.com. Menu prices $10 to $20.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
4 pm - 6 pm
Tobacco Road Sports Bar
1118 Environ Way,
Chapel Hill, NC 27517


(off NC 54 near Glen Lennox)
One Wednesday, Happy Hour with the League. Meet your League friends on the first Wednesday of the month for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local levels! Friends and spouses are welcome.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
4 pm - 6 pm
Bean and Barrel
5100 Governors Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517


(in Governors Village)
Third Wednesday, Happy Hour with Chatham UnitThir. Join your League friends on the third Wednesday of the month for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local levels! Wine is half price and appetizers $5, so bring a friend or two for good conversation! Remember: We talk politics, meaning issues and positions, but we don't support candidates or parties when we are in League official activities!
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
7:00pm
NCCU
School of Education Auditorium
H.M. Michaux Jr Building


700 Cecil Street,
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.

Detailed background information for the meeting, such as the impact of the state budget on local schools, can be found on our School Newsfeed webpage

View our official flyer here.

Thursday, January 29, 2015
6:00 - 8:00pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
Meeting Room B
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
Program Planning Meeting.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
4:00 - 6:00pm
Home of Janet Hoy
Iris Lane
Chapel Hill, NC
Orange Unit Planning Meeting. This will be an organizational and planning meeting for the Orange Unit of LWVODC.
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.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
4:00 - 6:00pm
Bean and Barrel
51001 Governors Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
(in Governors Village)
Third Wednesday Happy Hour with Chatham Unit. Join your League friends on the third Wednesday of the month for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local levels!

Wine is half price and appetizers are $5, so bring a friend or two for good conversation! Remember: We talk politics, meaning issues and positions, but we don't support candidates or parties when we are in League official activities!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
3:00 - 4:00pm
LWV-US Webinar Training Opportunity from LWVUS: Program Planning and Support Webinar. This webinar could be helpful in preparation for the 1/29 LWVODC Program-Planning meeting. The LWVUS Program Planning and Support (PP&S) Committee will put on a webinar on January 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

PP&S Committee Chair Barbara Zia, and Advocacy Chair Chris Carson will outline the basics of the League's program process. The webinar is designed to help Leagues understand League programming from A to Z, including how to use national positions to take action locally.

To register, or for further information or questions, contact Betsy Lawson at blawson@lwv.org.

Thursday, January 15, 2015
7:00pm
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.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
11:00am
Torero's
4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC

(The Oak Creek Shopping Center is where TJ Maxx, Hibachi Grill and Chili's are located.)
Durham Unit Meeting. The Durham Unit of LWVODC will meet. The Unit will begin a discussion on the organization and function of Durham City and County Government.

Torero's will have a reasonably priced buffet lunch.

Friday, January 9, 2015
10:00am - 3:30pm
Courtyard Marriott RTP
301 Residence Inn Blvd
Durham, NC 27713
Close the Gap Training Session. Training for volunteers working on the LWV Medicaid Expansion educational Initiative.

Contact Janet Hoy details.

Thursday, January 8, 2015
7:00pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
Computer Lab
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
LWVNC Twitter Training. Please join us on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Chapel Hill Library Computer Lab for a LWVNC webinar with Jen Jones on twitter, how to and why it matters.

The ability to effectively communicate with voters online is one of the biggest advancements of the 2014 election cycle. And as the world's most engaging social network,Twitter is quickly becoming the go-to source for online political participation and civic engagement.

But how do you become a part of the Twitter conversation? What are best practices for tweeting? How can you most effectively turn tweets into action?

The League of Women Voters of North Carolina invites you to attend Winning at Twitter: A Beginner's Guide to the World's Most Engaging Social Network.

Join us for this informative, hour-long webinar on why Twitter is important, setting up a Twitter account, and best practices for a New Year of using Twitter to effectively communicate with voters.

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.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
5 pm - 7 pm
Community center in Briar Chapel Chatham Unit Holiday Gathering. Hold the date. More information to follow.
Monday, November 17, 2014
6:00 - 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.

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.
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.

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, 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.

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!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
12:00pm
Orange County Campus
Durham Tech
Register Voters with You Can Vote. Join You Can Vote's registration effort! To volunteer, visit the You Can Vote! webpage<http://www.youcanvote.org/events> and identify the event that you will attend, click on the event or the RSVP link which will take you to a page where you will fill out the requested information. When you RSVP through the website, we are then able to provide the materials you will need and to arrange to pick up the completed registration forms.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
12:00pm - 6:00pm
FestiFall Arts Festival
Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC
LWV at FestiFall. LWV ODC will host a booth at the FestiFall Arts Fest to register voters and prepare citizens for upcoming NC elections.

Look for more information, including how to volunteer, soon!

Saturday, October 4, 2014
2
The Really Really Free Market
Carrboro Town Commons
Register Voters with You Can Vote. Join You Can Vote's registration effort! To volunteer, visit the You Can Vote! webpage<http://www.youcanvote.org/events> and identify the event that you will attend, click on the event or the RSVP link which will take you to a page where you will fill out the requested information. When you RSVP through the website, we are then able to provide the materials you will need and to arrange to pick up the completed registration forms.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Durham Farmer's Market Voter Registration VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Volunteers are needed for the You Can Vote voter registration event at the Durham Farmer's Market. Two hour shifts would work best. The Market is open from 8:00AM to Noon. Contact Laura Gorham. Texting is the best way to reach Laura.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
3:00 - 5:00pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
Meeting Room D
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
ACA/CAC/Medicaid Expansion Planning Kick-Off Event. The Health Care Roundtable will be holding an ACA/CAC/Medicaid Expansion Kick-Off event. This meeting will review our plans for the upcoming ACA open enrollment period and describe the opportunities to engage in the Medicaid Expansion initiative.

We invite anyone who is interested in engaging in working on these health care issues to attend. The meeting will be held at the Chapel Hill Library, meeting room D.

Monday, September 29, 2014
7:30 - 9:00pm
Carolina Meadows
100 Carolina Meadows
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Candidate Forum; VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Candidates for judicial positions will speak and answer questions from the general public. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

Additionally, the League needs volunteers to assist with time keeping. Please contact Brenda if you are able to help.

Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:00am
Holmes Room
Chatham Community Library
197 NC Highway 87 North
Pittsboro, NC
Chatham Unit Planning Meeting. As a three-county League, we plan election-related and county-specific programs through county "units." Please join Chatham members and interested citizens to meet to talk about how we can organize to be effective in our county.

Possible topics for discussion:
- Voter registration drives
- Get-out-the-vote activities
- Candidates forums
- Public educational programs for Chatham residents

Please let Brenda Rogers know if you plan to attend and share any ideas you have for the Chatham unit. Invite other who would be interested in planning League activities to join us!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
 
The Arts Center
300-G E Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
Celebrate National Voter Registration Day with Swift Creek!. Join us at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro on Tuesday, September 23rd to celebrate National Voter Registration Day.

Swift Creek Band will perform a free concert on September 23 at 7 pm at the Arts Center at 300G East Main Street in Carrboro. The concert is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties and celebrates National Voter Registration Day.

Monday, September 22, 2014
7:30 - 9:00pm
Carolina Meadows
100 Carolina Meadows
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Candidate Forum; VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Candidates for county commissioners and school board positions will speak and answer questions from the general public. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

Additionally, the League needs volunteers to assist with time keeping. Please contact Brenda if you are able to help.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:00am
Carrboro Farmer's Market
Carrboro, NC
Register Voters with You Can Vote. Join You Can Vote's registration effort! To volunteer, visit the You Can Vote! webpage<http://www.youcanvote.org/events> and identify the event that you will attend, click on the event or the RSVP link which will take you to a page where you will fill out the requested information. When you RSVP through the website, we are then able to provide the materials you will need and to arrange to pick up the completed registration forms.
Saturday, September 20, 2014-Sunday, September 21, 2014
All Day
CenterFest Arts Festival
Downtown Durham
Register New Voters at CenterFest!. Come help with LWVODC Voter Registration and enjoy CenterFest--a fun annual event in downtown Durham!

Volunteers are needed to register voters and distribute information at Durham's CenterFest, on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21. The League is partnering with YouCanVote to staff the following shifts: Saturday noon-2, 2-4, and 4-6 pm and Sunday 11 am-1 , 1-3, and 3-5 pm. If you are able to help out, or if you need more information, please contact Becky Winders and indicate your phone number, email address, and first and second choices of shifts.

Friday, September 19, 2014
1:00pm -- 4:30pm
UNC Law School
Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, Room 5042
160 Ridge Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
THE CLEAN POWER PLAN: What EPA's Carbon Rules Mean for NC. The Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation, and Resources (CLEAR) at UNC is hosting a forum forum t0 provide an overview of the proposed EPA carbon regulations, starting with EPA's own perspective on how the rules could impact NC. The forum will feature a discussion on the proposed regulations from an academic perspective and the impact of the proposed regulations on a wide variety of interests in North Carolina.

The event is free and no registration is required.

"See the forum flyer for more information."< http://ie.unc.edu/PDF/news_related/UNC_Carbon_Regs_Forum_Flyer.pdf>

Monday, September 15, 2014
7:30 - 9:00pm
Carolina Meadows
100 Carolina Meadows
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Candidate Forum; VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Candidates for US House, State Senate, and State House positions will speak and answer questions from the general public. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

Additionally, the League needs volunteers to assist with time keeping. Please contact Brenda if you are able to help.

Sunday, September 14, 2014
2:00pm
Hillsborough Public Library
137 W Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278
"State of Conflict" Viewing & Discussion. The Bill Moyers' documentary "State of Conflict" will be shown on Sunday, September 14th at 2:00pm at the Hillsborough Public Library. Moyers tells the story of how poorly regulated campaign contributions have brought about drastic changes in our state.

A discussion following the film will be led by MacArthur Fellow Bob Hall, the Executive Director of Democracy North Carolina.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham & Chatham Counties.

Saturday, September 13, 2014
7:30 - 10:30pm
Mediterranean Deli
410 W Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC
Square Dance the Vote. NC Squares will be providing voter registration and voter information at their square dance. Come join the fun and help register voters.

Volunteers will not have to remain at the table for the whole event. If interested in volunteering, contact LWVODC member Leah Smith through NC Square's Facebook page or website.

Saturday, September 13, 2014
12:00pm
Carolina 1663 Restaurant
Sheraton Hotel
1 Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
New Member Welcome Lunch. New and potential League members are invited to us for a welcome lunch at the Carolina 1663 Restaurant. It will be an opportunity to learn about our League, meet other members, and decide about your level of participation.

We welcome all members whether you are able to take on a volunteer role, but we want you to know of the many activities and programs offered by our League.

Please RSVP to Brenda Rogers by September 10.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
6:00pm
NCCU Michaux School of Education Auditorium
712 Cecil Street
Durham, NC, 27707
ODC Candidates Forum. North Carolina Central University and the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties are holding a forum for the public to hear from the candidates for the NC General Assembly seeking to represent Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties.

Kicking off a month of activities on the NCCU campus to promote civic responsibility, the NCCU Student Government Association and the NCCU Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change are co-sponsoring the forum with the League.

All candidates have been invited to speak for five minutes. A light reception will follow the forum, and members of the League of Women Voters will register voters and provide information about voting rights. The forum is free and open to the public.

Saturday, August 9, 2014
1:00pm -- 7:00pm
UNCTV Studio
10 T.W. Alexander Drive
Durham, NC
LWV to Answer Phones for UNC-TV. LWVODC has volunteered to answer phones for the UNCTV SummerFest fundraiser. It's a great opportunity to support UNCTV and to introduce the larger community to LWVODC. Training for answering the phones will be provided, so don't worry if you've never done this before. It will be a great time to meet other LWVODC members--between training, phone calls and enjoying the food provided for volunteers!

To volunteer, contact Jean Baber no later than August 5th. Jean can answer any questions you may have.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
4:00 - 6:00pm
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC
First Wednesday Happy Hour!. Meet your League friends for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local level on the first Wednesday of the month! Friends and spouses welcome. Tobacco Road Sports Bar, 1118 Environ Way, Chapel Hill (Off NC 54 near Glen Lennox)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
4:00 - 6:00pm
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC
First Wednesday Happy Hour!. Meet your League friends for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local level on the first Wednesday of the month! Friends and spouses welcome. Tobacco Road Sports Bar, 1118 Environ Way, Chapel Hill (Off NC 54 near Glen Lennox)
Saturday, August 2, 2014
9:00am - 3:00pm
NC Advocates for Justice Center
1312 Annapolis Drive
Raleigh, NC
ERA: Alive and Kicking!. RATIFY ERA-NC is sponsoring a statewide event on Saturday, August 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the NC Advocates for Justice Center, 1312 Annapolis Drive in Raleigh.

Participants will hear a keynote address by former Senator Ellie Kinnaird, a talk by 12-year-old activist Madison Kimrey, and presentations by Nancy Glowacki and Roberta Madden, RATIFY ERA-NC co-directors.

Admission is free, but lunch will be available at $5 per person, according to event chairperson Varnell Kinnin of Business and Professional Women of North Carolina. The afternoon session offers interactive workshops on digital organizing, grassroots lobbying, and writing guest editorials and letters to the editor.

Seating is limited, and advance registration is required by July 26. To register, send name, address (including email address), and phone number to Michelle Evans, 1744 Cobblestone Drive, Creedmoor, NC 27522. If lunch is desired, include $5, payable to RATIFY ERA-NC. For more information, call Roberta Madden at 225-315-0303.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
4:00 - 6:00pm
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC
First Wednesday Happy Hour. Meet your League friends for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local level on the first Wednesday of the month! Friends and spouses welcome. Tobacco Road Sports Bar, 1118 Environ Way, Chapel Hill (Off NC 54 near Glen Lennox).
Saturday, June 21, 2014
2:00pm
Scrap Exchange Creative Reuse Arts Center
923 Franklin Street
Bays 1 and 2
Durham, NC 27701
New Member Welcome Event. Welcome to the League of Women Voters ODC!

Learn about the League's history and our work as well as the benefits of being a League member. Visit the Scrap Exchange and learn how the ultimate recycling effort is reuse while enjoying refreshments with other League members.

RSVP to Brenda Rogers by Monday, June 16.

Monday, June 16, 2014
9:00am - 4:00pm
United Church of Chapel Hill
1321 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
NC Council of Churches 2014 Critical Issues Seminar. Teachers are leaving, curriculum battles are brewing, public education in NC is at a crossroads. Hear from experts and discuss ways to strengthen our schools. . The cost is $25 ($15 for students and Pre-K through college educators), which includes arrival snacks and lunch.

For program and registration details see:

http://www.ncchurches.org/2014/03/registration-now-open-for-2014-critical-issues-seminar-2/

Saturday, June 14, 2014
4:00pm
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.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
7:00pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Health Insurance 101: I'm Enrolled; Now What?. The Chapel Hill Public Library and the League of Women Voters will host an informal session to assist the public in sorting through insurance policy terms and concepts and help residents understand the basics of their policies.

Health Insurance 101, or "I'm Enrolled, Now What?", will be held at at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, in Meeting Room A at the Chapel Hill Public Library. The session is free and open to the public with no registration required.

The Library and its partners assisted more than 300 residents in obtaining health care insurance during the recent open enrollment period. The library sees connecting residents with resources that can help them decipher the 'ABC's' of their health care coverage as the next step in the enrollment process.

Health insurance professional Janet Hoy, who has 25 years of experience in the insurance and health plan industry, will be presenting the session and notes, "Understanding how health insurance plans work is incredibly important but unfortunately incredibly complicated and full of lots of insurance specific terms. It helps to have a translator."

To learn more, stop by the library, visit chapelhillpubliclibrary.org, or call 919-968-2780.

A department of the Town of Chapel Hill, the Chapel Hill Public Library offers connections, choices, and community. To find out more about the library, is collections, programs, and services, visit chapelhillpubliclibrary.org or follow the Library on Facebook and Twitter (chpublib).

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
4:00 - 6:00pm
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC
First Wednesday Happy Hour. Meet your League friends for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local level on the first Wednesday of the month! Friends and spouses welcome. Tobacco Road Sports Bar, 1118 Environ Way, Chapel Hill (Off NC 54 near Glen Lennox).
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
9:30am - 2:00pm
North Carolina Legislature
16 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
Visit to the NC Legislature. The LWV will visit the legislature and spend have the opportunity to hear update on important LWV issues, observe Committees while in session, and connect LWV issues with Legislators. Printed information and handouts provided and don't forget to wear your LWV button.

Lunch in the Legislative Bldg cafeteria with other League advocates followed by visit to the NC House and Senate while in session (Members choice). More details coming.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
6:30 - 8:30pm
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
607 N. Greene St.
Greensboro, NC 27402
LWV Piedmont Triad; Overcoming Voter Suppression. The League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad invites our League to attend a wine reception and dinner, with remarks from special guest, Deirdre Macnab, President of the LWV of Florida on "Overcoming Voter Suppression in NC: Lessons Learned from Florida."

This event will be held in the Haywood Duke Room at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 607 N. Greene St., Greensboro, NC 27402 on May 20, 2014 from 6:30 + 8:30 pm.

The cost is $15 per person. Reservations and payment (click here) must be received by May 14, 2014.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
5:30-6:30pm
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.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
7:00
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.

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 22, 2014
7:00pm
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.

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.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
4:00-6:00pm
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Monthly LWV Happy Hour. Take advantage of our Happy Hour to have some social time with your League friends!

Join us at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe in Chapel Hill. We meet there on the first Wednesday of the month to share conversation and refreshments. Soft drinks are available and during Happy Hour, a glass of wine is half price. No meeting, no speaker, just fun conversation with your issue-oriented friends!

Please feel free to bring spouses or friends to join us. We have really had a lot of fun with this!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
7:00pm
Eno River UU Fellowship
4907 Garrett Road
Durham, NC 27707
The Dollars and Sense of Charter Schools. Nancy Cox, a Durham Public School Board member, League member and former classroom teacher, will lead participants toward an understanding of the complexities of the charter school legislation as it relates to funding, citizen oversight and accountability.

League members, prospective members and the public are welcome. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Hibachi Grill
4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Lunch with Anita Earls. Anita S. Earls, Executive Director, Southern Coalition for Social Justice will speak to the challenges to the voter law and the impact of the law on certain segments of the society.

Lunch is $10, which will be collected at the door. If you have any questions, contact Marna Doucette (mdoucette1@nc.rr.com)

This program was originally scheduled for January 29.

Saturday, March 15, 2014
10:00am coffee; 10:30am program begins
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Panel on Sex and Human Trafficking, Co-Sponsored by the AAUW. The League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women will be sponsoring a panel discussion on Sex and Human Trafficking. Presenters Ellie Kinnnaird, Susan Young, and Jessica Porta run a program which will include discussions of:

- An overview of the topic, including how it impacts life in North Carolina;
- The History of Human Trafficking in NC, How Legislators Became Aware of It and Got a Bill Through the Legislature; and
- Sex and Human Trafficking in the Triangle: Training Local Agencies and Helping Victims and Survivors.

Please join us for to discuss and learn to take action on an important problem that has a disproportionate impact in the lives of women.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
4:00-6:00pm
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Monthly LWV Happy Hour. Take advantage of our Happy Hour to have some social time with your League friends!

Join us at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe in Chapel Hill. We meet there on the first Wednesday of the month to share conversation and refreshments. Soft drinks are available and during Happy Hour, a glass of wine is half price. No meeting, no speaker, just fun conversation with your issue-oriented friends!

Please feel free to bring spouses or friends to join us. We have really had a lot of fun with this!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
7 pm - 8:30pm
Extraordinary Ventures

200 S. Elliot Rd.
Chapel Hill, 27514
Helen Ladd on Public Education. Helen Ladd will speak about the general topic of public education today in NC, with special focus on the question of the implications of new legislation on charter schools and effects of other funding plans.

Helen Ladd is Edgar T. Thompson Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Duke University.

Six new charter schools will open in Durham this year in addition to the current 11. How will financial aspects shake out? Some charter schools complement traditional public schools in their district. Others compete with traditional public schools for funding. Oversight and monitoring of charter schools in NC is very weak. The state office is overwhelmed, especially since the statewide cap of 100 schools has been lifted, and numbers of charters are increasing greatly. Questions about school funding include:

- Poverty, equity, race. Do we really want fragmented communities? Are charter schools causing more segregation?

- Why are charter schools popular in poor communities?

- What are the data: sizes of schools? How are charter schools funded from state and local sources?

- How can oversight be improved?

- What should be monitored and how could it be done?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliot Rd., Chapel Hill

Map
Public Education Today in NC. Helen Ladd, Edgar T. Thompson Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics, Duke Univ., will speak on "What are the implications of new legislation on charter schools and effects of other funding plans?"
Sunday, February 16, 2014
2:00pm
Extraordinary Ventures
200 South Elliot Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Bill Moyers' "State of Conflict: North Carolina" Viewing & Panel Discussion. "STATE OF CONFLICT: NORTH CAROLINA"

Why is North Carolina dramatically changing directions? Our schools are receiving less money, our laws protecting the environment are being rolled back, our programs helping citizens in need are being eliminated. What's the causing this shift in priorities and how do we put our state back on track? Come to a free showing of this Bill Moyers documentary, State of Conflict: North Carolina on Sunday, February 16, 2014, 2pm at Extraordinary Ventures, located at 200 S. Elliot Street, Chapel Hill.

Panelists include former State Senator Ellie Kinnaird, North Carolina Central University Business professor Dr. Mary Phillips, and UNC-Law school professor Gene Nichol.

Saturday, February 15, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
Room 1
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LWVNC Program Planning Meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to agree on whether to make recommendations, and what recommendations to make, for LWVUS Program for 2014-16 for consideration at National Convention.

If you would like to recommend an issue for National study, see especially the LWVUS Program Planning Form (below) and come to the meeting with a prepared statement of the position you would like to propose (300 words or less).

Summary of Public Policy Positions + LWVUS

LWVNC Public Policy Positions

LWVODC Issues for Emphasis and Local Positions

LWVUS Program Planning Form

New LWVUS proposed study: Alternatives to Partisan Primaries

LWVUS Concurrence Proposal: Human Trafficking Position

For position descriptions and other details, please email Beverly at bevkawalec[at]nc.rr.com

We will also be honoring our past presidents and enjoying light refreshments.

Saturday, February 15, 2014
2 pm
Room A, Chapel Hill Public Library, located off Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC Celebrate League History and Participate in LWVUS Program Development. On February 15 our League will commemorate our founding (Feb. 14, 1920) with a birthday party and recognize our past presidents for their leadership. We will also talk about the program planning process that Leagues across the US engage in as we prepare for the bi-annual national convention, held this June in Dallas, TX. Beverly Kawalec will lead our discussion of issues for consideration by the national board. The public is invited to engage in the discussion; however, only members can reach consensus on our proposals that we send to LWVUS.

Birthday cake and beverages will be provided as we celebrate the founding of the League and our history.

Friday, January 31, 2014
10:00am
Chapel Hill Public Library, Room A
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Youth Voter Information & Training Session. 2014 Youth Voter Registration Project: Information and training meeting to prepare for the education and voter registration drives in high school and community colleges this Spring. In you wish to participate please contact Krishna Mondal at herfkm@gmail.com.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Hibachi Grill in the Oak Creek Village, HWY 15-501 (Durham-Chapel Hill Highway) Lunch with the League - CANCELLED. Wednesday's lunch with Anita Earls has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
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Anita S. Earls, Executive Director, Southern Coalition for Social Justice will speak to the challenges to the voter law and the impact of the law on certain segments of the society.

Lunch is $10, which will be collected at the door. If you have any questions, contact Marna Doucette (mdoucette1@nc.rr.com)

Sunday, January 26, 2014
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrboro Century Center Annual Human Relations Month Forum. The Orange County Human Relations Commission will host this event, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Forum will address this marque law and its ramifications and implications for the past 50 years. This law was birthed after many years of struggle, protests and sit-ins, such as the renown sit-ins at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro. Heralded as the nation's benchmark civil rights legislation, it spawned other anti-discrimination laws such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Fair Housing Act, the ADA and Title IX.

We also plan to hear from local heroes who were involved in the sit-ins and those who represented victims of illegal discrimination. It will be a powerful presentation and discussion that will address barriers that have threatened our ability to live peaceably amongst each other.

In addition to the discussion, there will be food and live entertainment. The event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, January 26, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Kehillah Synagogue, 1200 Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill An Orientation to Voting Rights Action. The Kehillah Synagogue joins with Unitarian Community Church of Chapel Hill to host speakers from Democracy-NC and the League of Women Voters in a discussion and planning session for actions to protect and regain voting rights. Bob Hall, Democracy NC, and Ellie Kinnaird, former State Senator, will present, and Vicki Boyd, former LWVODC President, will be on a Q&A panel.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 pm
SW Durham Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham 27707 Understanding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Members of the LWVODC Speakers' Bureau will be presenting an educational program on the ACA. Program is free and open to the public.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
10:00 am refreshments; 10:30 am program begins
Chapel Hill Public Library
Room A
Equal Rights Amendment. Roberta Madden and Florry Glasser will talk about the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. 10:00am refreshments and 10:30 am program. LWVODC and AAUW are cosponsors of this program.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
4 pm - 6 pm
Tobacco Road Sports Bar,
1118 Environ Way, Chapel Hill, right off Rt 54 near Glen Lennox.

Map and Directions
One Wednesday! Happy Hour with the League!. Meet your League friends for a little social time and chatter about League issues at the national, state and local level on the first Wednesday of the month! Friends and spouses welcome.

On Wednesdays, a glass of wine is half price and hors d'ouvres are available should you want a snack. Soft drinks and tea are available as well.

Drop in, chat for a while and take off for dinner--or have your spouse or friends join you there for dinner!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
12 noon
Greensboro at the Holy Trinity Church LWV Piedmont-Triad Luncheon: Pulic School Program. The Women's Forum of NC, the Piedmont-Triad League of Women Voters, and the education roundtable of LWVNC are holding a joint luncheon program. Dr. June Atkinson will not be able to join us due to an unexpected mandate to testify on Common Core Standards in Raleigh on the 17th. She has asked Dr. Mike Ward, former N C Superintendent of Public Instruction, to represent her. He has taken a very active role in support for public education in N. C. since the actions of the current legislature. T V personality, Sandra Hughes will moderate a panel made up of Karey Harwood, Ex. Director of Public Schools First N C and Mark Jewell, Vice President of the N C Association of Educators in response to Dr. Ward's keynote remarks. Questions may be submitted by the audience.

Make reservations, see program agenda, and get directions. Payment of $12 for the lunch will be required to reserve a place.

Sunday, December 15, 2013
3 pm
The FRANK, Franklin Art Collective, on 109 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Parking available in the Rosemary parking lot.
Holiday Event. Join the League at our Holiday Event for refreshments, an update on League activities, and a special speaker. Ann Woodward, Executive Director of the Scrap Exchange in Durham and an artist, will talk about the origins of the Scrap Exchange, which recycles used materials for use in art and other projects. She will relate her work to her concern for the environment.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 10th to: Susan Buonocore, gbuonocore62@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill Understanding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Members of the LWVODC Speakers' Bureau will be presenting an educational program on the ACA. Program is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Hibachi Grill, 4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd in Durham Lunch with the League. Ellie Kinnaird, long-time LWVODC member and recently retired State Senator, will discuss the new NC Voter ID Law and her efforts to ensure that all eligible voters will have an acceptable form of ID when the law goes into effect in 2016.
Friday, November 15, 2013
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Immaculate Conception Church, 910 W. Chapel Hill ST., Durham Understanding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Members of the LWVODC Speakers' Bureau will be presenting an educational program on the ACA. Program is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
2 pm
Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro St., Durham Understanding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Members of the LWVODC Speakers' Bureau will be presenting an educational program on the ACA. Program is free and open to the public.
Monday, November 11, 2013
10 am - noon
Orange County Library, 137 N. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, NC Understanding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Members of the LWVODC Speakers' Bureau will be presenting an educational program on the ACA. Program is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
 
  Nov. 5 Election Day.
Monday, November 4, 2013
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Graham Public Library, 211 South Main Street, Graham, NC League Presentation of Affordable Care Act. Janet Hoy and Walter Salinger to provide presentation on Affordable Care Act.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill Understanding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or ObamaCare. Janet Hoy, LWVODC Vice President, will present Understanding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or ObamaCare. The goal of this educational program is to provide an understanding of the new law and how it will be implemented in North Carolina.

The program is open in the general public. Admission and parking are free.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
7 pm - 8:45 pm
Durham City Council Chambers,
101 City Hall Plaza
LWVODC Candidates Forum for Nov. 5 Durham Municipal Election. The Forum, co-sponsored by the LWVODC and the Durham InterNeighborhood Council, is open to the public and free of charge. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

The Forum will provide an opportunity for the candidates to present their views on issues facing Durham.

Durham citizens are encouraged to attend, submit their questions, and participate in this important election. Those who are unable to attend can view the Forum live on Durham's OWN Television, DTV8 on Time Warner Cable. Closed captioning will be provided courtesy of the Durham Chamber of Commerce.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
7 -9 pm
Seymour Senior Center Theater, 2251 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill Council Candidates Forum. The Chapel Hill Candidates Forum will be co-sponsored by the Seymour Senior Center. Vicki Boyer, former LWVODC Pres., will moderate.
Volunteers needed to help, contact Eve (evebarkley@icloud.com)
Sunday, October 6, 2013
3:00 pm
Contact Yvonne Schmidt (schmidj@nc.rr.com) for location Invitation to New and Potential Member. Join us for refreshments and in informal orientation to the League. League leaders will share information about our organization and answer questions. If you are interested in attending, please contact Yvonne Schmidt (schmidj@nc.rr.com) for more information.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
7 - 9 pm
Carrboro Council Chambers Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School Board Candidates Forum. Moderator TBD.
Volunteers needed to help, contact Eve (evebarkley@icloud.com)
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
7 pm
South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Avenue Celebrate National Voter Registration Day. Judge Willis Whichard will discuss voter rights and introduce the film "Iron Jawed Angels", which portrays the struggle leading to the adoption of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Voter registration will begin at 6:45 pm and continue after the film. Flyer
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
10 - 11 am
400 W Main Street, Room 103, Durham Voter Registration - Achievement Academy of Durham. Provide a quick introduction to voting in Durham (upcoming city elections, where to vote, how to vote) and assist with registering any unregistered students. Contact: Marna (mdoucette1@nc.rr.com)if your are interested in helping.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Various
Durham Technical Community College, 1637 Lawson Street, Durham, NC 27703

1. Main campus outside or in White Building. TIME: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

2. Main campus, Phail Wynn Student Services Center. TIME: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Durham Technical Community College, The Orange County Campus, 525 College Park Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278, 919-536-7238. TIME: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

SILER CITY CAMPUS OF CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 400 Progress Boulevard, Siler City, NC 27344-3032. TIME: 9:00 AM-12:00 NOON

Pittsboro Campus, Central Carolina Community College, 764 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312-8822. TIME: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
National Voter Registration Day. Volunteers are needed to assist with voter registration at our local community colleges. Contact Krishna Mondal, herfkm@gmail.com.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
11 am - 5pm
Booth E27, Corcoran St. Durham 27701 LWVODC Voter Registration at Durham CenterFest. LWVODC Voter Registration Booth. Bessie Carrington, bessiec@mindspring.com or 919-489-8668, if you want to volunteer to register voters
Saturday, September 21, 2013
10 am
Carolina Woods Retirement Center,
Carolina Room, 750 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill
Status of Women in NC. LWVODC and AAUW-CH are co-sponsoring this program. Guest speaker Bernetta Thigpen, Region Director for the Northern Piedmont Region Office of the NC Council for Women, has been responsible the oversight and monitoring of family stabilization/self-sufficiency pro-grams, domestic violence and sexual assault programs, training non-profits boards and providing technical assistance and consultation to a host of victim service agencies. She is a qualified mental health professional with 25 years of experience working as an advocate and provider for individuals with mental illness.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
10 am - 5pm
Booth E27, Corcoran St. Durham 27701 Voter Registration Durham Centerfest. September 21-22: Visit LWV ODC booth at Durham Centerfest. Contact Bessie Carrington, bessiec@mindspring.com if you can volunteer 2-3 hours, meet your friends and register voters.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
10 am - 12 noon
Carrboro Council Chambers Carrboro Candidates Forum. The Carrboro Candidates Forum will be moderated by Janet Hoy, VP, LWVODC.
Volunteers needed to help, contact Eve (evebarkley@icloud.com)
Thursday, September 19, 2013
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill Now Who Pays? The Impact of New NC Legislation and Budget on Local Govt Services. Kelly McCullen, Host of UNC-TV's Legislative Week in Review, will provide a summary of the new tax legislation and other outcomes from the 2013 legislative session that impact funding of local services.

Charlie Horne, Chatham County Manager; Deborah Criag-Ray Durham Assistant County Manager; and Michael Talbert, Orange Assistant County Manager, will address specific impacts on budgets, revenue sources and services.

The program is open to the general public. Admission and parking are free.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
10 am
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

(919-968-2777)
Training Meeting for Voter Registration Volunteers. If you are a League volunteer that will be helping to register voters on National Voter Registration Day (Sept. 24), please plan to attend this meeting for training and further details about the organization for the day. If you have registered voters before, please plan to attend and share your experiences.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
7 pm
Durham County Library Candidates Forum for Oct. 8 Durham Municipal Primary. Bring your questions for the primary candidates for Mayor and the Ward 2 Council seat. This forum is co-sponsored by the Durham InterNeighborhood Council. Volunteers are needed to register voters. Bessie Carrington, bessiec@mindspring.com or 919-489-8668.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
3:30 pm
Caribou Coffee [Franklin at Estes] Orange County Voter Services Meeting. Planning for Candidates Forums and Election Guides. If you are interested in helping with the forums and guides, contact Eve (evebarkley@icloud.com)
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Peace & Justice Plaza - in front of the Chapel Hill Post Office. Taking the Dream Home! Rally. Join LWVODC members at the rally. Forward Together Movement Marches Across North Carolina on the 50th Anniversary of March on Washington. North Carolina will heed Dr. King's call at the end of his "I Have a Dream" speech to go home and organize! Dr. Bill Turner and Paige Johnson will be the keynote speakers and Bishop Gene Hatley will MC.
Monday, August 26, 2013
7 pm
Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC, located across from Whole Foods and adjacent to the State Employees' Credit Union Celebrate Women's Equality Day with LWVODC. On August 26, 1920 the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was approved, giving women the right to vote. We invite our elected women officials and the public to join our League to commemorate this historical event with a program focusing on voter registration and participation as the basis of our democracy.

Michael Perry, Director of the Durham County Board of Elections, and Dawn Stumpf, Director of the Chatham County Board of Elections, will talk about challenges facing their offices and ways that volunteers can assist in local elections to be held this November.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Seymour Senior Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill.

Meeting in Dogwood Room.
LWVODC Board Retreat. Planning for 2013-2014 League Year.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
10 am
Carolina Meadows conference room (main building), 100 Whippoorwill Lane, Chapel Hill. Parking available.

Directions
County Units and Voter Service Planning Session. We will set goals for the year, and develop plans for each county unit.

Email or call Brenda Rogers at Brenda.hyde2@gmail.com or 919-968-0833 to confirm attendance.

Friday, May 31, 2013
 
DoubleTree Suites in Charlotte-SouthPark, NC The 34th bi-annual League of Women Voters North Carolina State Convention. May 31 - June 2. The theme for this year is "ENSURING A FUTURE - MISSION, MEMBERS, AND MONEY. More information
Saturday, May 18, 2013
10 am - 2 pm
Chapel of the Cross dining room, Franklin Street, Chapel Hill.

Parking available in the Morehead Planetarium parking lot, free of charge.

Directions
LWVODC Planning Session. Set goals for the year and develop plans around the following areas: programs, advocacy, membership, and communication/public relations. Email or call Brenda Rogers at Brenda.hyde2@gmail.com or 919-968-0833 to confirm attendance by May 13 and reserve a box lunch. Bring $10 for lunch.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
5:30 pm
Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill Celebration of Law Day and Annual Meeting. The Honorable Cheri Beasley, Associate Justice of the NC Supreme Court, will speak on women in the judiciary as part of our celebration of Law Day. A reception will follow. At 6:45 p.m. we will convene for our annual meeting, at which time we will elect officers, approve a budget, adopt a program plan, as well as recognize our volunteers and members for their service. Annual Meeting Information>
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
12 noon
Hibachi Grill Lunch and Learn. CANCELLED
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
4:00 pm
United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at the corner of Homestead Road. Charter Schools Interest Group: Book Discussion. Charter Schools Interest Group will host a discussion of The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, by Diane Ravitch. The meeting is open to all League members and the public. Our discussion leader will be Dr. Barbara Chapman, retired educator and expert in curriculum and instruction. Start reading now to be ready to discuss charter schools, other forms of school choice and their impact on North Carolina.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Durham South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Avenue DURHAM UNIT SPRING MEMBERSHIP MEETING. The Durham City/County Merger group has been studying the details of a merger and will be asking the group for consensus on the question of merger and/or consolidation of City and County. All members, including those who have been involved with past merger studies, are invited. For your consideration: documents prepared by the Durham Merger Study Group.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Extraordinary Ventures: 200 South Elliott Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514 LWVODC Hosts Health Care Series. Panel with a representative of BlueCross/BlueShield; a representative from the Piedmont Community Health Center and a local physician will discuss local perspectives.
Monday, March 11, 2013
noon - 4 pm
McKimmon Center, NCSU Campus, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh Celebrate Sunshine in Government Event. This event is sponsored by the Sunshine Center of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition (the League of Women Voters is a coalition member) and N.C. State University Student Media.

Speakers include veteran journalists and government officials from North Carolina and more than a dozen experts and advocates for open government. Pre-registration is now available online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9LMZ8BM. see http://www.lwvodc.org/whats_new.html for more details.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Extraordinary Ventures: 200 South Elliott Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514 LWVODC Hosts Health Care Series. Commissioner Wayne Goodwin: North Carolina Insurance Commissioner since 2008 and the regulator in charge of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Extraordinary Ventures: 200 South Elliott Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514 LWVODC Hosts Health Care Series. Speaker Dr. John Oberlander: Professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy & Management at UNC with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Political Science;
Monday, February 4, 2013
12 noon
Tobacco Road Sports Bar1118 Environ Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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League Lunch. Tazra Mitchell, N.C. Justice Center, to speak about proposed changes in N. C. sales tax

Please RSVP by Sunday Feb 3 to Vicki Boyer (viva.boyer@gmail.com)or call my cell (919-612-7079)--leave a message if I am unable to answer! Thanks for a quick response! The public is invited

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Extraordinary Ventures: 200 South Elliott Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514 LWVODC Hosts Health Care Series. Speaker Dr. Pam Silberman: President & CEO of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and Co-Publisher of the North Carolina Medical Journal
Monday, January 14, 2013
5:30
Panzanella in Carrmill Mall MEET AND GREET YOUR LEGISLATORS. League will hold a "meet and greet your legislator" event. League will order pizzas and have a cash bar. Members will have an opportunity to talk to their legislators about issues important to the League and to our communities and state. More information to follow.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
10:00 am
Clubhouse in Governors Club HOLIDAY COFFEE. League members are invited to a holiday coffee with light refreshments and opportunity for social time to meet new members and renew friendships before a short program. Bob Hall, our member and executive director of Democracy NC, will lead a discussion with our members on expected legislative initiatives that relate to League issues.

Please RSVP by contacting Brenda Rogers at 919-968-0833 or Brenda.hyde2@gmail.com.

To offset costs, you may pay $10 at the door.

Thursday, December 13, 2012
5:30 pm
NC Association of Educators Bldg, 700 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh More Voters - Less Big Money. "Go, Granny, D," the touring show highlighting the story of "Granny D" Haddock, and featuring actress Barbara Bates Smith and her musical accompanist Jeff Sebens, will be presented by NC Voters for Clean Elections. For tickets or more information RSVP to melissa@ncvce.org or call (919) 371-VOTE.

"Granny D," a ninety-year-old in 2000, was considered a national heroine as she completed a walk from Los Angeles to Washington DC to bring attention to campaign finance reform. Her memoir, "Granny D," compiled from her journals, was praised by supporters such as John McCain, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Moyers. Espousing "You're never too old to raise a little hell," she continued bipartisan election reform efforts, including a countrywide voter registration drive, before her death in 2010.

Thursday, November 29, 2012
12 noon
Spartacus restaurant on 15-501 business in Durham Lunch with the League. Christopher A. Cody who will speak on charter schools. Cody is Director of Public Policy Research at the Public School Forum of NC.

Reservations are required. To make a reservation, please contact Gay Eddy at jgeddy@earthlink.net or 919-933-5486 by November 26. The meeting is open to the public.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
2pm
1417 Gray Bluff Trail, located off of Mount Carmel Church Road GET-OUT-THE-VOTE LETTER WRITING PARTY. Yvonne Schmidt will host a follow up letter writing party. Letters will go to women in NC to help increase the percentage of women voting in NC. Contact Yvonne to volunteer by calling her at 919-968-0322 or emailing her at schmidj@nc.rr.com.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
2 - 4 pm
Central Carolina Community College, Pittsboro Campus, First floor, Building 2 Chatham County Candidates Forum. Candidates running for District 1 and District 2 seats of the Chatham Board of County Commissioners will address questions created by the League, submitted by the audience, and submitted via Facebook. Bill Willcox, Chatham News Reporter, will be the moderator.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
6:00 - 8:33 PM
Wheeler Auditorium, Durham School of the Arts at 400 North Duke Street. Durham OUR COMMUNITY, OUR PRIORITIES. A Conversation on How the NC Budget Impacts Durham's Children and Families. A coalition of Durham organizations is sponsoring this nonpartisan community forum to learn about the impact of recent state budget decisions on Durham families and how to get involved in shaping the decisions that affect our community. LWVODC will have an information booth at this event; any who want to help, please contact Bessie Carrington, 919-489-8668.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
12 noon
Spartacus Restaurant
4139 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham, NC

South Square Mall
(919) 489-2848
Spartacusrestaurant.com
Lunch with the League. The speaker will be Gail Neely who is the executive director of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
1:30 pm
1616 Pinecrest Road, Durham DURHAM MERGER STUDY GROUP. Meet at Bessie Carrington's house. Any LWV member is welcome, and particularly Durham members.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
4:00 pm
Hargraves Recreation and Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St. Chapel Hill, NC 27514. CELEBRATE WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY. Join League members to celebrate women getting the right to vote! New and potential members are invited to meet our leadership team and learn about our activities. Bring a friend for refreshments and fellowship! Reply to Brenda Rogers, co-leader of the League of Women Voters of Orange Durham Chatham 919-968-0833
Thursday, August 23, 2012
1:30 pm
Lynn Evans' home, 2716 Sevier St. in Durham. DURHAM MERGER STUDY GROUP. Prepare materials for presentation and discussion in the fall. Learn about local politics in Durham
Saturday, July 21, 2012
10 am - noon
Durham Main Public Library, 300 North Roxboro, Durham Social Media Workshop for Leaguers. Sign up now for a free workshop on using social media (Facebook and Twitter) for promoting our League!

When: Saturday, July 21, at 10:00 am until noon

Presenter: T. J. Leavell, LWVNC Staff

Goals: Members will have Facebook and Twitter accounts and will know how to access, use, post to, and communicate with their friends about the activities and work of the League using Facebook and Twitter.

Friday, July 13, 2012-Friday, October 26, 2012
10am and 2pm
The USCIS facility is on the edge of the Wake-Durham County lines off of Miami Blvd. at 301 Roycroft Drive, Durham, NC 27703. Voter Services Opportunity. Voter Registration at the naturalization ceremony held every Friday at 10 am and a second one at 2 pm. Volunteers assist new citizens in completing the forms and collecting them. Packages with voter registration forms are provided by USCIS. Please respond by email to Brenda Rogers at Brenda.hyde2@gmail.com or by telephone at 919-968-0833.

Information about the USCIS Office

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
5:30 pm
Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 / 919.967.1100

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League Members and General Public Invited to Celebrate Law Day Event. Reception is at 5:30 pm followed at 6:00 by Judge James Wynn of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, who will speak on this year's Law Day theme "No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom."

A registration fee of $10 is to be sent to Brenda Rogers, 19204 Stone Brook, Chapel Hill, NC, 27517 by April 24. Please make check payable to LWVODC.

A brief Annual Meeting for League members will follow speaker to address any questions regarding the online Annual Meeting information.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
12 noon - 1:15 pm
Spartacus Restaurant, 4139 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham 27705 Lunch with the League. Pat Orrange, President of the NC Women's Forum will speak about the affect of redistricting on women office-holders and women hoping to run for election, and the efforts of the NC Women's Forum to get out the women's vote in the upcoming elections.

The cost is $15, payable at the door (cash or checks only). The cost includes the buffet lunch, a drink, tax and tips. There are vegetarian items on the buffet.

To make a reservation please e-mail Beverly Kawalec at bevkawalec@nc.rr.com or call Beverly Hanly 919 542-6448. Reservations will close on Friday, April 20th.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Durham County Library Auditorium,
300 N. Roxboro, Durham, NC
Durham Candidates' Forum. Durham County residents are invited to attend and participate in a LWVODC Durham Candidates' Forum.

The forum will provide an opportunity for citizens to learn about the positions of candidates for County Commissioner, as well as candidates in contested races for the N.C legislature and the School Board. Former Durham Mayor Sylvia Kerckhoff will moderate the forum. Questions will be submitted from the audience.

Thursday, March 15, 2012
12 noon
Spartacus Restaurant, located at 4130 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham 27705. Lunch with the League. Janet Colm, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina will provide an update on Women's Reproductive health Issues. Everyone is welcome. Bring your friends.

Reservations are required. To reserve a place, please email Beverly Hanly at hanly.bd@gmail.com or call 919-961-7345by March 13.

Participants will select their food from a buffet as we gather. The price for the buffet will be $15. There are vegetarian items on the buffet.

For further information contact Beverly Kawalec at bevkawalec@nc.rr.com or 942-6396.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
11:45 am
Spartacus restaurant is located at 4130 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham 27705. Lunch with Rep. David Price. Congressman David Price who will speak on Campaign Finance Reform. Public is welcome.

Reservations are required. Please email Beverly Hanly at Hanly.bd@gmail.com by January 26 to reserve a place.

Participants will select their food from a buffet as we gather. Please note that we are starting 15 minutes earlier than usual.

Saturday, November 19, 2011
10 am - 2 pm
Board Room, Club Center,
Carolina Meadows, 100 Whippoorwill Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.
LWVODC Consensus Meeting and Lunch. League Members Only. Consensus Meeting on the Federal Role in Education. Information about the Consensus Meeting and lunch.

A box lunch will be available for $10, which includes tax and gratuity. Please contact Cynthia Wertz (Cynthia_Wertz@embarqmail.com) to reserve your lunch.

Thursday, October 20, 2011
12 noon
Carolina Club, UNC Campus Lunch with the League. Dr. William E. Harrison, Chairman of the NC Board of Education, will speak on the Federal Role in Education.

A buffet lunch will be available for $12, tax and gratuity included. All participants must reserve a place by emailing Beverly Kawalec at bevkawalec@nc.rr.com by October 19.

The public is welcome.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
7 - 9 PM
Chatham Community Library, Holmes Room Pittsboro Candidates Forum. The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham and the Pittsboro Business Association will co-host a Candidates Forum for the Pittsboro Mayor and Town Commissioners election.

The public is welcome.

Monday, October 3, 2011
7:30 pm
Council Chambers of the Chapel Hill Town Hall, 403 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Chapel Hill Candidates Forum. The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham along with the NC Center for Voter Education will host a Candidates Forum for the Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council election. The Forum will be broadcast live on Channel 18 and will be posted afterward on the NC Center for Voter Education website.

The public is welcome.

Sunday, October 2, 2011
noon - 4pm
Downtown Pittsboro Voter Registration. The LWVODC will sponsor a Voter Registration Table at the 1st Sunday
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
12 noon - 1:30 pm
Spice Street Restaurant in University Mall in Chapel Hill. Lunch with the League. Speaker will be Wayne Goodwin, NC Commissioner of Insurance. His message will cover:

- Update from legislative session on insurance matters
- Getting ready for health care reform
- Bills in the legislature including health care reform
- Exchanges
- Proposals on car insurance.

Please respond to Beverly Hanly (Hanly.bd@gmail.com) by September 26 to reserve your place at lunch.

Members and friends are welcome.

Saturday, June 18, 2011
10 am - 12 noon
Extraordinary Ventures, 200 South Elliott Road, Chapel Hill

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IT'S YOUR FUTURE: Will YOU Choose Your Representatives or Will THEY Choose You?l. Expert panelists will discuss the difficult history of redistricting in NC and why the US Department of Justice must approve North Carolina's redistricting plan; the NC legislative process for establishing Congressional and State Legislative electoral districts and its status; current legislation supporting a non-partisan or independent redistricting commission to redraw Congressional and NC legislative electoral districts; and the pros and cons for redistricting reform. A Question and Answer session will follow the panelists' presentations.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
12 noon - 1:30 pm
Spice Street Restaurant in University Mall in Chapel Hill

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Lunch with the League. The speaker will be Sue Russell, who is President of Child Care Services Association and Immediate Past Board President of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Her topic will be Early Care and Education in North Carolina.

Public Invited. For further information call Gay Eddy (933-5486) or Bev Kawalec (942-6396). RSVP by May 14. RSVP to Bev Kawalec at bevkawalec@nc.rr.com.

Monday, May 9, 2011
4 pm
TBD Congressional/Legislative Redistricting Public Hearing. Hearing sponsored by the Joint Senate and House Committee On Redistricting.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
7 pm
NC Science and Math School, 1219 Broad Street, Durham

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Congressional/Legislative Redistricting Public Hearing. Hearing sponsored by the Joint Senate and House Committee On Redistricting.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
3pm
NC History Museum, 5 East Edenton St., Raleigh

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Congressional/Legislative Redistricting Public Hearing. Hearing sponsored by the Joint Senate and House Committee On Redistricting.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
7-9 pm
Evergreen United Methodist Church in Chatham, NC Located at 11098 US 15/501N--just South of Chatham Crossing on the East Side of US15/501N. Immigration Reform: Three Views. The League of Women Voters in Chatham County and the North Carolina Council of Churches are co-sponsoring an informational program entitled: "Immigration Reform: 3 Views".

A panel will discuss the complexities of immigration reform from their first- hand experience. Their presentations will be followed by a question/answer opportunity for the audience. Participants include: The Reverend Donna Banks (Evergreen UMC); Brenda Rogers (LWV); Chris Liu-Beers (Program Associate, NC Council of Churches); and Nayely Perez-Huerta (Advocacy Initiative Program, El Pueblo, Inc.

The 2-hour event will begin at 7:00 PM at the Evergreen United Methodist Church in Chatham, NC.

The program is free and the public is encouraged to attend this nonpartisan, educational program. An educated public is essential to a successful democracy.

Thursday, March 17, 2011
12 noon - 1:30 pm
Spice Street Restaurant in University Mall in Chapel Hill


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Lunch with the League. The speaker will be Alexandra Sirota, Director of the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center of the NC Justice Center. Her topic will be "The State Economic Outlook and the State Budget Process: Challenges and Opportunities for N. C.'s Economic Recovery."

Attendees may order lunch from the menu and will receive individual checks. You must RSVP by March 14. RSVP to Gay Eddy at jgeddy@earthlink.net or 933-5486. For further information call Gay or Bev Kawalec (942-6396).

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Carolina Club on UNC campus. Directions

Parking at the UNC Alumni Center Carolina Club is available for a fee at the Ramshead Parking Deck. A few handicapped spaces are available in front of the Alumni Center.
Holiday Tea. All members and their guests are invited to attend this years Holiday event. Mingle with your fellow members, bring a guest to introduce them to the League, enjoy a holiday skit put on by your colleagues, meet Kathleen Balogh, the NCLWV President who will speak to us on the State LWV activities and how our local members can get involved individually or collectively on some of these and other issues. Also joining us will be Peg Chapin, the State Coach Coordinator for Membership and Leadership Development.

The cost will be $5.00 collected at the door for champagne, tea sandwiches, scones, dessert and a variety of specialty teas. Call Joyce Colaiace at 542-1052 or email: jcolaiace@nc.rr.com to reserve your place. A reservation must be placed by December 10 as space is limited.

Thursday, November 11, 2010
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Chatham County Library,
197 NC Hwy 87 N,
Pittsboro, NC 27312



Phone: (919) 545-8084
Affordable Housing in Chatham: Will it Happen?. Speakers: Jeffrey Starkweather, Chair, Affordable Housing Advisory Board and Sybil Tate, Affordable Housing and Green Building Specialist, will address the need for affordable housing in Chatham and the challenges and opportunities the Board and County Commissioners have in ensuring balanced mix of rental and owner-occupied housing that is available to residents of all levels of income.

Open to the public.

Friday, October 15, 2010
3:30 - 5pm
First Presbyterian Church,
305 E. Main Street, Durham
Medicare for All Forum. Dr. Flowers will discuss how to strengthen the Medicare system and expand it to everyone through singlepayer. Dr. Flowers is a Maryland pediatrician with experience as a hospitalist at a rural hospital and in private practice. She is currently working as Congressional Fellow of Physicians for a National Health Program on single-payer health care reform.

The forum is open to the public.

Sunday, October 3, 2010
12noon - 4pm
Downtown Pittsboro, 1st. Sunday of the Month event Voter Registration Drive. LWV sponsored voter registration
Saturday, September 18, 2010
10 am - 12 noon
Walmart, Siler City Voter Registration Drive. LWV sponsored voter registration.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
10 am - 12 noon
Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill

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MEDICARE FOR ALL 101: WHO WINS, WHO LOSES?. A Public Forum sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties and The UNC-CH School of Social Work Clinical Lecture Series

Presenter: Peter S. Kussin, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Dept. of Medicine Duke University Medical Center.

Pre-registration is required.(2 contact hours available.) Free to public.
Contact Evelin Brinich(brinich@email.unc.edu. Requests for this public event will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.

Sunday, September 5, 2010
12noon - 4pm
Downtown Pittsboro, First Sunday of the Month event Voter Registration Drive. LWV sponsored Voter Registration.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
2 pm
See Membership Directory for Bessie's Address Durham County Unit Planning Meeting. The Durham Unit of LWV-ODC will hold a planning meeting at 2:00 PM on Wednesday July 14 at Bessie Carrington's house.

Details to follow 'tween now and then....

Thursday, May 13, 2010
10 am - 1:00 pm
Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill

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Annual Meeting Luncheon and Business Meeting. Our speaker will be Laura Leslie, a NPR Radio reporter, who covers NC politics and more. The deadline is May 3 for reservations for the buffet lunch, which is $15 per person. Please send your check for lunch to Joyce Colaiace, 437 Fearrington Post, Pittsboro, NC 27312

More information about the meeting

Thursday, March 11, 2010
10am - 12 noon
Durham Technical Community College, 1637 E Lawson St., Collins Auditorium-Room 278, main campus, Durham

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General Meeting: Immigration in N.C.: Where are we now?. Panel Discussion. Speakers:
- Marty Rosenbluth: Staff Attorney, Southern Coalition for Social Justice.
- Mauricio Castro: Organizer, NC Latino Coalition
- Irene Godinez: District Director, Reform Immigration FOR America
- Katherine Woomer-Deters, Carolina Immigrants' Right Project NC Justice Center

This meeting is open to the public.

Visit the What's New webpage for more information

Sunday, March 7, 2010
3 pm
Durham Public Library,
300 North Roxboro Street,
Durham, NC 27701


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Women's History Month: Star Spangled Girls. The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties and the Durham Public Library are co-presenting Star Spangled Girls in observance of Women's History Month. This ensemble production from the Touring Theater of North Carolina recreates the personal stories of women who served as Army nurses, WACs, WAVES, and Red Cross volunteers in World War II.

The Durham Library Foundation is underwriting this through its Humanities Endowment.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
10 am - 12noon
Yvonne Schmidt's home. Her address is located in the Membership Directory Orange County Unit Meeting. Topic: LWV Immigration Book Discussion

The Orange County Unit will be reading and discussing the book: "A Home on the Field" by Paul Cuadros in preparation for supporting LWVUS Calls to Action on Immigration Reform legislation in 2010.

Visit Orange County Unit page for more detail

Friday, February 19, 2010
10 - 12noon
Central Carolina Community College, 64 West Street, Pittsboro campus. Go in main building (first building upon entering the campus). The meeting is in Conference Room 1. (Go down corridor on right and room is last door on right.)

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Chatham Unit: Immigration Reform. Speakers:

- Ronald E. Garcia-Fogarty, Executive Director, The Hispanic Liaison, will discuss Immigration in Chatham County: Impact, Issues, and Challenges

- Emilio Vincente, Jordan Matthews HS student, will speak on the Dream Act 2009 ( bipartisan legislation that would allow young people who come to this country before they are 16 to meet certain conditions allowing them to become permanent residents and eventually citizens).

Visit Chatham Unit Page for more details.

Thursday, February 11, 2010
10-12 noon
Carolina Meadows, 100 Carolina Meadows, Chapel Hill (game room)


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LWV of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties. League Program Planning Meeting.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
7 pm - 8:30 pm
Email brinich@email.unc.edu for directions to meeting New Members Meeting. This meeting is for new, prospective, and national members. It is also open to members. It will provide an opportunity to meet with members of the LWVODC Administrative Team and other newcomers, and to find out what the League is doing.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
10 am - 12:30 pm
Extraordinary Ventures Dec. Holiday Meeting. 10-10:30 am Mix and Mingle. Light refreshments
10:30 am Ellen Reckow, Durham County Commissioner, will speak on the role of local officials in protecting water quality.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Durham Tech main campus, 1637 Lawson Street, Durham Public Forum on the NC General Assembly Budget Process. The League of Women Voters in Durham County will co-sponsor with Durham Tech a public forum on the NC General Assembly budget process.

Panel Discussion on the NC Budget
Panel: Representatives Luebke and Michaux & Senator Atwater

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
7 - 9 pm.
Main Branch of the Durham Library Durham Council Candidates Forum. Members of the LWV in Durham will host a Durham Council Candidates Forum. Publi invited.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Chapel Hill Town Hall Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board Candidates Forum. This candidates forum is jointly sponsored by the PTA and the LWV.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
1:00 pm
Home of Bessie Carrington. Contact Bessie (at 489-8668 or bessiec@mindspring.com)for directions. Durham Unit Meeting.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
7 :00 pm - 9:00 pm
Superior Court House in Pittsboro Pittsboro Mayor and Town Commissioners Candidates Forum. The Chatham Unit of the League of Women Voters in Chatham County is hosting a candidates forum for the candidates running for the Mayor and Town Commissioner seats.

Moderator: Bill Willcox, Reporter, The Chatham Record

This event will be taped to be shown on local access television.

The Forum is Open to the Public.

Monday, October 5, 2009
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Council Chamber of the Chapel Hill Town Hall Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council Candidates Forum. The League of Women Voters in Orange County will host a Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council Candidates Forum. Public Invited.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
2:30 - 5:00 pm
Central Carolina Community College campus in Pittsboro

Multiple Purpose Room in Bldg. 2
Chatham Unit Meeting. Chris Farnan, who as a League member had significant influence in making the new Chatham Community Library a reality, will provide an update on the status of the new library and it construction.

After Chris' presentation and a question and answer session, Chatham League Team members will discuss areas of activity that the Chatham Unit plans to engage in for 2009/2010.

The Meeting is open to the Public.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
1:00-3:00 pm
Carol Rist's Home Durham Unit Meeting. The next meeting of the Durham Unit will on Women's Equality Day, August 26, 2009. Contact Carol Rist (carol.rist@verizon.net) for directions to the meeting.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Mad Hatter's, 1802 West Main Street, Chapel Hill Durham Unit Planning Meeting. Do you want to be an active member of the League of Women Voters and advocate change in your community?

Are you hesitant to get more involved because you can not attend monthly meetings??

Are you passionate about a specific issue but not comfortable with committing to serve on a committee for years at a time?

Do you want to be more informed about the legislature and inform others? Are you willing to work on short term projects and initiatives?

If yes, then come join us and have lunch or a cup of coffee to talk about what Durham issues or state and national issues you are passionate about. Help us plan for the Durham Unit meetings for 2009/2010.

For more information, contact Elizabeth: ehein@nc.rr.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
9 am - 10:30; 11am - 3 pm
Legislative Bldg., 16 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC Voter-Owned Elections Lobby Day. Join the League to expand our successful Council of State public financing program and to authorize municipalities to create local Clean Elections programs. Two important bills that will not pass without your support.

Registration Required.

9:00am - 10:30am: (Orientation) Legislative Auditorium (3rd. floor)

11am - 3pm: Meet with Representatives and free lunch.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009
10:30 am
NC Legislative Building, Jones Street, Raleigh Together NC Press Conferencee. Attend Together NC press conference to support a balanced approach (budget cuts and increased revenue stream)to balancing the 209-2010 NC State Budget.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
10 am - noon
Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill

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Annual Meeting. NC Legislative Senator Ellie Kinnaird will be the speaker at the LWVODC Annual Meeting.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
7pm - 9pm
Downtown Durham Public Library. Durham Forum on Election Methods. The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties will host a forum on the election methods used in Durham for its local elections. The form is open to the public.

The forum will provide citizens of Durham the opportunity to be informed about the different election methods currently used in Durham and some recently proposed changes by the Durham Board of Elections, who asked the City Council to switch to the non-partisan plurality method for municipal elections as a budget-cutting measure. The City Council will hold a public hearing on April 6 to hear comments on the proposal.

Participants will include:

  • Donald L. Horowitz, James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science
  • Robert P. Joyce, UNC Professor of Public Law and Government
  • Torrey Dixon of FairVoteNC
  • Bob Hall, Executive Director of Democracy NC.

The forum will be moderated by Judie Burke, President of the League of Women Voters of North Carolina.