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Get Involved With Our Action Teams

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

Environmental Issues
Program Lead: Caitlin Baussan:

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

Gun Violence Prevention
Program Lead: Marsha Harris:

Health Care & Medicaid Expansion
Program Lead: Katrina Ramquist-Wesson:

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

Public Education
Program Leads: Ruth Ann Groh: and Niki Jordan:

- Monday, May 1, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC. 27514. Meeting Room D. Meeting of the Public Education Action Team to plan future events. Interested persons are welcome to attend. Free parking.

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

Redistricting Reform: Fair Maps/Fair Elections
Program Lead: Bev Kawalec:, Niki Jordan: and Jennifer Bremer:

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 1:30 to 3:30, LWV-ODC Redistricting Reform: Fair Maps/Fair Elections Action Team Meeting. Community Church: Unitarian Universalist, 106 Purefoy Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (in the Community Room). 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.

Violence Against Women
Program Lead: Arianne Hartsell-Gundy:

Voter Services/Voter Protection
Program Lead: Krishna Mondal:

Don't Let Our Democracy Collapse. New York Opinion article by Richard Hasen