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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:

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:

- 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:

Redistricting Reform Meeting: Sunday, September 10, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Eno River Unitarian Universalize Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Road,Durham, NC 27707

Update members 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.

Violence Against Women
Program Lead: Arianne Hartsell-Gundy:

Voter Services/Voter Protection
Program Lead: Krishna Mondal:

- Wednesday September 6, 2017, 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.

The discussion will be held at the Chapel Hill Public Library, located at 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill. Come at noon with a brown-bag lunch, beverages will be provided. The 90 minute program will begin promptly at 12:30 PM, is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

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