Our guest speakers, Patrick McDonough and Matthew Clark of Planning and Transit-Oriented Development,Triangle Transit, updated the members on the Durham and Orange Transit Plans.
Our Action Teams shared their accomplishments over the past year:
- Education Action Team
- Environment Action Team
- Gun Violence Action team
- Health Care Action Team
- Membership Team
- Redistricting/Fair Elections Team
- Violence Against Women Team
- Voter Protection Services Team
Members approved the following:
Over 100 members from 17 of our 18 chapters across North Carolina joined together for the 2017 convention in Greensboro, May 5-7, 2017. Awards were given to Audrey Espisito and Gail Bromley, as well as the LWV of Granville County, the LWV of Lower Cape Fear, and the NC Justice Center. Find photos and a full convention program listing on our convention web page.
League Action Teams (LAT's) are organizing at the state level with the goal of providing resources for local Leagues to use when educating and advocating on LWVNC issues of emphasis. Members are encouraged to participate in monthly calls and webinars, often featuring experts related to the team's focus issue. Each team has a dedicated web page where its events and resources can be accessed. Link to more information about each of these League Action Teams.
Read our May 2017 newsletter for a complete list of updates and links.
PICTURES FROM CONVENTION
The League of Women Voters of Wake County has asked ODC Leaguers to assist them in voter registration of new citizens at the naturalization ceremony held every Friday at 10 am and a second one at 2 pm. The USCIS facility is on the edge of the Wake-Durham County lines off of Miami Blvd. at 301 Roycroft Drive, Durham, NC 27703. Packages with voter registration forms are provided by USCIS. Volunteers assist new citizens in completing the forms and collecting them. Betty Ellerbee from LWV-Wake will have a Wake Leaguer assist in the afternoon session to collect the forms and return them to the NC Board of Elections in Raleigh within the period as required by law. Please respond by email to Brenda Rogers at Brenda.firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 919-968-0833.
The LWVODC Membership Directory is for member use ONLY.
The LWVODC Membership Interest Survey is for member use ONLY.
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1. A Brief Guide to NC Courts
2. LWV Join Now The logo can only be used on official LWV documentations.
3. LWVODC 101: Power Point presentation to new members.
4. LWV Logo
5. Membership Handbook
6. League of Women Voters Education Fund Clearinghouse contains studies and research conducted by League members. Visitors may download and print the documents. League members may submit documents for this site
Voter Service Information
1. LWV Guide for Candidate Forums:FACE to FACE - Face to Face: A Guide to Candidate Debates answers all the questions about debate sponsorship in detail.
2. LWVODC Candidates Forum Agreement: Rules and Format, updated Sept. 2012
3. Candidates Forum Sample Materials:
- Invitation letter to candidate - Follow up letter to candidate- Forum flyer
4. Sample Candidate Letters and Candidate Questions from 2009 Chapel Hill Voters' Guide 5. Guidelines for Registering Voters slideshow. Note: The slide referencing voter requirements is no longer correct due to the US Supreme Court's support for the Fourth Circuit Ruling. See information about Statement regarding Fourth Circuit Ruling