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CALL TO ACTION PHONE BANK EVENT

We've talked bout advocacy training. An opportunity to "do advocacy" has come along - and time is of the essence. We have word that there is a real possibility that there will be a referendum on the Nov ballot for a constitutional referendum to cap the income tax rate. The LWVCM and LWVNC have been following this issue for a time and now it very well may come to fruition.

The LWVCM is joining with LWVNC on Monday, to begin with an overview of the issue, why it matters to education (education is >50% of the NC budget) and the negative impact this will have on NC's ability to provide adequate funding. We've been told that it has a 50/50 chance so our calls are needed and time is of the essence. It's already passed the Senate.

We'll have a script, talking points and a call list to members of the NC House. Bring your cell phone and charger. We'll provide the rest. I may to be able to secure an extra phone with unlimited minutes if need be.

Please let Mary Klenz know if you can join us on Monday by emailing: lwvklenzm@gmail.com and thank your for your commitment to education and all things good here in NC.

Monday, June 18th, 2-4:00pm, LWVCM office.

2018 Annual Meeting Featured Judge Norelli

Our 2018 Annual Meeting was held on Thursday, June 7 from 6 to 8:30 pm.

Former District Court Judge Nancy Black Norelli headlines the Annual Meeting of the LWVCM, discussing issues facing the judiciary, such as judicial redistricting and how state budget cuts have affected the system. Judge Norelli was one of the memorable speakers at the January Silent March in which the League participated protesting the proposed judiciary gerrymandering. Judge Norelli, first appointed in 2000 and then elected for two terms, presided over 60 civil jury trials; 1,000 Family Court matters, including equitable distribution, divorce, alimony, child custody and support, 300 juvenile cases and 7,000 DWI cases during her time on the bench. An often honored judge, she is a past president of the Mecklenburg County Bar and has served as a director since 2010 and vice chair since 2016 of Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont.

You can read the President's 2018 State of of the League Address here: 2018 State of the League Annual Meeting Address

CANDIDATES' FORUMS - A Woman's Perspective on Issues

SAVE THE DATE!

CANDIDATES' FORUMS + A WOMAN'S PERSPECTIVE ON ISSUES September 20, 25 and October 4, 2018, 6 to 8 pm First United Methodist Church, 501 North Tryon St., Charlotte

CO-SPONSORS: League of Women Voters Charlotte Mecklenburg, Charlotte Women's March, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Communidad Collectiva, National Organization for Women, Charlotte Black Women's Caucus, Latin American Leadership-Civic Engagement Committee, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, Health Care Justice NC, YWCA Central Carolinas, UP Charlotte, MomsRising, Muslim Women of the Carolinas

Lunch With The League - Insights from Mecklenburg's Board of Elections Director

Lunch with the League welcomed Michael Dickerson, Director of Mecklenburg's Board of Elections, on the day after our Primaries! Some of the topics he addressed included a timely and unique recap of the election, cybersecurity, and updates on recent court cases and legislation. Mr. Dickerson, a former assistant with the Federal Elections Commission, has served in his current position since 1998. The Director will be happy to take questions, so come prepared.

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Click on the shirt to start the process. Big Frog will arrange shipping for a fee (call 704-919-0038) or pick it up at their store in Ballantyne, 3429 Toringdon Way.