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League Talk welcomed Dr. Jessica Saxe

League member, Dr. Jessica Saxe, headlined League Talk on October 16th and discussed the current status of the single-payer medical system in the U.S. All attending learned how this system can save billions while reducing costs, expanding coverage and improving outcomes.

Dr. Saxe's decade of experience working with the underserved have informed her convictions. She retired from the CHC System after 34 years as a family physician, dedicating herself to helping people access healthcare and advocating for reform. She has practiced as CMC Biddle Point for 17 years and chairs Health Care Justice-NC, a chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.

On the Table CLT - The Legacy of Segregation in Charlotte And its Continued Impact

On the Table CLT - The Legacy of Segregation in Charlotte And its Continued Impact Wednesday, October 24, 2018 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. League Office

"Engagement is action! When we come together to learn from and with each other, we have the power to impact our communities." So reads the introduction to On the Table CLT, an October 24 one-day event when residents from all over Mecklenburg County will come together to examine the history of segregation in Charlotte and how its legacy continues to impact our community. LWVCM will host one of the October 24 events at the League office from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring friends!

While there are no quick fixes to the challenges we face as a community, by coming together, we can lay the foundation for more sustainable solutions. We will share stories about our experiences in Charlotte related to segregation, desegregation, integration or resegregation. We will ask ourselves what we can do as individuals to ensure people have the same access and opportunity for success in work, housing and educational outcomes today, and perhaps identify one specific action we can undertake as a group to help address the legacy of segregation.

Our format will be to gather around separate tables, each with its own discussion and facilitator. Additional facilitators may be needed - no special training is necessary.

On the Table CLT is part of Knight Foundation's national replication of the On the Table Civic Engagement initiative pioneered by the Chicago Community Trust and currently operated by The Foundation for the Carolinas. For more information about this and other On The Table events, go to: http://www.onthetableclt.org

Please RSVP to: levyollie@aol.com by Monday, October 22.

We hope you will join us! For questions or to help out as a facilitator, contact Linda Levy at: levyollie@aol.com.

Linda Levy, Organizer Delores Johnson Hurt, President League of Women Voters Charlotte Mecklenburg http://www.goleaguego.org/

CIVICS 101

Civics 101 is a 5-week, one-evening-per-week course led by current and former government officials in a face-to-face format. The course began September 24th and runs weekly through October 23rd. The Fall 2018 Civics 101 course is underway. Registration is closed. However, if you would like to plan for the Spring 2019 session, please send your contact information to the Director of Civics 101 here: civics101@goleaguego.org

Click on CIVICS 101 for more information.

You need a League T-Shirt!

To be more visible at community events and to promote Vote 411.org election information, wear our new attractive, affordable t-shirt.

The official League shirt is available at Big Frog Custom TShirts in Charlotte. You can order here at http://lowvbigfrogshirt.bigcartel.com/ for $13.35 plus tax. ($15 for 2x size).

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.

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

League marched in Charlotte Pride Parade

The League marched in the sixth annual Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday, Aug. 19 on N. Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. This was the perfect opportunity to be out in the community fulfilling our core mission + to GET OUT THE VOTE!!