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Sonja Gantt Headlined Lunch with the League

We hope you joined us in welcoming Sonja Gantt at our most recent Lunch with the League series presentation on April 12th.

Ms. Gannt presented: The CMS Foundation Story Goal: Rally corporate and community monety to support teaches, reading and school turnaround.

One of the 22 reports prepared by the 2013 Citizens Task Force recommends reviving the CMS Foundation which had been started years ago by a former superintendent with independent community leadership. Superintendent Anne Clark tapped Sonja Gantt to be its first executive director.

League Talk welcomed Bill Blancato of the Citizens Climate Lobby

On March 21st League Talk welcomed Bill Blancato, co-regional coordinator of the Mid South region of the Citizen's Climate Lobby. He discussed the group's proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by putting a fee on fossil fuels and rebating all the money to households. The proposal, sponsors contend, will dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create millions of jobs. Bill Blancato also explained how CCL is building the political will to support Congressional action.

Mr. Blancato is a Winston-Salem attorney, has started CCL chapters in several states and lobbies Congress about the proposal. You can read his op-ed published in the Charlotte Observer here: Blancato Op-ED

The CLL proposal is outlined here: CCL Proposal

Interested in the League's past action on carbon pollution? You can read comments made to the EPA here: League Comments to EPA

Light refreshments were served. All were welcome!

For details regarding location, date and time, Click on CALENDAR from the HOME page.

Lunch With The League - Kickedoff with Ending Gerrymandering Discussion Groups

Our latest program featured speakers Bob Phillips and Jane Pinski from Common Cause will kick off the formation of a roundtable discussion group on gerrymandering.

Both the League of Women Voters of NC and Common Cause have lawsuits pending in a US District Court challenging NC's 2016 redrawn Congressional districts.

Several League members have expressed an interest in the topic to look at models for independent redistricting as well as ways the League can provide public education token the issue in front of citizens in between elections when interest is the highest. All are welcome to join in the discussion.

League Talk Welcomed Democracy NC

The LWVC-M started its 2017 League Talk series with a discussion on the influence of social medial on elections.

During the election season we were constantly inundated with messaging about the candidates, issues, and politics in general. With so many news sources and mediums to get our news, how can you be sure that what you are reading and hearing is factual? How reliable is the news we can get via social media? How do we make sure that we are reading and sharing the truth and how can we combat the fake news that's clogging our media?

League Talk, welcomed guest Jen Jones, Communications Director from Democracy NC. She educated us on the rise of fake news and social media in a post truth Era and how organizations like the League of Women Voters can use social media to counter those narratives.

Keep abreast of our activities! League Talks are held every other month beginning in September. League Talk meetings consist of a speaker on a "hot topic" followed by a business meeting where board members will provide updates on their portfolios. We hope to see you there.

Holiday Luncheon supported CMPD literacy outreach program

The LWVC-M celebrated the holidays at the annual Holiday Luncheon at the League Education Center on Wednesday, December 14th.

League members brought books appropriate for children up to the age of 8. All books were donated to the CMPD literacy outreach and two police officers representing the program joined us for lunch and to accept our donations.

Click on the following to see the invitation:

2016 Holiday Luncheon Invitation

League Talks - 2016 Election Analysis

GOP political consultant Larry Shaheen and Democratic NC Sen. Jeff Jackson joined us on Tuesday, November 15th where they analyzed election results and invited our discussion about what it means for the future of our local, state and national government.

Keep abreast of our activities! League Talks are held every other month beginning in September. League Talk meetings consist of a speaker on a "hot topic" followed by a business meeting where board members will provide updates on their portfolios. We hope to see you there.

2016 General Election Candidate Debates

WTVI partnered with the League of Women Voters Charlotte-Mecklenburg to host candidate debates. The debate aired on Sunday, October 16th.

You can see the the candidate debates by clicking on the following YouTube link:

"https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhIs3tps4mXmU7z6nfErlw"

Lunch With The League hosted Clean Air Carolina

League President Delores Johnson Hurt

Calvin Cupini , Terry Landsdell, CAC program Director, and, Mary Stauble, coordinator for Clear the Air for Kids! program,

League Talks welcomed Rose Hamid

Rose Hamid, a Muslim American from Charlotte, spoke at the first of this year's League Talk. She discussed returning civility to public discourse to avoid the expression of hatred that is dividing the country and inciting violence against others. Ms. Hamid is the co-founder and President of the Muslim Women of the Carolinas. She was ushered out of Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump's rallies in Rock Hill, SC and Charlotte as she protested Trump's proposals and language.

Keep abreast of our activities! League Talks are held every other month beginning in September. Meetings consist of a speaker on a "hot topic" followed by a business meeting where board members will provide updates on their portfolios. We hope to see you there.

Women's Equality Day - The Power of the Woman's Vote

The League and co-sponsor, Mecklenburg Women's Advisory Board celebrated Women's Equality Day on Thursday, August 25th with the discussion The Power of the Woman's Vote.

Click below for pictures of the day:

Women's Equality Day Photos

New League Officers and Directors elected

New Officers and Directors elected at the LWVC-M Annual Meeting.

U.S. Congressional House of Representatives Districts 9 & 12 Debates

PBS Charlotte partnered with the League of Women Voters Charlotte-Mecklenburg to host three debates. The debate aired on Sunday, May 22 on PBS and on Sunday, June 5 on Time Warner Cable News.

You can see the Congressional House of Representatives Districts 9 & 12 Debates by clicking on the following YouTube link:

"https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhIs3tps4mXmU7z6nfErlw"

Lunch with the League

The League hosts a luncheon every other month from September-April. The purpose of the luncheons are to bring together members of the league, members of partner organizations, and the general public to eat and share a meaningful educational experience. The luncheons focus on hot topics and issues of interest and feature an expert speaker, a conversation cafe, or other learning experience. Check the online calendar for dates, topics, and location.