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Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, August 25, 2017
6:00pm-8:00pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
Women's Equality Day Celebration. All are invited to join us as we celebrate Women's Equality Day on Friday, August 25 from 6:00 + 8:00pm.

Our guest speaker, Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, served as the first African American president of the LWVUS and will help us to commemorate the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. We will round out the evening with a satirical skit on gerrymandering.

Let us know you're coming by clicking here: RSVP

Refreshments will be provided. Suggested donation of $10.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
8:00pm
WTVI, Charlotte
PBS Charlotte Time Warner HD Channel 1174
Channel 42 on AT&T U-VERSE, DirecT, Dish, and Comporium
Charlotte Mayoral Debate.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
6:15pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Board of Directors meeting.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
1:30pm-3:30pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 201
Charlotte, NC 28205
Celebrate Gov. Elbridge Gerry's 273rd Birthday!. Celebrate Gov. Elbridge Gerry's (Father of "gerrymandering") 273rd birthday with cake and North Carolina trivia.

Free and open to everyone.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
6:00pm
Auditorium
1817 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
LWVCM Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting is the League's important business meeting where all members adopt the budget and program for next year, as well as to elect officers as specified in the League By-laws.

An important element of the Annual Meeting is "Directions to the Board." This is the best opportunity for members to share their insight and give input to our newly elected officers.

Dinner is $25.00.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
6:30pm
League Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Talk. Join us for League Talk featuring Darryl Hammock of the City of Charlotte's Storm Water Services Division.

Click on League Events for more information.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
6:30PM
1817 Central Ave, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Talk. Join us in welcoming Darryl Hammock, Assistant Manager of the City of Charlotte, Storm Water Division.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
12:00
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Rm 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
Lunch with the League. Sonja Gantt headlines this month's Lunch with the League. She will present: The CMS Foundation Story
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:30pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Talk. League Talk welcomes Bill Blancato of Citizens Climate Lobby to discuss Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions with a Fee on Fossil Fuels
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
1:30pm
Julia's Cafe
1133 Wendover Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Education Committee Meeting.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
New Member Orientation. RSVP to Ann Foster, Membership Director, by going to Contact US
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
6-8:30pm
Charlotte Observer
550 S. Caldwell Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civics 101 Course Topic: Graduation Dinner & Meet the Press. This is the fifth and final session of the five week course in this year's Civics 101 Program. For more information on the course and instructions on parking, click on CIVICS 101 from the home page.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
6-8:30pm
Mecklenburg Courthouse
832 East 4th St. Courtroom 5370
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civics 101 Course Topic: Mecklenburg County Courts. This is the fourth session of the five week course in this year's Civics 101 Program. For more information on the course and instructions on parking, click on CIVICS 101 from the home page.
Monday, February 20, 2017
6-8:30pm
Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th St. Room 280
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civics 101 Course Topic: City Government. This is the third session of the five week course in this year's Civics 101 Program. For more information on the course and instructions on parking, click on CIVICS 101 from the home page.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
6-8:30pm
Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th St Room 280
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civics 101 Course Topic: Charlotte - Mecklenburg Schools. This is the second session of the five week course in this year's Civics 101 Program. For more information on the course and instructions on parking, click on CIVICS 101 from the home page.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
11:30am-1:00pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
Lunch With the League. Kicking Off the League's formation of a roundtable discussion group on gerrymandering, a representative of Common Cause will be the featured speaker.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
6-8:30pm
Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th St. Room 280
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civics 101 Course Topic: Mecklenburg County Government. This is the first session of the five week course in this year's Civics 101 Program. For more information on the course and instructions on parking, click on CIVICS 101 from the home page.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:30pm-7:45pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Talk Welcomes Democracy NC. The LWVC-M is starting the 2017 League Talk series with a discussion on the influence of social medial on elections.

Join us at League Talk, where our guest will be Jen Jones, Communications Director from Democracy NC. She will educate 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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
11:30am-1:00pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
Holiday Lunch With the League. This month join us in celebration of the holidays at our annual Holiday Lunch.

Please bring a book appropriate for children up to age 8 to donate to the CMPD literacy outreach.

Join us for our popular Lunch With the League program on the 2nd Wednesday of every other month.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
6:15pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue
Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
Board Meeting.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
1:00pm
Julia's Cafe and Books
1133 N Wendover Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Education Committee Meeting.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
11:30-1:00pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
Lunch With the League. Wonder about the air quality at League headquarters? Join staff members from Clean Air Carolina for a real-time reading at the League Education Center during this month's Lunch with the League.

Clean Air Carolina will set up an air monitor a few days before and discuss the data over lunch. Staff members joining us include:

Mary Stauble, coordinator for Clean the Air for Kids! program, giving an overview of Clean Air Carolina's new Citizen Science program and its educational presentation "investigating our Air with Citizen Science."

Calvin Cupini, will discuss the air quality data.

Program Director, Terry Landsdell, who brought Particles Falls exhibit to Charlotte, may also join the pair.

Click on LEAGUE EVENTS to learn more about our speakers.

Sunday, October 16, 2016
12:00pm-6:30pm
WTVI, PBS Charlotte, Charlotte Candidate Debates. Candidates for various political posts field questions.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Asian Herald Library
1339 Baxter Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
"Why Democracy Matters" - A Voter Education Forum. The League and North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections is sponsoring a Voter Education Forum featuring Chris Fromm, Executive Director of the Institute for Southern Studies and Rhiannon Fionn, Award-winning Journalist and Coal Ash Documentary Filmmaker.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
6:15pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
Board of Directors Meeting.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
5:30pm
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Women's Equality Day Celebration. The League is co-sponsoring this event with the Mecklenburg County Women's Advisory Board. A reception with heavy for d'oeuvres begins at 5:30; the program starts at 6:30pm. Event is free.

The theme is "The Power of The Woman's Vote."

Join Moderator Brittney Johnson of WSOC and our panelists for the program: Dr. Sally McMillen of Davidson College; Pat Orange of North Carolina Women Matter; Mel Hartnell of Democracy NC; and, Michael Dickerson of Mecklenburg County Board of Elections.

Saturday, August 20, 2016
10am - 1pm
The Park Church
6029 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
Voter Education Seminars. Join us for a voting conversation with experts to learn how your vote matters in local, state and national elections.

Topics of Discussion: Voting Plans for Mecklenburg County, Board of Elections, Voting Rights and Strategies of NC, The Importance of Voting and How to ensure your Voices & Votes Count, Letter Writing & Tool Kit Strategies for GOTV

Seminars are sponsored by the NC National Alliance of Black School Educator's Affiliates: Greater Charlotte ABSE, North Carolina ABSE, Wayne County ABSE and ABSE and UNCC.

The League is in Partnership with the following other organizations: Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Board of Elections, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educators, NAACP, Action NC, Democracy NC, NC Women Matters, Friendship Youth Ministry, Safe Coalition and Starbucks.

Contact Information: 704-817-9341

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
11:30am-1:00pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
Lunch with the League. Join us for our popular Lunch With the League program on the 2nd Wednesday every other month beginning in August.

This month: Legal Services Doesn't Just Defend People! Ken Schorr, executive director of Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont, and other staffers will tell League members and guests about the many services their organization offers that are not as well known as going to court. These services include Family Support and Health Care, Immigrant Justice and Consumer Protection. Watch your email for an e-vite to order lunch or bring your own if you prefer.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
6:15pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
Board of Directors Meeting.
Friday, July 29, 2016
4:30pm - 6pm
Latino Community Credit Union
3130 Milton Road
Charlotte, NC 28215
Voter Registration Drive. Want to register to vote? League volunteers will be available to help you complete a voter registration application. Join us!
Friday, July 29, 2016
4:30pm - 6pm
Latino Community Credit Union
5910 South Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28217
Voter Registration Drive. Want to register to vote? League volunteers will be available to help you complete a voter registration application. Join us!
Sunday, June 5, 2016
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Warner Cable News, Channel 14
Charlotte
Re-airing of U.S. Congressional House of Representatives Districts 9 & 12 Debates. The League partnered with WTVI PBS Charlotte to host three debates that aired originally on Sunday, May 22.

Debate moderators were PBS Charlotte's Danielle Kosir and Jeff Rivenbark, and Time Warner Cable News' Shawn Flynn. Debate details are as follows:

U.S. Congressional House District 12 (Democratic candidates) Alma Adams (Incumbent), Tricia Cotham, Carla Cunningham, Malcolm Graham, Gardenia Henley, (not participating are candidates Rodney Moore and Rick Miller)

U.S. Congressional House District 12 (Republican candidates) Ryan Duffie, Leon Threatt, (Paul Wright unable to participate)

U.S. Congressional House District 9 (Republican candidates) Mark Harris, Todd Johnson, (Robert Pittenger, Incumbent, unable to participate)

Sunday, May 22, 2016
12:00 - 1:30pm
WTVI Channel 42, Charlotte U.S. Congressional House of Representatives Districts 9 & 12 Debates Televised. The League is partnering with WTVI PBS Charlotte to host three debates.

Debate moderators are PBS Charlotte's Danielle Kosir and Jeff Rivenbark, and Time Warner Cable News' Shawn Flynn. The schedule is as follows:

12:00pm - 12:50pm: U.S. Congressional House District 12 (Democratic candidates) Alma Adams (Incumbent), Tricia Cotham, Carla Cunningham, Malcolm Graham, Gardenia Henley, (not participating are candidates Rodney Moore and Rick Miller)

12:50pm - 1:10pm: U.S. Congressional House District 12 (Republican candidates) Ryan Duffie, Leon Threatt, (Paul Wright unable to participate)

1:10pm - 1:30pm: U.S. Congressional House District 9 (Republican candidates) Mark Harris, Todd Johnson, (Robert Pittenger, Incumbent, unable to participate)

The debates will also air Sunday, June 5, 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Time Warner Cable News.

Sunday, May 22, 2016
12:00 - 1:30pm
WTVI Channel 42, Charlotte U.S. Congressional House of Representatives Districts 9 & 12 Debates. The League is partnering with WTVI PBS Charlotte to host three debates on Sunday, May 22 from Noon - 1:30pm.

The debates will be moderated by PBS Charlotte's Danielle Kosir and Jeff Rivenbark, and Time Warner Cable News' Shawn Flynn.

12:00pm - 12:50pm: U.S. Congressional House District 12 (Democratic candidates) Alma Adams (Incumbent) Tricia Cotham Carla Cunningham Malcolm Graham Gardenia Henley (not participating are candidates Rodney Moore and Rick Miller)

12:50pm - 1:10pm: U.S. Congressional House District 12 (Republican candidates) Ryan Duffie Leon Threatt (Paul Wright unable to participate)

1:10pm - 1:30pm: U.S. Congressional House District 9 (Republican candidates) Mark Harris Todd Johnson (Robert Pittenger, Incumbent, unable to participate)

The debates will also air Sunday, June 5, 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Time Warner Cable News.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
5:30 pm
YWCA
3420 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
LWVCM Annual Meeting. Reserve your spot today for the Annual Meeting, Dinner and Featured Speaker.

Worried about the possibility of coal ash poisoning Charlotte's drinking water? Concerned whether Charlotte will be able to continue to provide quality water to our growing community?

Emilee Syrewize, Executive Director of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation will discuss these and other issues concerning officials about Charlotte water, describe the work of the Riverkeepers, and, discuss issues facing the Catawba River.

Ms. Syrewicze holds a degree in environmental law with a focus on nonprofit and environmental law policy. Prior to her work in Charlotte, Ms. Syrewicze worked in Traverse City, Michigan and can offer a perspective on the Flint water crisis.

Join us for our annual meeting and dinner. The cost is just $25.00. Pay today using the following link:

Attendees
LWV Annual Meeting-enter name
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
6:15 pm
League Office Monthly League Board Meeting.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
6:15PM
7th District Restaurant
321 N. Caldwell Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

(Corner of 7th Street and Caldwell)
Dinner & Particle Falls Outing. Particle Falls, the light projection on UNC Charlotte's Center City building, reveals the invisible dangers in the air you are breathing. It is a dramatic public artwork designed by artists and scientist Andrea Polli that raises awareness of the presence and impact of particle pollution.

League members are invited to meet at 7th District Restaurant, corner of 7th and Caldwell, Thursday, April 21 for dinner at 6:16 pom before walking to the building to view the light show and hear a brief presentation. Terry Lansdell of Clean Air Carolina answers questions nightly at the display. See: www/particlefallsclt.org

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
11:30am
LWV Office
1817 Central Ave., Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
Lunch with the League - Voter Registration Planning. Meet for a brainstorming session for Voter Registration plans - coordinating with other county groups for maximum reach - what events should we attend? Bring your own lunch.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
6:15 pm
LWV Office
1817 Central Ave. Room 210
Charlotte
Monthly League Board Meeting.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Myers Park Baptist Church, Heaton Hall
1900 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
REGISTRATION CLOSED! Closing the Coverage Gap in NC: Where We Go From Here. PANELISTS:

Susan F. Shumaker, RN, MHA, FACHE, President, Cone Health Foundation

Rob Luisana, Managing Partner, Pilot Benefits

Adam Linker, Co-director, Health Access Coalition, NC Justice Center

Saturday, March 5, 2016
10:30 am - Noon
League Office (Room 210) LWVC-M Coffee. Please come and meet the Judicial candidates.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
7 pm
Time Warner Cable News Channel US Senate and Gubernatorial Debates Aired on Television. The US Senate and Gubernatorial election debates will be telecast on the Capital Tonight, aired on the Time Warner Cable News Channel.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
6:15 pm
League Office Monthly League Board Meeting.
Monday, February 29, 2016
7 pm
Time Warner Cable News Channel US Senate and Gubernatorial Debates Aired on Television. The US Senate and Gubernatorial election debates will be telecast on the Capital Tonight, aired on the Time Warner Cable News Channel.
Monday, February 22, 2016
8-5
  The Voter Newsletter Deadline for Submissions. Please e-mail all questions or content proposals to our newsletter editor.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
2pm
WTVI-PBS Channels Debates for Local Primary Elections. The debates will air on the WTVI Channel on Sunday, February 21, from 2:00 PM to 5:15 PM in the following time slots:

2:00 PM + 2:35 PM Mecklenburg County Commissioners At-Large Democratic Primary Patricia (Pat) Cotham, Damiko Faulkner, Trevor M. Fuller and Ella Scarborough*

2:35 PM + 2:53 PM Mecklenburg County Commissioners + District 2 Lula Dualeh (D), Angela G. Edwards (D) and Vilma D. Leake (D)*

2:53 PM + 3:15 PM Mecklenburg County Commissioners + District 6 Bill James (R) and Joel Levy (R)

3:15 PM + 3:36 PM N.C. State Senate District 40 Nasif Majeed (D) and Joyce Waddell (D)

3:36 PM + 3:58 PM N.C. House District 100 John Autry (D) and Billy Maddalon (D)

3:58 PM + 4:17 PM N.C. House District 103 Noah Lieberman (D) and Rochelle Rivas (D)

4:17 PM + 4:39 PM U.S. House District 12 Ryan Duffie (R) and Leon Threatt (R)

4:39 PM + 5:15 PM U.S. House District 12 Alma Adams (D), Gardenia Henley (D) and Juan Antonio (D)

  • Ella Scarborough and Vilma D. Leake were unable to participate in the debate.