Making Democracy Work

Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, July 5, 2018
1:00pm - 2:30pm
USCIS
6130 Tyvola Centre Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Voter Registration after USCIS Naturalization Ceremony. Join the League in helping new US Citizens complete voter registration forms immediately after their naturalization ceremony. Contact the Director, Voter Services for more information by clicking here: Contact Voter Services

Click on VOTER SERVICES for more information.

Thursday, July 5, 2018
9:30am - 11:00am
USCIS
6130 Tyvola Centre Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Voter Registration after USCIS Naturalization Ceremony. Join the League in helping new US Citizens complete voter registration forms immediately after their naturalization ceremony. Contact the Director, Voter Services for more information by clicking here: Contact Voter Services

Click on VOTER SERVICES for more information.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
9:30am - 11:00am
Charlotte History Museum
3500 Shamrock Road
Charlotte, NC 28215
Voter Registration after USCIS Naturalization Ceremony. Join the League in helping new US Citizens complete voter registration forms immediately after their naturalization ceremony. Contact the Director, Voter Services for more information by clicking here: Contact Voter Services

Click on VOTER SERVICES for more information.

Thursday, June 28, 2018
9:30am - 11:00am
USCIS
6130 Tyvola Centre Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Voter Registration after USCIS Naturalization Ceremony. Join the League in helping new US Citizens complete voter registration forms immediately after their naturalization ceremony. Contact the Director, Voter Services for more information by clicking here: Contact Voter Services

Click on VOTER SERVICES for more information.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
1:00pm - 2:15pm
USCIS
6130 Tyvola Centre Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Voter Registration after USCIS Naturalization Ceremony. Join the League in helping new US Citizens complete voter registration forms immediately after their naturalization ceremony. Contact the Director, Voter Services for more information by clicking here: Contact Voter Services

Click on VOTER SERVICES for more information.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
9:30am - 11:00am
USCIS
6130 Tyvola Centre Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Voter Registration after USCIS Naturalization Ceremony. Join the League in helping new US Citizens complete voter registration forms immediately after their naturalization ceremony. Contact the Director, Voter Services for more information by clicking here: Contact Voter Services

Click on VOTER SERVICES for more information.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
9:30am - 11:00am
USCIS
6130 Tyvola Centre Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Voter Registration after USCIS Naturalization Ceremony. Join the League in helping new US Citizens complete voter registration forms immediately after their naturalization ceremony.

Contact the Director, Voter Services for more information by clicking here: Contact Voter Services

Click on VOTER SERVICES for more information.

Monday, June 18, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
LWVCM Office
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone Bank Call to Action. Join the League and LWVNC in "doing advocacy" regarding the proposed constitutional referendum to call the income tax rate. Click on CALL TO ACTION and LEAGUE EVENTS for more information.
Monday, June 18, 2018
12:00pm
LWVCM Office
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
FEAT meeting. Join us for the FEAT organizational meeting.

For questions contact Debbie debbie.snowdon@yahoo.com or Ashleigh at mashleigh37@gmail.com

Monday, June 18, 2018
10:00am
Board of Elections
741 Kenilworth Avenue
Charlotte, NC
League and Democracy NC meeting at Board of Elections. Join the League and Democracy NC for a meeting with the Board of Elections staff to discuss incident reports from polling precincts in 2016. For more information contact Debbie, Debbie.snowdon@yahoo.com or Ashleigh, at mashleigh37@gmail.com
Thursday, June 14, 2018
9:30am - 11:00am
USCIS
6130 Tyvola Centre Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Voter Registration after USCIS Naturalization Ceremony. Join the League in helping new US Citizens complete voter registration forms immediately after their naturalization ceremony. Contact the Director, Voter Services for more information by clicking here: Contact Voter Services

Click on VOTER SERVICES for more information.

Thursday, June 7, 2018
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Auditorium
1816 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
2018 Annual Meeting. 2018 Annual Meeting headlined by Former District Court Judge Nancy Black Norelli.

The deadline to order dinner has passed but all are welcome to attend the meeting!

Thursday, June 7, 2018
6:00pm
1817 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
LWVCM ANNUAL MEETING. Click on LEAGE EVENTS for details.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
1:00pm - 2:15pm
USCIS
6130 Tyvola Centre Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Voter Registration after USCIS Naturalization Ceremony. Join the League in helping new US Citizens complete voter registration forms immediately after their naturalization ceremony.

Click on VOTER SERVICES to sign up.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
11:00am
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC
28205
LWVCM Education Action Team Meeting with CMS Board Chair Mary McCray. LWVCM Education Action Team Meeting with CMS Board Chair Mary McCray
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
1:00pm - 2:15pm
USCIS
6130 Tyvola Centre Drive
Charlotte, Cn 28217
Voter Registration after USCIS Naturalization ceremony. Join the League in helping new US Citizens complete voter registration forms immediately after their naturalization ceremony.

Click on VOTER SERVICES to sign up.

Thursday, May 24, 2018
1:00pm - 2:15pm
USCIS
6130 Tyvola Centre Drive
Charlotte, CN 28217
Voter Registration after USCIS Naturalization Ceremony. Join the League in helping new US Citizens complete voter registration forms immediately after their naturalization ceremony.

Click on VOTER SERVICES to sign up.

Thursday, May 24, 2018
1:00pm - 2:15pm
USCIS
6130 Tyvola Centre Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Voter Registrations after USCIS Naturalization Ceremony. Join the League in helping new US Citizens complete voter registration forms immediately after their naturalization ceremony.

Click on VOTER SERVICES to sign up.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
1:00pm - 2:15pm
USCIS
6130 Tyvola Centre Dr
Charlotte, NC 28217
Voter Registration after USCIS Naturalization Ceremony. Join the League in helping new US Citizens complete voter registration forms immediately after their naturalization ceremony.

Click on VOTER SERVICES to sign up.

Thursday, May 10, 2018
1:00pm - 2:15pm
USCIS - Naturalization Ceremony
6130 Tyvola Center Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Voter Registration after USCIS Naturalization Ceremony. Join the League in helping new US Citizens complete voter registration forms immediately after their naturalization ceremony.

Click on VOTER SERVICES to sign up.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
11:30am - 1:00pm
League Offices
Midwood International and Cultural Center
1817 Central Ave., Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
Lunch with the League. Join us for this month's Lunch with the League.We welcome the Director of Mecklenburg's Board of Elections, Michael Dickerson.

Click on LEAGUE EVENTS for details and to RSVP.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
6:30am - 7:30pm
Throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg ELECTION DAY. Primary Election Day.

Click on ELECTIONS for information of how to find the Candidates for your area and where to vote.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:30pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Talk. This month we welcome Charlotte's City Council members, Edmund Driggs and Larken Egelston. Click on LEAGUE EVENTS for more information and to RSVP.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
11:00am
N. Tryon and 9th Street
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte's St. Patricks Day Parade. Join the League at the St. Patrick's Day Parade!

We need you to come out and march with your League!

The parade begins at 11am at the corner of N. Tryon and 9th Streets. We will march south to 3rd Street, take a left and finish at Caldwell Street. Be sure to check out the Irish Festival on S. Tryon between 3rd and Stonewall Streets, either before or after the parade. The Festival hours are 10am - 6pm and it features Irish music, dancing, bagpipes (of course), penny of vendors and amusements for the kids.

Click on LEAGUE EVENTS for more information.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
11:30am
International House AUDITORIUM
1817 Central Avenue,
Charlotte, NC 28205
Lunch with the League. Lunch With the League welcomes Ms. Janet Singerman, President of Child Care Resources, Inc. Ms. Singerman will present: Nurturing Opportunity Right from the Start: The Critical Importance of Early Care & Education.

For more information go to LEAGUE EVENTS.

We ask that you let us know you are attending. Click here: RSVP

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Charlotte Observer 600 South Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28202 Civics 101 - Graduation Dinner + Meet the Press. Session 5 of Civics 101, a 5-week course led by current and former government officials in a face-to-face format.

Click on CIVICS 101 to Register and for more information.

There's a parking garage on site and nearby on-street and parking lots. Your dinner is included in your registration fee.

Monday, March 5, 2018
6:15pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Board of Directors meeting.
Monday, February 26, 2018
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Mecklenburg Courthouse
832 East 4th Street
Courtroom 5370
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civics 101 - Mecklenburg County Courts. Session 4 of Civics 101, a 5-week course led by current and former government officials in a face-to-face format.

Click on CIVICS 101 to Register and for more information.

Park at the 4th Street Deck, directly across from 3rd/4th St./I-277 exit rampUsing the crosswalk, cross McDowell St. and enter the courthouse through the McDowell St. entrance. NOTE: Remove all metals from your person, including belts and steel-toed shoes.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6:30pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Talk. The League welcomes East Mecklenburg High School Student Presentation - Unified: A Political Harmony Seminar.

Click on LEAGUE EVENTS for details.

Monday, February 19, 2018
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th St. Room 267
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civics 101 - City Government. Session 3, Civics 101, a 5-week course led by current and former government officials in a face-to-face format.

Click on CIVICS 101 to Register and for more information about the program.

Parking available in the garage across the street. Enter on Davidson between 3rd and 4th. Take a ticket to enter, but there will be no charge on exiting.

NOTE: Give yourself extra time to go through Security.

Thursday, February 15, 2018
7:30pm
CPCC Halton Theater
1206 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
League Gathering - Dress rehearsal for EVITA. CPCC's theater department is graciously offering our League members the opportunity to gather for the the final dress rehearsal of "Evita." This smash-hit Broadway musical, with lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber, tells the story of Evita Peron, the dynamic and tragic leader of Argentina. A Tony-award winning show, Evita has been translated into 14 languages and has enjoyed over 40 years of success in the West End and on Broadway.

Family and friends are most welcome. There are ample seats available, however seating is on a first-come basis.

Click on LEAGUE EVENTS for information about the fundraiser.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th St. Room 267
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civics 101 - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Session 2 of Civics 101, a 5-week course led by current and former government officials in a face-to-face format.

Click on CIVICS 101 to Register and for more information about the program.

Parking available in the garage across the street. Enter on Davidson between 3rd and 4th. Take a ticket to enter, but there will be no charge on exiting.

NOTE: Give yourself extra time to go through Security.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
6:15pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Board of Directors Meeting.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
6:00pm-8:30pm
Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Room 267
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civics 101 - Mecklenburg County Government. Session 1 of Civics 101, a 5-week course led by current and former government officials in a face-to-face format.

Click on CIVICS 101 to Register and for more information about the program.

Park at the 4th Street Deck, directly across from 3rd/4th St./I-277 exit ramp.

Using the crosswalk, cross McDowell St. and enter the courthouse through the McDowell St. entrance.

NOTE: Remove all metals from your person, including belts and steel-toed shoes.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
11:30am
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
Education Committee Meeting. Equity group meets at 11:30am; Innovations Group meets at 12:30pm; Full committee meets at 1:30pm.
Monday, January 22, 2018
10:00am
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
LWVCM Board Reflection/Look Forward meeting. The Board will be looking at successes and challenges of the past year and considering plans for the new year. All members welcome.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
10:00am
First Ward Park
301 E 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Charlotte Women's March - First Anniversary. LWVCM is participating in the Charlotte Women's March.

All members are encouraged to contact Delores Johnson Hurt with information about where the League is gathering. deloreshurt@yahoo.com

Click on COMMUNITY EVENTS page for detailed information about the Charlotte Women's March.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
10:00-12:00pm
Parade Route
9th Street
Charlotte, NC
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade. Our League Chapter is proudly participating in Charlotte's Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade on Friday, January 13th. All are invited to come out and support the League as we honor Dr. King and increase community awareness of our efforts to further his democratic principles. All ages are welcome!

The Parade route follows Tyron Street in uptown Charlotte from 9th Street to Stonewall Street.

Contact Debbie Snowdon at debbie.snowdon@yahoo.com or 704-976-4335 if you plan to march with us for details on where and when to meet beforehand.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
11:30am
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
Lunch with the League. Join us as our speaker from Action NC will speak about how to reduce Charlotte's homicides. Click on LEAGUE EVENTS for details about our Speaker.

The talk is free. Bring your lunch or order lunch - the cost is $10 - from us no later than January 8th by clicking here: RSVP & Order Lunch

Thursday, January 4, 2018
11:00am
Romare Bearden Park
300 S. Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Silenced Voices, Silenced Justice protest march. Join the League, Citizens in Action NC and http://www.faircourtsnc.com in a silent protest march to represent the threat of silenced justice across the state. See League Events for details.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
6:15pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Board of Directors Meeting.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Levine Museum of the New South
200 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Holiday Celebration Honoring Women Elected to Office. The League in conjunction with the Black Women's Caucus and Charlotte Women's March invite you to a a reception honoring women elected to office this November. Honorees include Mayor Vi Lyles and women elected to City and Town council and the Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board. Former female office holders will also be recognized at this unprecedented celebration of women's contributions to government.

Everyone--men and women!!--are invited.

Parking is free at Seventh Street Station garage. Validate ticket at the Guest Services Desk.

~Business Attire~

Suggested donations $35-$100.

Click on LEAGUE EVENTS for details or RSVP and Donate here: Holiday Celebration Honoring Women Elected to Office

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
11:30am-1:00pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 201
Charlotte, NC 28205
Holiday Luncheon. Our League is once again joining CMPD and the CMPD Police Explorers to provide books as holiday gifts for families in Charlotte. This project began in 1974 by helping 15 struggling families, and now contributes gifts for hundreds of children across the area.

CMPD also partners with CMS teachers and counselors to indentify families in need of assistance during the holiday season. The LWVCM proudly donated more than 80 books last year!

We hope that you can join us for good food and good company as we support a great cause. For questions contact Margaret Howe-Soper at margaretsoper@hotmail.com

Click on LEAGUE EVENTS to RSVP

Saturday, December 9, 2017
10:00am - 4:30pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1001 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
We Are Democracy Workshop held by DEMOCRACY NORTH CAROLINA. Because of your passion and dedication, you are invited to Democracy North Carolina's first-ever "We Are Democracy" Fall Summit.

This is a pivotal moment for North Carolina and we need your help to push back against efforts to rig the political process in our state. This year we're knocking thousands of doors, making calls, and having crucial conversations with our neighbors to fight for fair voting maps and elections in 2018. But we can't do it without you.

We will equip you with the tools to fightback against voter suppression and set the stage for our collective work in 2018. You'll also learn how your work connects to people like you all across testate!

DEMOCRACY NORTH CAROLINA is embarking on this new era with a new executive director in 2018 -- Tomas Lopez. He's so impressed with our collective work. In his words, "this dynamic organization has accomplished great things, and I'm truly pleased to join my new colleagues and the community of advocates in NC to do even more." He's ready. Are you?

Check-in and refreshments begin at 9:30, and lunch will be served in the afternoon.

Click on COMMUNITY EVENTS for more information or RSVP here

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
6:15pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Board of Directors Meeting.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
11:30am
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
Lunch with the League. James E. Ford, Program Director of the Public Schools Forum of N.C. is our speaker this month.

Please RSVP and let us know you're coming. If you are ordering lunch, please follow the instructions on the RSVP link. Lunch orders are required no later than Monday, November 6th by 5:00pm. We do not order extra lunches.

RSVP

See LEAGUE EVENTS for more information.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
 
  ELECTION DAY.
Monday, November 6, 2017
6:15pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Board of Directors Meeting.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6-8:30pm
Charlotte Observer
550 S. Caldwell Street
Charlotte, NC, 28202
Civics 101 - Graduation Dinner + Meet the Press. Session 5 of Civics 101

On-street parking is available as well as in two nearby ground-level, paid parking lots.

Your dinner is included in your registration.

Click on CIVICS 101 to Register.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:00 - 11:00am
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
3400 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC
West Side Education Forum. Charles Jeter, Government Relations Coordinator for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, will lead the audi-ence through the maze of school funding sources and the elected officials responsible for each. Jeter lives in Huntersville and was twice elected to the NC House. He represented District 92, which stretches down the Ca-tawba River from Huntersville to Lake Wylie, from January 2014 until last year when he was appointed to the CMS staff.

The urgency to pass the school bond issue will be voiced by Brandon Neal who is on the bond campaign committee. Information about the bonds can be accessed here

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
8:00pm and 11:00pm
WTVI, Charlotte
PBS Charlotte Time Warner HD Channel 1174
Channel 42 on AT&T U-VERSE, DirecT, Dish, and Comporium
Mayor Candidates Debate. Save the date for the second round of mayoral candidate debates sponsored by WTVI and the League
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:30pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Talk. There will be no League Talk this month; however, the Education Action Team is sponsoring two Education Funding Forums on October 14th and 21st. Please attend the Forum event that's closest to you in place of League Talk. Check LEAGUE EVENTS for information.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6-8:30pm
Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th St. Room 267
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civics 101 - Mecklenburg County Government. Session 4 of Civics 101

Parking available in the garage across the street. Enter on Davidson between 3rd and 4th. Take a ticket to enter, but there will be no charge upon exiting.

NOTE: Give yourself extra time to go through Security

Click on CIVICS 101 to Register.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9:00-11:00am
Amity Presbyterian Church
2831 N. Sharon Amity Road
Charlotte, NC
East Side Education Forum. Enter the parking lot from Pearson Drive to access Johnston Hall (in the back)

Charles Jeter, Government Relations Coordinator for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, will lead the audience through the maze of school funding sources and the elected officials responsible for each. Jeter lives in Huntersville and was twice elected to the NC House. He represented District 92, which stretches down the Catawba River from Huntersville to Lake Wylie, from January 2014 until last year when he was appointed to the CMS staff.

The urgency to pass the school bond issue will be voiced by Brandon Neal who is on the bond campaign committee. Information about the bonds can be accessed here

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
6-8:30pm
Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th St., Room 267
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civics 101 - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Session 3 of Civics 101

Parking available in the garage across the street. Enter on Davidson between 3rd and 4th. Take a ticket to enter, but there will be no charge upon exiting.

NOTE: Give yourself extra time to go through Security.

Click on CIVICS 101 to Register.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
 
Mecklenburg Courthouse
832 East 4th
Courtroom 5370
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civics 101 - Mecklenburg County Courts. Session 2 of Civics 101

Park at the 4th Street Deck, directly across from 3rd/4th St./I-277 exit ramp.

Using the crosswalk, cross McDowell St. and enter the courthouse through the McDowell St. entrance.

NOTE: Remove all metals from your person, including belts and steel-toed shoes.

Click on CIVICS 101 to Register.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:30pm-8:00pm
The Government Center, Uptown Charlotte
600 East 4th Street, Room 280
Charlotte, NC
Protecting Judicial Independence. The North Carolina General Assembly, on April 10, 2017, introduced HB717, An Act to Revise Certain Superior Court Judicial Districts. This bill introduces partisanship to judicial elections and fundamentally alters how judges are elected to the district court bench. This event features a panel discussion with local government and legal experts discussing their perspectives on this issue. The event aims to educate citizens on the impacts of House Bill 717 from the perspective of stakeholders and to discuss proposed judicial legislation and reforms. Event starts promptly at 6:30 and building doors close at 6:30.so arrive early! Seating capacity limited. We hope you will join us.

See LEAGUE EVENTS for link to RSVP.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6-8:30pm
Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th St., Room 280
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civics 101 - City Government. Session 1 of Civics 101

Parking available in the garage across the street. Enter on Davidson between 3rd and 4th. Take a ticket to enter, but there will be no charge on exiting.

NOTE: Give yourself extra time to go through Security.

Click on CIVICS 101 to Register.

Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:30pm
Dale F. Halton Theater
1206 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
Night at the Theater. An opportunity to join your fellow League members for a dress rehearsal performance of "Bridges of Madison County."

All seats are specially priced at $12. Tickets can only be purchased here.

Sign up and purchase tickets here:

Enter Attendee Name(s):
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11:30am
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
Lunch with the League. Gerrymandering Update: Where are we now and where are we going?"

Barbara Bleiweis, the redistricting reform team lead for LWVCM and representative to the LWVNC Fair Election Action Team, will update guests on the League training and advocacy efforts towards ending this century old practice of manipulating voting boundaries for partisan advantage.

Please let us know you're coming! RSVP

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
1:30pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
Education Committee meeting.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
6:15pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Board of Directors meeting.
Monday, September 4, 2017
10:30am
701 N. College Street
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte's Labor Day Parade. Join the League by marching in the Charlotte's Labor Day Parade. Meet us at 701 N. College Street at 10:30am.

OR, if cheer us on along the parade route. The parade starts at The Hall Marshall Building, runs down Tryon Street from 9th Street through the Square, turns left at 3rd Street and finishes on College Street.

For questions contact: Debbie Snowdon, our Second VP & Director of Public Relations: publicrelations@goleaguego.org

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.