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LWVHC UPDATES

January 24, 2021

Amanda Gorman, 22, Inaugural Poet. You can read  the text HERE and/or watch her performance HERE

 

Amanda Gorman is an American poet and activist from Los Angeles, California. Gorman's work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. Gorman published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015. 

 Priorities Planning Meeting
It’s time to fertilize our grassroots League of Women Voters. Join us as we discuss and review state positions on issues and recommend priorities to LWVNC to grow our future. This is a great opportunity to get your feet wet and sprout some ideas.  

Thursday, January 28th 4:00 to 5:00 pm.  

Register for this meeting HERE
After registering you will receive a Zoom link to attend the meeting.

Want to do a little digging first? Additional resources for your discussion:

Link to LWVNC State positions
Link to LWVUS National Program 2020-2022


 
Democracy

The mission of the LWV is “Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.”  But what do we mean by democracy, and how do we best defend it?  Are there essential characteristics to make democracy possible in a polity, and if so, what are they?  Join us for what may be the first of a number of conversations about democracy.  
Please do some independent research and reflecting, and come prepared to learn and talk about democracy and its fundamental elements.  LWVHC board member and resident historian/retired history teacher, Paul Goebel, will lead our discussion. 
 
If you haven’t attended an Alice Group session yet, please join us. We’re a friendly group—some love to talk and some to listen—so hope to see you!

 

 Join us on:

February 11, 3:00 - 4:30 pm via Zoom

Register for this program HERE
After registering you will receive a Zoom link to attend the meeting.
Support the For the People Act
 
The For the People Act (HR 1) is a once-in-a-generation package of proven reforms that would:
  • Expand and protect voting rights and access to the ballot
  • Put ordinary Americans ahead of Big Money donors
  • End gerrymandering so that electoral districts are fairly drawn 
  • Clean up government and hold elected officials to the highest ethical standards.

In March 2019 the For the People Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives with unanimous support from the Democratic caucus, and is supported by every Democrat in the Senate; yet the former Senate Majority Leader refused to bring it up for a vote.
 
The League of Women Voters supports this important legislation. Go here to read more about it and to sign a petition, sponsored by LWVUS and other organizations, asking President Joe Biden and the U.S. Congress to take action on it as soon as possible!
Redistricting

LWV Wake County Redistricting Team has invited us to join in their book discussion of David Daley's Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy.  The event is Feb. 24 at 5pm. For more info and to register, click HERE.

A copy of the LWVHC Membership List is available HERE

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CALENDAR
 
All meetings held virtually unless otherwise noted. Email to register as indicated.
 

January

27 - Voter Services Team, 1:00 pm, register at voterservices@lwvhcnc.org

28 - Priorities Planning Meeting,  4:00 pm, register in advance of the meeting at link above.


February 

- Board Meeting, 10:00 am - noon, Register at secretary@lwvhcnc.org.

11 - The Alice Group, 3:00 - 4:30, register in advance of the meeting at link above.

15 - Immigration Team, 1:30, Register in advance of the meeting HERE. 

24 - Voter Services Team, 1:00 pm, register at voterservices@lwvhcnc.org
 

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Hendersonville, NC 28793

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