New link coming soon with a chart that summarizes current issues being studied or acted upon by our standing committees and action teams.
This team is new, and plans to focus on women's and children's affordable, accessible health care. We are working with the local Planned Parenthood to learn about what areas need our attention and advocacy.
We are also planning celebration events for the centennial of the women's right to vote in 2020. So far, we plan to participate in the Azalea Festival parade, and create story boards telling the history of the vote and of the League of women Voters. We will display the boards around the NHC, BC areas.
READ the latest Education study from the LWV-Lower Cape Fear:
LISTEN to the NPR interview Study Vouchers mostly go to schools teach biblical worldview
PRESS RELEASE from LWV NC: Some NC Schools Leave Students Unprepared for College, Careers.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE EDUCATION ACTION TEAM.
We meet the third Thursday of each month at 10 am at the YWCA (2815 S. College Road). See LWVLCF calendar postings for specific information
Focus issues for 2018 include a study of NC PreK programs (public and private sites), advocacy for quality early childhood education, completion of a study on private school vouchers (Opportunity Scholarships), advocating for equal opportunity for a quality education for all children as the NHC School District begins their planning on redistricting, and the monitoring of legislation affecting education at the State and National levels.
POSITION STATEMENTS, REPORTS, RESOLUTIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION.
Thanks to the Education Action Team for its work on drafting and presenting resolutions to both Brunswick and New Hanover Counties in support of public education.
Our theme for the year is Water in the Lower Cape Fear. There are a host of issues, aquifers, storm water run off, non-point pollution, water quantity, and water quality.
Other topics we are monitoring:
New Hanover County: Summary of Jennifer Rigby's (New Hanover County Strategy and Budget Office)
In addition, we are monitoring the Unified Development Ordinance of New Hanover County and will be prepared to take action when appropriate as it relates to the Special Use Permit position.
Brunswick County Navassa Super Fund Site
For further information Contact: Sue Ann Rush or Clarice Reber
1. Educate the public about Gerrymandering, Redistricting Reform and how an Independent Nonpartisan Commission can help solve the problems that gerrymandering causes.
2. Influence, where possible, support from the NC General Assembly members, for bills that would create a nonpartisan commission.
3. Help influence what makes up an Independent Nonpartisan Commission and how it works.
Here is some further information.
Save the Date: On Thursday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m., we will, with other co-sponsors, provide a presentation on the UNCW campus on Redistricting Reform. Our guest speaker will be Judge Tom Ross. Look for more information as we continue to plan this major event.
For more information on this FEAT effort, contact Gail Bromley at firstname.lastname@example.org.