Making Democracy Work

Citizenship in Action

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
"Today's Journalism: Changes and Impacts" will be the Hot Topic luncheon for the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear. The meeting will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 25 in the New Hanover Room of the New Hanover County Public Library, 201 Chestnut St.

The guest speaker will be Scott Nunn, opinion editor of StarNews Media.

The presentation is open to the public as well as League of Women Voter members.

Redistricting in North Carolina

From the StarNews:

Judiciary Is No Place For Partisanship

Wrong Interests Get Put First in Gerrymandering

NC Voters Have Right to Fair Districts

Math Experts Help Address Gerrymandering

Fall 2017 Candidate Forums

Click the "Candidate Forums" tab to the left for information on League and non-League sponsored candidate forums.

Questions About Your Drinking Water?

The Environment Action Team suggests a useful resource: Clean Cape Fear.

Womans Equality Day August 26, 2017

August 26th marked the 97th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. This event was celebrated in Southport at Franklin Park on August 26th. The purpose of this non-partisan Women's Equality Day Celebration was to bring attention to the need for economic and social equality for women. The rally included speakers, music, and a wide variety of tables with pertinent information from a variety of organizations. Our league offered voter registration, petition signing for the fair elections campaign, and league information/membership. Women's Equality Day has been celebrated since 1973 by Presidential Proclamation after a bill was introduced by Congresswoman Bella Abzug.

Message from President Carol Roberts

Welcome to the 2017-2018 league year! The new board of the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear is now working towards the implementation of our program goals, and we invite all members to find their area of interest and join in to help make this upcoming year a successful one. We suggest you check our website frequently to stay in touch with meetings and news of interest.

The last two years have been very busy and eventful. You can read about what our league has accomplished in the 2015-2017 Biennium Report, written by our Vice President.

2017-2018 Board of Directors: Pat Lerch, Meredith Glicksman, Barbara Burrell, Carol Roberts, Linda Kurta, Bonnie Bechard, Clarice Reber, Georgia Morgan. Not present: Mary Ellen Cole, Rebecca Philpott.

League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear Honored at LWV North Carolina State Convention

The great work of the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear was recognized by the statewide organization at the biennial convention in Greensboro May 5-7, 2017. Lower Cape Fear received the Outstanding Local League Award (over 40 members) and Voter Services chair Gail Bromley received the Gertrude Weil Award. You can read the award descriptions by clicking here.

Sheila Fellerath, LWVLCF President and Margaret Salinger, LWVNC Director

Gail Bromley Accepts Gertrude Weil Award